‘Spotlight’ Wins Best Picture!

Films that have screened at HIFF earned 36 nominations at this year’s Academy Awards®, and several big names (and HIFF guests!) came away with the coveted statues last night. Also, HIFF has screened the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner in 7 of the last 8 years (including SPOTLIGHT in 2015), and is the only Festival on the East […]

HIFF Heads South to Palm Beach

On Tuesday, March 1, HIFF, in partnership with Manhattan Magazine, headed south for a special Film Festival Preview in Palm Beach at the beautiful home of our generous hostess, Marzia Precoda. The delightful evening cocktail reception boasted 75 guests, including VIP Palm Beach influencers and Hamptonites. Notable photographer Harry Benson, the subject of the 2015 HIFF World […]

Submissions for HIFF 2016 are Now Open!

Submissions for HIFF 2016 are now open! Filmmakers, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. HIFF can’t wait to see your narrative features, documentaries, shorts of all kinds, and student films. The 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival (October 6-10, 2016) is now accepting submissions online through Withoutabox. With four competitive categories in narrative feature, documentary feature, narrative short film, documentary […]

Big News for Short Films at HIFF 2016

Announcing a new perk for filmmakers of documentary shorts… The HIFF 2016 Documentary Short Competition winner will now qualify for Academy Award® consideration without a standard theatrical run, joining the Narrative Short Competition film winner. (This is provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.) In addition, both winning Narrative and Documentary Short Competition […]

Winter Classic Screening Revisits McCABE & MRS. MILLER

On February 20, join HIFF Co-Chair Alec Baldwin and Artistic Director David Nugent at Guild Hall of East Hampton for a special screening and discussion that will snap you right out of your winter blues.* Winter Classic: McCABE & MRS. MILLER Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:00 pm Guild Hall of East Hampton Tickets on sale now (HIFF Members, email members@hamptonsfilmfest.org to […]