2015 Films of Conflict & Resolution Announced


Now in its 16th year at HIFF, the 2015 Conflict & Resolution (C&R) program includes both feature films and shorts, all of which recognize and celebrate films that deal with the complex issues and the human dramas associated with war and violence. The program, presented by the Tribeca Shortlist, recognizes one of the films in the series with a cash […]

Views From Long Island Program Celebrates Local Filmmakers


Comprising four features and one short film, the Views From Long Island section focuses on local filmmakers, the area’s unique landscapes, and the important social and political issues facing Long Island communities. Supported by the Suffolk County Film Commission. “Our Views From Long Island program has constantly showcased the best in filmmaking from our Long Island community. We truly value […]

Slideshow: Final SummerDocs Screening of ‘Peace Officer’

David Nugent, director Brad Barber, subject Dub Lawrence, director Scott Lawrence, and Alec Baldwin. SummerDocs screening of 'Peace Officer,' August 28, 2015. Photo credit: Adriel Reboh.

On Friday, August 28, the Hamptons International Film Festival screened Peace Officer to close out the 2015 SummerDocs series, presented by TNT’s Public Morals. Following the screening of the powerful and timely film, directors Brad Barber and Scott Christopherson joined the subject of the film, William ‘Dub’ Lawrence, along with HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent and SummerDocs host Alec Baldwin, onstage for an in-depth Q&A. Before the screening, HIFF […]

HIFF 2015 to Open with James Vanderbilt’s ‘Truth’

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Truth, the directorial debut of James Vanderbilt, has been selected as the Opening Night film of the 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF). Truth, which stars Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Elisabeth Moss, and Topher Grace, follows news anchor Dan Rather (Redford) during his final days at CBS News, when he broadcast a report about how President Bush relied on privilege and […]

Narrative & Documentary Competition Films Announced for HIFF 2015

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The films in the Narrative and Documentary Competition at the 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival have been announced. The jury will select winners in each category; awards will be announced in a ceremony in East Hampton on Monday, October 12. “This year’s lineup once again demonstrates our outstanding programming team’s taste in film,” said HIFF Executive Director […]