HIFF Summer ‘Film Camp’ Returns to the East End

Do you have a budding young filmmaker in your world? Channel his or her creative energy this summer by enrolling your young Scorsese or DuVernay in HIFF’s “film camp” for kids! HIFF’s Student Filmmaking Workshops give students the opportunity to make their very own short films! Created by HIFF’s Executive Director, independent film producer Anne Chaisson, […]

Master Class Tickets on Sale: Alexander Dinelaris

Last week HIFF announced the first-ever public event associated with the Annual Screenwriters Lab: a Master Class with Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris on Saturday, April 9, at 5:30 pm at the Ross School in East Hampton. Tickets are now on sale! The annual Screenwriters Lab which pairs emerging screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a collaborative weekend […]

Q&A: Matt Sobel on the Delicate Balance of ‘Take Me to the River’

Note: This interview was first published during HIFF 2015. TAKE ME TO THE RIVER is now playing in select theaters. Find tickets. Accompanying his parents to a Nebraskan family reunion couldn’t be more uncomfortable for Ryder (Logan Miller), a gay Californian teenager. For his mother’s sake he agrees to act “normal,” but nonetheless attracts some unwanted attention […]

HIFF 2016 Screenwriters Lab: Inaugural Melissa Mathison Fund, Master Class

HIFF is proud to announce the inaugural Melissa Mathison Fund, named for the late Hollywood screenwriter, which will support the 16th Annual Screenwriters Lab next month. In addition, the Lab will present its first ever public event: a Master Class with Oscar®-winning screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris. The annual Screenwriters Lab which pairs emerging screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for […]

‘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 […]