Women Calling the Shots at HIFF 2016

For many years, HIFF has enjoyed a close collaboration with New York Women in Film and Television, and 2016 is no different. In addition to our NYWIFT shorts program—Women Calling the Shots—this year we are also partnering on a Winick Talk. Moderated by film critic Thelma Adams, Sunday’s free panel discussion is entitled, WOMEN IN FILM: LOTS OF […]

Short Films are Long on Delight at HIFF 2016

Good things 100% come in small packages—to prove this adage, look no further than HIFF 2016’s diverse and award-winning short film lineup.  Divided into cohesive programs around various themes, you can’t go wrong, no matter which one (or several!) you choose.  CONFLICT & RESOLUTION SHORTS The Films of Conflict & Resolution program is dedicated to showcasing […]

Bring the Family to HIFF 2016!

We believe film festivals should include something for everyone, including the budding cinephiles in your life. Browse these features and shorts—appropriate for either all ages or 13+—and help HIFF create a new generation of movie fans. See you at the movies! The Red Turtle Directed by: Michael Dudok de Wit | Narrative Feature | 80 […]

See it First in the Hamptons! HIFF 2016 World Premieres

There’s absolutely nothing like being in the room when a movie screens for the very first time at a film festival—the anticipation, the excitement, the pure satisfaction on a filmmaker’s face when the credits roll and he or she faces the audience. And isn’t that what you’re looking for this weekend? This year at HIFF, we have four […]

Q&A: Director Jessie Auritt on the Inner Strength of ‘Supergirl’

Few would know it by looking at her, but Naomi “Supergirl” Kutin is the strongest girl in the world. The 11-year-old, 95-pound Orthodox Jewish girl from New Jersey is a competitive powerlifter who can lift three times her body weight, impressing even the largest of bodybuilders. SUPERGIRL follows Naomi’s inspiring journey as she simultaneously trains […]