‘Author: The JT Leroy Story’ Screens at SummerDocs July 9

Over eight years, HIFF’s SummerDocs series has become one of  HIFF’s signature events. Don’t miss our first documentary of the summer, featuring a story that proves truth is indeed stranger than fiction.  AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY Saturday, July 9, 7:00 pm Tickets New York magazine’s October 2005 issue sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked “it boy” […]

SummerDocs 2016 to Screen ‘Author,’ ‘Betting on Zero,’ ‘A Perfect Candidate’

Over the past eight years, HIFF’s SummerDocs series—showcasing the most anticipated documentaries—has become one of  HIFF’s signature events. Check out the three exciting films that will screen in July and August! “Now in its eighth year, the SummerDocs series has become one of the most anticipated and respected film events in the New York and Hamptons summer […]

HIFF Screenwriters Lab: 2016 Selections & Mentors Announced

HIFF is proud to announce the mentors and screenwriters for the 16th Annual Screenwriters Lab, which takes place April 8-10 in East Hampton. The Lab pairs up-and-coming screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions. “The Screenwriters Lab is a highlight of the year-round work that HIFF does as we bring together […]

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 […]