You’re Invited: Reception to Support SummerDocs

This weekend, join HIFF for a reception to celebrate and support the annual SummerDocs series and other year-round initiatives. The event, hosted by HIFF Co-Chair Alec Baldwin and Board members Mary Jane and Charles Brock, Pat Swinney and Lloyd Kaufman, will take place prior to the SummerDocs screening of BETTING ON ZERO*, this Saturday, August 6. *Note: Tickets to the SummerDocs screening […]

2016 HIFF Screenwriters Lab a Success!

Screenwriters and mentors arrived Friday night at c/o The Maidstone in East Hampton, diving right into a collaborative weekend of insight, inspiration and hard work at the 2016 HIFF Screenwriters Lab, supported for the first year by the Melissa Mathison Fund. After settling in with a group dinner on Friday night, the group spent much […]

Q&A: Joshua Seftel on Embracing the Unexpected in ‘The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano’

With the help of DNA tests, psychics, and prosthetic makeup, renowned photographer Phil Toledano imagines all of the possible ways his life will end. Catch Joshua Seftel’s THE MANY SAD FATES OF MR. TOLEDANO in the CRAFTED shorts program, screening alongside two other films about auteurs: CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH and IT’S ME […]

What Does ‘Sold Out’ Really Mean? Rush Line Policy Explained…

When you’re browsing the HIFF 2015 Film Guide, don’t be discouraged if you see the words “Sold Out”—there’s still hope! Rush Sales Some of the films screening at HIFF 2015 are going to be more in demand than others; that’s just the way it is. But remember: just because advance tickets are no longer available for […]

Q&A: Geeta & Ravi Patel on the Unique Search for Love in ‘Meet the Patels’

Note: This interview originally ran during the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival. Meet the Patels opens in select theaters on Friday, September 11, and in coming weeks. Find tickets, and follow the film on Facebook and Twitter. After a just-can’t-commit breakup, Indian-American comedian Ravi Patel throws in the towel and agrees to let his endearing parents […]