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

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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 […]

Become a Housing Host and Be Our Guest at HIFF 2015


Before and during our October festival, HIFF brings in specialized staffers, filmmakers and VIPs from around the world, and we are always in need of places for them to stay. Be a film festival supporter (and receive festival tickets or passes!) by opening your guest cottages, apartments, and houses to our treasured guests from around the world. To […]

Q&A: Keva Rosenfeld on His Enlightening Sequel, ‘All American High Revisited’


Insightful and charming, at times poignant, All American High Revisited takes you back in time to the excess and naiveté of America in the 1980s. The film follows Finnish exchange student Rikki Rauhala throughout her senior year at a suburban California school. A revealing slice of Americana, the film is a John Hughes movie come to […]