2018 HIFF Screenwriters Lab Wraps Up

The 18th Annual HIFF Screenwriters Lab began last Friday with screenwriters and mentors arriving in Sag Harbor for a weekend of supportive guidance and collaboration. In between one-on-one mentor sessions, the group attended a Master Class in screenwriting from celebrated writer and mentor, James V. Hart, who has worked with Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Zemeckis […]

HIFF Screenwriters Lab: 2018 Selections & Mentors

HIFF is proud to announce the mentors and screenwriters for the 18th Annual Screenwriters Lab, which takes place April 6-8 in East Hampton and Sag Harbor. The Lab pairs up-and-coming screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions. The three selected screenplays for 2018 are Esra Saydam’s THE MESOPOTAMIAN, Anu Valia’s […]

HIFF25 Sunday Slideshow

Sunday at #HIFF25 was an embarrassment of riches, starting with three stellar conversations: Annette Bening, moderated by Bob Balaban; Rob Reiner, moderated by Buzzfeed’s Alison Willmore; and Anatomy of a Scene: GET OUT, moderated by Indiewire’s Eric Kohn. Both Annette and Rob also screened their films with us in the Spotlight section: FILM STARS DON’T […]

Slideshow: ‘WHITNEY. CAN I BE ME’ at SummerDocs

Last night our popular SummerDocs series expanded to Southampton for the first time, with WHITNEY. CAN I BE ME, an intimate and revealing portrait of iconic superstar Whitney Houston. Before the screening at UA Southampton 4, guests gathered for a pre-screening reception at Union Cantina. Acclaimed artist Eric Fischl was on hand to generously sign the newly-unveiled poster […]

Events in NY & LA Kick Off HIFF25!

The Hamptons International Film Festival held two celebratory events this week, officially kicking the 25th Anniversary season into high gear! First, on Monday night, Alec Baldwin, Dan Crown and Randy Mastro hosted New York guests in the spectacular setting of the Loft and Gardens of Rockefeller Center. And on Tuesday, HIFF continued the 25th anniversary […]