Slideshow: 14th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab

HIFF 2015 Screenwriters Lab

Blessed with abundant sunshine, the participants of the 14th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab enjoyed the comfort of c/o The Maidstone inside and out, tirelessly dissecting plots, characters and storylines we anticipate will be great films one day. Following each day of productive mentoring sessions were dinner parties generously hosted by members of the Festival’s Board […]

HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab: 2015 Screenwriters & Mentors Announced

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The 14th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters’ Lab takes place this weekend (April 10-12) at the c/o the Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton. The Lab, co-sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 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 […]

Save the Dates! HIFF Prepares for Summer 2015

David Nugent, Matt Zoller Seitz, Chaz Ebert and Alec Baldwin in Q&A following HIFF SummerDocs screening of 'Life Itself.' Photo: Eugene Gologursky

Believe it or not, summer is indeed right around the corner! If you are a documentary fan, love outdoor screenings, or know a student interested in filmmaking, please save the dates for our summer programming, and spread the word…  HIFF at Guild Hall SummerDocs (titles TBA) Saturday, July 11 Saturday, August 1 Friday, August 28 […]

Alec Baldwin to Host Winter Classic Screening: ‘The Searchers’ at Guild Hall on February 7

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This Saturday, join host Alec Baldwin at Guild Hall of East Hampton for a special screening that will snap you right out of your slush-filled winter doldrums. Reverend Clayton: You wanna quit, Ethan? Ethan: That’ll be the day. Is John Ford‘s 1956 masterpiece The Searchers, starring the inimitable John Wayne, the best western of all time? So says Film School Rejects. And in […]

#GivingTuesday: Help HIFF Support the Next Generation of Filmmakers

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Amid all the excitement of the annual Hamptons International Film Festival, it’s easy to forget that HIFF was founded as—and remains today!—a non-profit organization.  As such, we are able to thrive thanks to generous supporters like you. Your donation today will allow us to continue to screen independent films and world-class documentaries throughout the East End all year long, and to develop […]