UPDATE June 2014: Submissions for the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival are now closed.
Filmmakers, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. We’re looking for (more than) a few good narrative features, documentaries, shorts of all kinds, and student films.
The 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival (October 9-13), is now accepting submissions online through Withoutabox.
There are rules and regulations (of course!). For all the fine print, including awards eligibility—Golden Starfish Awards and many more—prizes (HIFF offers over $45K in cash awards), technical specs, full deadline schedule, festival history, and more, please visit Withoutabox and read carefully.
♦ April 7, 2014: Early Bird Deadline
♦ May 5, 2014: Regular Deadline
♦ June 2, 2014: Late Deadline
♦ June 16, 2014: WAB Extended Deadline
More about the Hamptons International Film Festival
The Hamptons International Film Festival takes place annually in October, with a number of additional events held year round in New York City and the Hamptons. The Festival is the premiere film event on New York State’s East End, and is an intimate showcase of some of the year’s best offerings in contemporary cinema.
With cash prizes handed out totaling more than $45,000, HIFF continues to attract some of the best films of the year. Festival selections continue to play an important role during awards season, with a significant number of titles highlighted every year at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, as well as the Gotham Awards and Independent Spirit Awards.
Films in the 2013 Festival received a record 32 Oscar nominations, including four Best Picture nominations. The Festival also screened films featuring eight of the Acting nominees as well as two of the Best Documentary nominees. 2013 was also the fourth year in a row that the Festival’s Audience Award-winning film (Philomena) was nominated for Best Picture, with the two such films (The Artist and The King’s Speech) eventually taking home the honors.
The Festival hosts multiple competitions focused specifically on early-career filmmakers, in the hopes of bolstering their work at an important juncture and helping develop a discussion around their films, both within the film community and beyond.