HIFF 2019: How-To Guide

HIFF 2019: October 10-14

We’ve rounded up all you needed to know about attending the 27th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival this fall, and will continue to update this page throughout the summer!

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Passes + Packages

Your best bet for ticketless access, HIFF 2019 Founder Passes are on sale now!

Become a HIFF Patron and receive Founder Passes, party invitations, Green Room access, private parking, and more.

Passes and packages for HIFF 2019 will go on sale September 5.

Become a member today for year-round perks and invitations.

Films + Tickets

You will be able to browse the lineup and purchase tickets to all screenings and events via the Film Guide (published in mid-September).

Individual ticket sales will begin October 1.

Look for Box Office details later this summer!

HIFF screenings and events happen in various locations throughout the East End!

Official Festival Venues (as of July; may change!)

hiff-marquee-main-streetGuild Hall
158 Main Street, East Hampton

UA East Hampton Cinema 6
30 Main Street, East Hampton

UA Southampton 4 Theatres
43 Hill Street, Southampton

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane, Southampton

Bay Street Theater
1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
76 Main Street, Westhampton

Mulford Farm Museum
10 James Lane, East Hampton

Rowdy Hall
10 Main Street, East Hampton

*Venue box offices will open approximately one hour before the first ticketed screening or event of the day.

Check out the MAPS tab!

Please note: these maps are from 2018. 2019 updates coming soon!

South Fork Map 2018

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Jitney Map East Hampton 2018

How to Get Here

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Driving Directions

Travel Time: approx. 2 hours, 45 minutes. Distance: 105 miles (173 km)

  • Take the Queens Midtown Tunnel to I-495 East (Long Island Expressway).
  • Take Exit 70, onto Route 111 South.
  • Take Route 111 South approximately 5 miles to Route 27 East (Montauk Highway).
  • Follow Route 27 East into the village of East Hampton (approx. 30 miles).
  • The main festival venue is the United Artists Theater in the center of town on the right.

Railroad

Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) stations are conveniently located near theaters in Southampton and East Hampton.

Jitney

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Hampton Jitney offers convenient direct motorcoach service from various stops in New York City to the Hamptons for the film festival. Arriving via JFK or LaGuardia? Hampton Jitney has a convenient airport connection stop just a short taxi ride from the airport.

Local Transportation

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Avoid traffic, parking tickets, and rising gas prices by taking advantage of our free Hampton Jitney shuttle service, which will be running during the Festival. The shuttle loop will include stops at the majority of the festival venues, and additional stops will be added for the Opening and Closing events.

HIF 2019 schedule coming soon!

You can also use car services and taxis to get around.

Accommodations

Lodging in East Hampton sells out quickly, so make sure to book your room early! It is a holiday weekend (Columbus Day) so many hotels have 3- or 4-night minimums. There are no chain hotels, mostly smaller inns and bed & breakfasts. A few options: The Hedges InnThe Baker HouseEast Hampton House, East Hampton Colonial Inn, and White Fences (Water Mill).

Southampton also has many hotel options (about 20-30 minutes away). You might consider Southampton Inn.

Sag Harbor, a quaint, historic whaling village (about 15 minutes away) hosts some of our festival venues. Check out Forever Bungalows,  Baron’s Cove.

Montauk (about 20 minutes away) is also right on the ocean and has several hotels and motels.

Additional accommodations and info

East Hampton Chamber of Commerce
Southampton Chamber of Commerce
Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Montauk Chamber of Commerce

Rates, refund policy, and minimum stay requirements may vary. Please note many of the lodgings require 2 to 4 nights minimum.

Restaurants

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The 1770 House
143 Main Street, East Hampton

Babette’s
66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton

Citarella
2 Pantigo Road, East Hampton

Fresno
8 Fresno Place, East Hampton

The Golden Pear
34 Newtown Lane, East Hampton
99 Main Street, Southampton
111 Main Street, Sag Harbor

Nick & Toni’s
136 North Main Street, East Hampton

Rowdy Hall
10 Main Street, East Hampton

Serafina
104 North Main Street, East Hampton