HIFF 2016 Competition Titles Announced!

Discover thrilling new talent in our prestigious Competition section. Each year, the HIFF Awards honor emerging narrative and documentary directors with global perspectives, representing cinema’s next generation of innovative film artists. Juried by world-class filmmakers and industry professionals, these competitions represent the impressive, provocative premieres by cinema’s next wave of filmmakers. NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION  THE […]

HIFF Awards Announced!

Congratulations to this year’s talented filmmakers! HIFF is proud to announce this year’s jury selections, and we are honored to celebrate all the winners’ fresh voices and vital work. The following awards were announced at Monday’s HIFF Awards Ceremony. See the entire list of HIFF 2015 Awards. HIFF Competition Awards Our Competitions Awards honor emerging directors from around the […]

Monday Snapshots: HIFF 2015 Award Winners, Alec Baldwin and INDIAN POINT, Alan Alda and BRIDGE OF SPIES

Monday was the last day of HIFF 2015, but the Festival was still going strong! In addition to the HIFF Awards Ceremony at the East Hampton Library, other highlights included Alec Baldwin and director Ivy Meeropol in an extended Q&A following INDIAN POINT and the Closing Night Film BRIDGE OF SPIES, with special guest Alan Alda! […]

HIFF 2014 Golden Starfish Awards Announced: ‘Gett’ and ‘The Special Need’ Named Best Features

Congratulations to our diverse group of winners! The following awards were announced at the 2014 Golden Starfish Awards Ceremony on October 13: Golden Starfish & Audience Awards | Zelda Penzel | Nussbaum | Rabinowitz | Barendrecht | Tangerine | Next Exposure | Conflict and Resolution | Sloan Foundation Golden Starfish Awards Our Golden Starfish Awards honor emerging directors from around the […]

Q&A: Ryan McGarry on HIFF 2013 Best Documentary ‘Code Black’

Code Black, which won the Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, opens at IFC Center in NYC on June 20, with more cities to follow. Tickets are available here. Note: This interview originally ran as part of our coverage of HIFF 2013. “C-Booth,” the trauma bay at the Los Angeles […]