New Dick Cavett Award Unveiled

With just ten days until HIFF25, the Festival today revealed a brand new annual award: The Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award, which will honor a person who has supported the arts throughout his or her career and has made a significant impact and contribution within the industry. The inaugural award will be given to Emmy® Award-winning television […]

HIFF25: Competition Feature Slate Announced

Discover thrilling new talent in our prestigious Competition section. Each year, the HIFF Awards honor emerging narrative and documentary directors from around the world, representing cinema’s next generation of innovative film artists. HIFF25 COMPETITION: Documentary Features The winning Documentary Feature receives a $3,000 cash prize as well as a film production package of in-kind goods […]

‘LOVING’ to Receive 2016 Rabinowitz Award for Social Justice

In advance of tonight’s US Premiere of the critically acclaimed marriage equality drama LOVING, we are thrilled to announce the film will be honored with the Victor Rabinowitz & Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice by the 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival. The annual award is presented to a film that exemplifies the values of peace, equality, […]

Aaron Eckhart to Receive Variety Creative Impact Award at HIFF 2016

HIFF is thrilled to share that Variety will honor Golden Globe®-nominated actor Aaron Eckhart with the Variety Creative Impact Award at this year’s festival. Eckhart will participate in A Conversation With… on Friday at 1:00pm at Guild Hall, where Eckhart will be presented with the award by Variety’s Deputy Awards and Features Editor Jenelle Riley. “Aaron Eckhart is the definition […]

Short Films are Long on Delight at HIFF 2016

Good things 100% come in small packages—to prove this adage, look no further than HIFF 2016’s diverse and award-winning short film lineup.  Divided into cohesive programs around various themes, you can’t go wrong, no matter which one (or several!) you choose.  CONFLICT & RESOLUTION SHORTS The Films of Conflict & Resolution program is dedicated to showcasing […]