#HIFF2013: Focus on the Environment

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HIFF2013 is here! While you’re exploring our extensive slate, seek out these titles that treat issues related to the environment: Based on a New Yorker article by best-selling writer Jonathan Franzen, Emptying the Skies chronicles the poaching of migratory birds in southern Europe and introduces us to the intrepid volunteer squad of bird-lovers trying to stop it. Imbued […]

Q&A: Liesbeth De Ceulaer on ‘Behind the Redwood Curtain’

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Imbued with a mesmerizing, dreamlike quality, Liesbeth De Ceulaer’s confident first feature takes us to the majestic Redwood Forest and introduces us to people who have strong personal connections to this once isolated region of California. Through seamless vignettes and stunningly saturated cinematography, we meet activists, scientists, loggers, tree dwellers, and Native Americans who share […]

HIFF 2013 Golden Starfish Competition Announced: Narratives, Docs and Shorts

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Fifteen films have been selected to compete in this year’s Golden Starfish competition at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, including five films each in the documentary, narrative and short film categories. “The films in our Golden Starfish section allow us to shine a light on exciting new work by emerging filmmakers from around the […]