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 […]

Slideshow: ‘A Perfect Candidate’ at SummerDocs

On Saturday, August 27, HIFF closed out our 2016 SummerDocs series with a sold-out crowd for A PERFECT CANDIDATE at Guild Hall of East Hampton. A classic of the political documentary genre, A PERFECT CANDIDATE follows Oliver North’s 1994 campaign for Senate, a race that has uncanny parallels to our current political season. Following the film, directors R.J. Cutler (THE […]

Save the Dates for 2016 SummerDocs!

Over the past eight years, the SummerDocs series—showcasing the most anticipated documentaries—has become one of  HIFF’s signature events. Don’t miss this year’s lineup! Following each screening at Guild Hall, the director and/or subject(s) of the film will participate in a lively and engaging Q&A. HIFF Co-Chair Alec Baldwin co-curates the series with HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent. For 2016’s 8th […]

Big News for Short Films at HIFF 2016

Announcing a new perk for filmmakers of documentary shorts… The HIFF 2016 Documentary Short Competition winner will now qualify for Academy Award® consideration without a standard theatrical run, joining the Narrative Short Competition film winner. (This is provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.) In addition, both winning Narrative and Documentary Short Competition […]

Q&A: Marc Levin on Finding Common Ground in ‘Class Divide’

Director Marc Levin (SCHMATTA: RAGS TO RICHES TO RAGS, HIFF ’09, and HARD TIMES: LOST ON LONG ISLAND, Audience Award, HIFF ’11) presents CLASS DIVIDE, a look into the modern effects of gentrification in West Chelsea, New York, as seen through the eyes of students from both sides of the street—one avenue and worlds apart. […]