‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ to Open HIFF 2018

On Thursday, October 4, the 26th Hamptons International Film Festival will open with writer/director Sara Colangelo’s THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The film stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak, Rosa Salazar, and Gael García Bernal, telling the story of a kindergarten teacher who seeks to cultivate the poetic talents of one of her students […]

HIFF 2018: First Films Announced!

With 50 days to go (!) until the 26th annual Hamptons International Film Festival, we are thrilled to unveil our first wave of programming for HIFF 2018! The slate will include three female-directed films out of our annual Screenwriters Lab, two Cannes jury prize winners, a lush take on Oscar Wilde’s final years, a documentary featuring some Long Island […]

Volunteer for HIFF 2018!

“Volunteering is such a culturally interesting and enriching experience.” — Thomas Fried, HIFF Volunteer Want an immersive, behind-the-scenes experience at the Hamptons International Film Festival? As a volunteer, gain access to the inner workings of the festival engine, meet fellow film lovers, and receive one FREE movie ticket for every shift you work. The Hamptons International Film Festival could […]

HIFF 2018: Submissions Have Closed

Submissions for the 2018 Hamptons International Film Festival have now closed. With four competitive categories in narrative feature, documentary feature, narrative short film, documentary short film, and programs in seven non-competitive categories, the Hamptons International Film Festival seeks diverse films made by filmmakers who traverse the globe in order to tell their stories through different cultural […]

HIFF Screenwriters Lab: 2018 Selections & Mentors

HIFF is proud to announce the mentors and screenwriters for the 18th Annual Screenwriters Lab, which takes place April 6-8 in East Hampton and Sag Harbor. The Lab pairs up-and-coming screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions. The three selected screenplays for 2018 are Esra Saydam’s THE MESOPOTAMIAN, Anu Valia’s […]