HIFF Holiday Sale!


It’s holiday season, and stocking stuffers abound in this year’s HIFF Holiday Sale, including gift memberships, Founder Passes, signed posters and wearable goodies. Our cinematic elves have a gift for everyone on your list, so what are you waiting for?  Founder Pass We’re pleased to announce that the 24th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place October […]

#GivingTuesday: Help HIFF Support the Next Generation of Filmmakers


Amid all the excitement of the annual Hamptons International Film Festival, it’s easy to forget that HIFF was founded as—and remains today!—a non-profit organization.  As such, we are able to thrive thanks to generous supporters like you. Your donation today will allow us to continue to screen independent films and world-class documentaries throughout the East End all year long, and to develop […]

Slideshow: SummerDocs Screening of ‘The Overnighters’

David Nugent, director Jesse Moss, Anne Chaisson, Hilaria and Alec Baldwin at SummerDocs screening of 'The Overnighters': August 29, 2014. Photo: Eugene Gologursky

This past Friday, director Jesse Moss screened his latest film as the final entry in the 2014 SummerDocs season at Guild Hall of East Hampton. The Overnighters, which won the U. S. Documentary Special Jury award for Intuitive Filmmaking at Sundance this year, will be released theatrically by Drafthouse Films in Fall 2014. Following the screening, SummerDocs host Alec Baldwin moderated a conversation with Moss and HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent. […]

VIDEO: ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ Q&A with Rory Kennedy, Alec Baldwin & More

David Nugent, director Rory Kennedy, film subject Col. Stuart Herrington, and series host Alec Baldwin in conversation following SummerDocs screening of Last Days in Vietnam: August 16, 2014. Photo: Eugene Gologursky

This past Saturday, the 2014 HIFF SummerDocs season continued with Last Days in Vietnam, Rory Kennedy‘s riveting and personal account of the desperate evacuation of Saigon in 1975: During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a […]

2014 HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab


Update: February 1, 2014 Submissions for the Hamptons International Film Festival 2014 Screenwriters’ Lab have now closed. We thank the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their continued and generous support. The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters’ Lab, which takes place annually in April, is an intimate gathering in East Hampton, New York. The Lab develops emerging […]