Cannes Luncheon Celebrates Melissa Mathison, Women in Film

Last week, on a stunningly beautiful Côte d’Azur day overlooking Cannes and the Mediterranean, a cadre of accomplished women in film professionals gathered at the Villa Valnalou to pay tribute to the late screenwriter Melissa Mathison. The film based on her final screenplay—THE BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg—recently screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. In continuation of their annual women […]

June Library Screening of ‘HARD TIMES: LOST ON LONG ISLAND’

Join us for the next HIFF Monthly Screening, featuring the documentary that won the Audience Award at HIFF 2011, HARD TIMES: LOST ON LONG ISLAND. We are honored to welcome director Marc Levin as our guest. HARD TIMES: LOST ON LONG ISLAND East Hampton Library Saturday, June 11, 3:00 pm Followed by Q&A with director Marc Levin […]

HIFF Summer ‘Film Camp’ Returns to the East End

Do you have a budding young filmmaker in your world? Channel his or her creative energy this summer by enrolling your young Scorsese or DuVernay in HIFF’s “film camp” for kids! HIFF’s Student Filmmaking Workshops give students the opportunity to make their very own short films! Created by HIFF’s Executive Director, independent film producer Anne Chaisson, […]

Free Friday Night Screenings Return to Southampton

For the fourth year in a row, the Hamptons International Film Festival is delighted to partner with Southampton Arts Center, offering free screenings of classic movies all summer long. Weather permitting, films will screen outdoors on the lawn at 25 Jobs Lane. Approximate start time: 8:30 pm. Bring a blanket, bring a picnic, and bring friends and family! (Note: […]

#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 […]