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 […]

Q&A: Director Jim McKay’s ‘En El Septimo Dia’ is Timely and Universal

Returning to feature filmmaking after a decade in television, indie veteran Jim McKay’s EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA is a heartfelt, subtle, and captivating portrait of an undocumented Mexican immigrant in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. José, played brilliantly by newcomer Fernando Cardona, is a hardworking delivery man whose only respite from his overwhelming schedule is his local […]

HIFF25: Competition Feature Slate Announced

Discover thrilling new talent in our prestigious Competition section. Each year, the HIFF Awards honor emerging narrative and documentary directors from around the world, representing cinema’s next generation of innovative film artists. HIFF25 COMPETITION: Documentary Features The winning Documentary Feature receives a $3,000 cash prize as well as a film production package of in-kind goods […]

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 […]

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 […]