HIFF 2018: Opening Night Slideshow

What a wonderful night of celebrations at the Opening Night of the 2018 Hamptons International Film Festival! We kicked off the evening with a reception honoring Alan Alda, the 2018 recipient of the Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award, at The Baker House 1650, followed by the presentation of the award by Alec Baldwin on stage […]

‘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 Screenwriters Lab Alumnae Win Big at Sundance

It was a stellar year for HIFF Screenwriters Lab alumnae at the Sundance Film Festival! Three projects that came through the Lab in recent years—all from female writer/directors—took home coveted awards at Saturday night’s ceremony, including directing, screenwriting and acting awards. In addition, another of our past Lab participants was recognized for her sophomore feature. Christina Choe (2014 HIFF Screenwriters Lab) took […]

Q&A: Director Sara Colangelo on the Small-Town Drama of ‘Little Accidents’

A haunting portrait of unintended consequences, Little Accidents follows a small town in the wake of a mining disaster that leaves ten dead and the delicate social fabric of a community in tatters. Its disparate residents become bound to one another through shared grief and a series of shocking revelations: Diana, the chief executive’s wife with a […]