Slideshow: 14th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab

HIFF 2015 Screenwriters Lab

Blessed with abundant sunshine, the participants of the 14th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab enjoyed the comfort of c/o The Maidstone inside and out, tirelessly dissecting plots, characters and storylines we anticipate will be great films one day. Following each day of productive mentoring sessions were dinner parties generously hosted by members of the Festival’s Board […]

HIFF Screenwriters Lab: 2015 Screenwriters & Mentors Announced


The 14th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters Lab takes place this weekend (April 10-12) at the c/o the Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton. The Lab, co-sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, pairs up-and-coming screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions. “The Screenwriters Lab is a highlight […]

2015 HIFF Screenwriters Lab: Submissions Closed


Update 1.17.15: Submissions have closed for 2015. Thanks to all who entered! Do you have a screenplay just waiting to be discovered? Submissions for the Hamptons International Film Festival 2015 Screenwriters’ Lab are now open.  We thank the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their continued and generous support. The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters’ Lab, going into […]

Griffin Dunne and Justin Schwarz Go West in “The Discoverers”


Much as The Discoverers is a road movie, Justin Schwarz’s feature debut has taken a circuitous route to the big screen. Back in 2010, the writer/director was selected for the HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab, where he honed his screenplay about a dysfunctional family who find themselves on a journey of, yes, discovery. The film then premiered […]

HIFF 2014 Screenwriters’ Lab a Success


We’re delighted to announce the mentors and screenwriters for the 13th Annual Screenwriters’ Lab, which was held April 11-13 at ℅ The Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton. Underwritten by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the weekend paired emerging screenwriters with established directors, producers and screenwriters for one-on-one mentoring sessions.  Since its inception, over fifty screenplays […]