2015 HIFF Screenwriters Lab: Submissions Now Open

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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 its 15th year, is an intimate gathering that takes place each Spring […]

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

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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

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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 […]

2014 HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab

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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 […]