#HIFF25 is Here! Opening Night + Screenings All Day

Today is the day! We’re thrilled to kick off the Silver Anniversary Hamptons International Film Festival with ITZHAK, Alison Chernick‘s portrait of man whose remarkable will to survive is never removed from his tremendous generosity and humor. Read more. Opening Night is presented by Delta Air Lines and Altour International. If you don’t have a ticket for Opening Night, there are […]

See the Oscar®-Nominated Shorts on February 11!

The Hamptons International Film Festival is thrilled to offer audiences a chance to see the new Academy Award® nominees in the categories of Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film. For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present this special theatrical experience, which has become a perennial hit with […]

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 […]

Q&A: Adam Benzine on the Making of ‘Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah’

Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 documentary SHOAH is considered by many to be the most important film ever made about the Holocaust. A behind-the-scenes look at the making of this masterpiece, director Adam Benzine captures Lanzmann’s tireless efforts to preserve the survivors’ stories in CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH.   CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH […]

HIFF Announces Spotlights, Closing Night, Conversations, World Cinema, Short Films and More

Today the Hamptons International Film Festival announced the remainder of their 2015 lineup, including Spotlight Films, World Cinema and Shorts programs. Emily Blunt, Michael Moore and Dan Rather will be in attendance to take part in A Conversation With… for the 23rd installment. The Festival will close with Steven Spielberg’s BRIDGE OF SPIES on Monday, […]