Q&A: Matt Winn on ‘The Brunchers’


A couple (Tom Burke and Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer) tries to tackle the London brunch scene, but getting a seat is harder than deciding what to eat. Matt Winn’s short film The Brunchers screens before the feature film Tasting Menu at HIFF 2013. Please describe your film in your own words. Matt Winn: The […]

Q&A: Bob Giraldi on A Poet Long Ago


Based on a story by Pete Hamill, two friends from a Brooklyn grammar school reconnect and realize the impact they and their work had on each other. A Poet Long Ago, directed by Bob Giraldi, screens at HIFF 2013 in the shorts film program Connections. Please describe A Poet Long Ago in your own words. […]

Q&A: Director Ralph Macchio on ‘Across Grace Alley’


A young boy struggling with his parents’ divorce seeks solace in his infatuation with a captivating woman he discovers through a neighboring window. Across Grace Alley will screen at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival as part of the Connections shorts program. It is also featured in our Views From Long Island section. Please describe Across […]

Short Film Programs Announced for HIFF 2013


51 short films will screen across eight programs (and some will appear before feature films) at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival. HIFF 2013 is proud to present eight programs of short films, including the Golden Starfish Award competition shorts (already announced; view them here); short films presented with New York Women in Film and […]

HIFF 2013 Golden Starfish Competition Announced: Narratives, Docs and Shorts


Fifteen films have been selected to compete in this year’s Golden Starfish competition at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, including five films each in the documentary, narrative and short film categories. “The films in our Golden Starfish section allow us to shine a light on exciting new work by emerging filmmakers from around the […]