Celebrate Earth Day with ‘I AM GRETA’

“Her single-minded passion for her activism comes through in every word she says.” — Vox April 22 is Earth Day, and while that is something to celebrate, preserving our environment has never been more crucial. Thanks to vocal and passionate activists like Greta Thunberg, an urgent mandate for climate change mobilization is at the forefront […]

21st Annual Screenwriters Lab a Virtual Success

2021 Screenwriters Lab: April 9-11 The 2021 HamptonsFilm Screenwriters Lab kicked off Friday evening, where participating fellows Charlotte Rabate, Lana Wilson, and Zoë Maltby, and mentors James Ponsoldt, Jesse Andrews, and Sara Colangelo gathered online for a welcoming round of introductions. This led into a virtual happy hour that had a number of past participants […]

Now Showing: Recommendations from the Screenwriters Lab

For over two decades, the HamptonsFilm Screenwriters Lab has championed the artistic visions of up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world. In honor of our 21st Lab this weekend, we created a watchlist of films that have roots in the Lab. Click the titles to watch now! SHORT TERM 12 by Destin Daniel Cretton (2011 Lab) […]

Summer 2021: HIFF Jr. Film Camp

In-person Film Camp: East Hampton In our summer filmmaking camps for ages 8-15, and with East Hampton as a backdrop, kids plan a movie idea; learn to run a production set on location, using professional video and sound equipment; and edit the footage using professional software, adding sound and special effects. The week starts off […]

2021 Screenwriters Lab: Mentors + Participants

21st Annual Screenwriters Lab: April 9-11, 2021 James Ponsoldt, Jesse Andrews and Sara Colangelo will mentor emerging screenwriters in the 2021 Screenwriters Lab. The Lab pairs rising screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors, and creative-producers for a weekend of one-on-one mentoring sessions. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s lab will take place virtually. The three screenplays […]