HIFF Screenwriters Lab: 2019 Selections & Mentors

HIFF is proud to announce the mentors and screenwriters for the 19th Annual Screenwriters Lab, which takes place April 5-7, 2019. The Lab pairs rising screenwriters with established and knowledgeable screenwriters, directors, and producers for a weekend of one-on-one mentoring sessions. The three selected screenplays for 2019 are Barbara Cigarroa’s EL OTRO LADO (THE OTHER SIDE), […]

Screenwriting Explained: Tamara Jenkins + Jim Taylor on April 6

Have you always been curious about what goes into writing a screenplay? For the fourth year, a key public component of our annual Screenwriters Lab is a Master Class with award-winning screenwriters. This year, HIFF is pleased to welcome two: Oscar®-winning screenwriter Jim Taylor (SIDEWAYS, ELECTION) and Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Tamara Jenkins (THE SAVAGES), who together will offer a behind-the-scenes deep […]

Film Camp!

Do you have a budding young filmmaker in your life? Channel his or her creative energy this summer by enrolling your young Scorsese or DuVernay in Film Camp, in partnership with Guild Hall of East Hampton and the Southampton Arts Center! For the eleventh summer, HIFF will offer student filmmaking workshops in East Hampton and Southampton for students ages 8-15! Campers […]

HIFF Jr Heads East to Montauk!

Last Friday, Longtime HIFF Board member Linda Biscardi Fuller—who taught at East Hampton High School and Middle School for 35 years and has been instrumental in developing HIFF’s education programs—joined HIFF Jr. education and outreach manager Marissa Cangiolosi and headed east to Montauk School. Seventy-seven lucky 4th- and 5th-graders were treated to the red carpet experience at […]

HIFF Jr. Presented United Nations Plural+ at HIFF 2018

Guest Blog by Linda Biscardi Fuller, HIFF Board member who oversees our HIFF Jr. Education Programs alongside Marissa Friedes Cangiolosi, Manager of Education. Our annual partnership with the United Nations Plural + program encourages empathy, compassion, and respect for all by screening films about diversity, migration and social inclusion. During HIFF 2018, the festival hosted over […]