2023 SummerDocs Series

As you’ve come to expect over the past 15 years, our fan favorite SummerDocs series is back with a selection of critically acclaimed films. These indelible portraits will screen at the Regal UA East Hampton, followed by conversations with filmmakers and guests, including Joan Baez and Laurie Anderson! Tickets are on sale now. Members receive […]

Recap: 2023 Screenwriters Lab

Our 23rd Annual Screenwriters Lab took place over the weekend, where we were thrilled to welcome our talented fellows Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Shehrezad Maher, and Tyler Riggs, our invaluable mentors David Hinojosa, Ekwa Msangi, and Samuel D. Hunter, and all the guests who celebrated with us this weekend. David Nugent, David Hinojosa, […]

2023 Screenwriters Lab Mentors + Participants

The 22nd Annual Screenwriters Lab (April 14-16, 2023), paired rising screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors, and creative-producers for a weekend of one-on-one mentoring sessions. David Hinojosa (BODIES, BODIES, BODIES; PAST LIVES), Ekwa Msangi (FAREWELL AMOR), and Samuel D. Hunter (THE WHALE) mentored emerging screenwriters. The three screenplays selected for 2023: Theory of Colors, by Shehrezad […]

Selected Screenplay Readings: ‘The Leftover Ladies’ and ‘Back Seat’

On Wednesday night, February 15, in New York City, HamptonsFilm presented screenplay readings of selected scenes from two of our recent Melissa Mathison Fund recipients, Lana Wilson’s Back Seat and Farida Zahran’s The Leftover Ladies.  Lana Wilson (in 2021) and Farida Zahran (in 2022) were selected to receive support from the Melissa Mathison Fund, established […]

HIFF Celebrates the Oscars

Updated March 13, 2023 Well, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE certainly cleaned up at the 95th Annual Academy Awards®, winning Best Picture, Best Directors and Best Original Screenplay (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh), Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan), Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis), and Best Editing! We are thrilled […]