Jessica Chastain and Helen Mirren in ‘THE DEBT’ at East Hampton Library

Join us for the next HIFF Monthly Screening, featuring the film that brought the then-unknown actress Jessica Chastain to HIFF in 2010 as one of our Variety 10 Actors to Watch. THE DEBT East Hampton Library Saturday, May 14, 2pm Starring Helen Mirren & Jessica Chastain In 1965, young Mossad agent Rachel Singer (Jessica Chastain) and two […]

HIFF Screenwriters Lab: 2016 Selections & Mentors Announced

HIFF is proud to announce the mentors and screenwriters for the 16th Annual Screenwriters Lab, which takes place April 8-10 in East Hampton. The Lab pairs up-and-coming screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions. “The Screenwriters Lab is a highlight of the year-round work that HIFF does as we bring together […]

HIFF 2016 Screenwriters Lab: Inaugural Melissa Mathison Fund, Master Class

HIFF is proud to announce the inaugural Melissa Mathison Fund, named for the late Hollywood screenwriter, which will support the 16th Annual Screenwriters Lab next month. In addition, the Lab will present its first ever public event: a Master Class with Oscar®-winning screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris. The annual Screenwriters Lab which pairs emerging screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for […]

HIFF Heads South to Palm Beach

On Tuesday, March 1, HIFF, in partnership with Manhattan Magazine, headed south for a special Film Festival Preview in Palm Beach at the beautiful home of our generous hostess, Marzia Precoda. The delightful evening cocktail reception boasted 75 guests, including VIP Palm Beach influencers and Hamptonites. Notable photographer Harry Benson, the subject of the 2015 HIFF World […]

Winter Classic Screening Revisits McCABE & MRS. MILLER

On February 20, join HIFF Co-Chair Alec Baldwin and Artistic Director David Nugent at Guild Hall of East Hampton for a special screening and discussion that will snap you right out of your winter blues.* Winter Classic: McCABE & MRS. MILLER Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:00 pm Guild Hall of East Hampton Tickets on sale now (HIFF Members, email members@hamptonsfilmfest.org to […]