2021 Screenwriters Lab: Submissions Open

For 21 years, the HamptonsFilm Screenwriters Lab has championed the artistic visions of up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world. • Save the dates for the 21st Annual Screenwriters Lab: April 9-11, 2021* • Submissions are open now! November 27, 2020: Earlybird Deadline December 11, 2020: Regular Deadline December 30, 2020: Late Deadline January 14, 2021: […]

20th Anniversary Screenwriters Lab

Anne Carey, Peter Hedges, Darius Marder, Dan Steinman, Liz Hannah and Michael H. Weber joined the first ever virtual Screenwriters Lab April 3-5, 2020, to celebrate our 20-year anniversary and to mentor our selected screenwriters and screenplays. The three selected screenplays for 2020: Mouse, by Kelly O’Sullivan Gracefully, by Adinah Dancyger Esther’s Guide to Sex and […]

Slideshow: ‘Higher’ Screenplay Reading

Monday night in New York City, HamptonsFilm celebrated the Screenwriters Lab with a screenplay reading of selected scenes from 2019 Melissa Mathison Fund recipient Kirsten Tan’s HIGHER: Trapped within a residential apartment building by a mysterious flood, residents fight for survival and resources, setting off five absurdist, interwoven short stories that grapple with morality, truth […]

2019 Screenwriters Lab a Success

The 19th Annual HIFF Screenwriters Lab began last Friday, with screenwriters and mentors arriving in Sag Harbor for a weekend of supportive guidance and collaboration. On Friday night, the group attended a community classic film screening of TERMS OF ENDEARMENT at the Bay Street Theater, hosted by Alec Baldwin and David Nugent, followed by a kickoff dinner at Tutto il […]

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), […]