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 […]

Alec Baldwin Hosts ‘TERMS OF ENDEARMENT’

During the 2019 Screenwriters Lab, HIFF will for the first time host a public screening of a classic film! Join us on Friday, April 5, 6pm, at Bay Street Theater for TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, and Jeff Daniels. A post-screening conversation between Alec Baldwin and David Nugent will follow. TERMS […]

Mathison Fund Screenplay Reading: Aemilia Scott’s ‘BIRTHDAY SUIT’

On the eve of her 55th birthday, Elaine realizes that she is becoming invisible to her husband, her family, and her town. So she decides to take a radical step to be seen: she takes her clothes off, and she does not put them back on. Monday night in New York City, HIFF celebrated the […]

HIFF 2018: First Films Announced!

With 50 days to go (!) until the 26th annual Hamptons International Film Festival, we are thrilled to unveil our first wave of programming for HIFF 2018! The slate will include three female-directed films out of our annual Screenwriters Lab, two Cannes jury prize winners, a lush take on Oscar Wilde’s final years, a documentary featuring some Long Island […]

2018 HIFF Screenwriters Lab Wraps Up

The 18th Annual HIFF Screenwriters Lab began last Friday with screenwriters and mentors arriving in Sag Harbor for a weekend of supportive guidance and collaboration. In between one-on-one mentor sessions, the group attended a Master Class in screenwriting from celebrated writer and mentor, James V. Hart, who has worked with Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Zemeckis […]