Edward Norton to be Honored at HIFF 2016 Awards Dinner

The 24th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival is pleased to announce our 2016 Awards Dinner, celebrating internationally acclaimed actor, director, producer and activist Edward Norton with the Career Achievement Award.awards-dinner-inviteEdward Norton, a prolific actor, director, producer and activist, is known for his roles in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE), which screened at the festival in 2014, David Fincher’s FIGHT CLUB, Spike Lee’s THE 25TH HOUR and other highly regarded films such as AMERICAN HISTORY X and PRIMAL FEAR. His last two films, BIRDMAN and THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, were nominated for 18 Academy Awards and won 8, including Best Picture for BIRDMAN. He has also produced films including THE PAINTED VEIL, THANKS FOR SHARING, LEAVES OF GRASS, the documentary MY OWN MAN, and KEEPING THE FAITH, a film that he directed, starring Ben Stiller and Jenna Elfman. Norton will be seen next in David Frankel’s upcoming film COLLATERAL BEAUTY alongside Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren, in theaters December 2016. Norton is also the founder of CrowdRise, a social fundraising site for grassroots philanthropy that is now one of the largest crowdfunding platforms in the world, having raised over $500 million for over 30,000 non-profit organizations and charities. 

Past recipients of this award have included Vanessa Redgrave, Stanley Tucci, Ted Hope, James Schamus, Robert Altman, Gena Rowlands, Richard Gere, Matthew Broderick, Ellen Burstyn, Joel Schumacher, Alec Baldwin, Ann Roth, Sharon Stone, Bob Balaban, and James Coburn.

“Edward Norton is an incredibly accomplished actor and filmmaker, whose performances have been both iconic and award winning. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor him this year at the Hamptons International Film Festival,” said HIFF Executive Director Anne Chaisson.

Crowdrise hosted a raffle for a prize package that also includes a surfing session with Norton and professional surfers. Proceeds support the local Surfrider chapter and HIFF’s year-round Educational Initiatives.

The 24th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, which will be held over Columbus Day Weekend, October 6–10, 2016, greatly appreciates the support from corporate sponsors, including Delta Air Lines, Altour International, BMW, and WNBC New York. Passes and packages are on sale now. Individual tickets go on sale September 26.