HIFF 2013 Award-Winning Films to Screen Monday, October 14

When looking at the HIFF 2013 program, are you paralyzed with indecision? If all the spectacular movie choices overwhelm you, roll the dice and let the jury and HIFF audiences dictate what you should see.


Monday, October 14, is the final day of the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, and the Golden Starfish Award winners—decided upon by our esteemed Jury—will be announced that morning. In addition, the HIFF 2013 audience will vote for Audience Award winners in both the documentary and narrative categories.

Are you willing to take a gamble? You can purchase tickets for the award-winning films now, sight unseen. The best part? You’re guaranteed to see a winner without making any decisions.

Audience Award Winner: Best Documentary Feature

Monday, 10/14: 5:00 pm, Regal East Hampton Cinema UA

Golden Starfish Award Winner: Best Documentary Feature

Monday, 10/14: 5:30 pm, Regal East Hampton Cinema UA

Audience Award Winner: Best Narrative Feature

Monday, 10/14: 7:00 pm, Regal East Hampton Cinema UA

Golden Starfish Award Winner: Best Narrative Feature

Monday, 10/14: 8:00 pm, Regal East Hampton Cinema UA


More about the Golden Starfish Awards


The Golden Starfish Award for Best Narrative Feature Film awards an emerging director with an in-kind filmmaking service package with a total value of over $145,000. We’re thrilled to highlight this year’s exciting and eclectic group of fresh talents.
View the films in contention.


Karen-DurbinKaren Durbin was a staff writer and arts and entertainment editor at The Village Voice in the 1980s, specializing in film, and after a similar stint at Mirabella, she returned to the Voice in the mid-90s as the paper’s editor in chief. In the summer of 2000 she became Elle Magazine’s first film critic, a job she delights in to this day.

Alex-KarpovskyAlex Karpovsky wrote, directed, and acted in the films The Hole Story and Red Flag, co-wrote and directed Woodpecker and Rubberneck, and directed the documentary Trust Us, This Is All Made Up. He plays Ray on the HBO series Girls, and appears as an actor in the films Tiny FurnitureBeeswax, and the forthcoming Inside Llewyn Davis, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.

Raul EsparzaRaúl Esparza is a four-time Tony Award nominee in every acting category. He currently stars as A.D.A. Barba on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and guest stars as Dr. Frederick Chilton on Hannibal. Film credits include Sidney Lumet’s Find Me Guilty, Wes Craven’s My Soul to Take, and Trouble in the Heights. On Broadway, he has appeared in Leap of Faith, Arcadia, Speed-the-Plow (Tony nomination), The Homecoming (Tony nomination), Company (Tony nomination), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Taboo (Tony nomination), Cabaret, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, among many others. He is the recipient of the OBIE, the New York Outer Critics Award, the Barrymore, the LA Ovation Award, the Jose Ferrer Award, and three Drama Desk Awards. 


The Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary Feature Film is selected from this year’s five award contenders by the documentary feature jury; a $3,000 cash prize will be awarded.
View the films in contention.


Dan-CrownIn 2010, Daniel Crown founded Red Crown Productions with his partner, Daniela Taplin Lundberg. Earlier this year, Red Crown released What Maisie Knew, starring Julianne Moore. Currently, Red Crown has 14 projects in development, including: Life Partners, starring Leighton Meester and Adam Brody; and Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba with Cary Fukunaga attached to direct. Their 2014 slate includes Three Little Words, starring Amanda Seyfried. A native of Chicago, Daniel lives in New York with his wife Ellen and their four children.

Nancy-GerstmanNancy Gerstman is co-president and co-founder of Zeitgeist Films. She has worked in all aspects of film distribution and exhibition including a stint at Landmark Theatre Corp., the largest independent theatre chain in the US. She is in demand as a juror, panelist and commentator on issues related to independent and foreign language film and is Permanent Artist-in-Residence in the Master’s Program in Media and Communication Arts at CCNY. She was born in Queens, New York.

Michael-HalsbandOne year after receiving his BFA, Michael Halsband became the official tour photographer for the Rolling Stones, documenting their 1981 North American tour. His fashion and portrait work has appeared in Vanity FairTimeGQVogue, and Life, among others. His photographs have been exhibited throughout the world, and in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art and Parrish Art Museum. Halsband’s work as a film director includes music videos and advertising campaigns, as well as Growing Farmers for The Peconic Land Trust of Eastern Long Island and winner of HIFF 2012’s Audience Award.


  1. All listings I’ve found online are incomplete. Is there a full online schedule of all films which includes all days, times and locations and allows online ticket purchases for any screening on the schedule? Also, is there a complete online listing of every film with a synopsis and cast/crew listing?