Julie Andrews to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Hamptons International Film Festival is proud to honor Oscar®-winning actress Julie Andrews with a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Festival’s 25th anniversary in October.

Screen and stage legend Julie Andrews will be the recipient of this year’s HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award. Well known for her defining roles on stage in My Fair Lady and Camelot, and her classic screen performances in MARY POPPINS and THE SOUND OF MUSIC, the multi-talented and award winning actress is a Kennedy Center Honoree (2001), a Disney Legend inductee and the recipient of the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ms. Andrews is a bestselling author of over 30 children’s books as well as the first installment of her autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years (2008), and is now working on the companion sequel. She just completed directing a hugely successful revival of My Fair Lady, which is currently touring though Australia, and is the co-creator and star of Julie’s Greenroom, a newly released series on Netflix that teaches young children about the theater and the arts.

“Julie Andrews is a true icon and captured the hearts and imaginations of children and adults alike the moment she first appeared on screen in MARY POPPINS,” said HIFF Co-Chairman Alec Baldwin. “Since then she has never ceased to amaze and stands as a true role model and inspiration. We are proud to honor her at the festival and celebrate her incredible career.”

HIFF and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will co-present a special screening of VICTOR VICTORIA on Saturday, October 7, in East Hampton. The film, which stars Ms. Andrews, won the Oscar for Original Song Score and Its Adaptation -or- Adaptation Score. Ms. Andrews will participate in a post-screening conversation with Mr. Baldwin and an award presentation with special guests.

“We are thrilled to honor Julie Andrews, whose incredible and diverse career speaks for itself,” said HIFF Executive Director Anne Chaisson. “We look forward to celebrating the milestone of our 25th anniversary, and welcoming back The Academy for this special celebration.”

More details about this special event will be made available in the coming months. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook for access to the most up-to-date information.

The 25th annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place over Columbus Day Weekend, October 5–9, 2017.