Submissions for HIFF 2015 Are Now Closed

Note: Submissions for HIFF 2015 are now closed.
Thanks to all who submitted films!

If you have questions, please email

Good luck to all filmmakers!

Official Deadlines:

♦ April 6, 2015—Earlybird (passed)

♦ May 4, 2015—Regular (passed)

♦ June 1, 2015—Late (passed)

♦ June 15, 2015—WAB Extended (passed)

More about the Hamptons International Film Festival

The Hamptons International Film Festival takes place annually in October, with a number of additional events held year round in New York City and the Hamptons. The Festival is the premiere film event on New York State’s East End, and is an intimate showcase of some of the year’s best offerings in contemporary cinema.

With cash prizes handed out totaling more than $45,000, HIFF continues to attract some of the best films of the year. Festival selections continue to play an important role during awards season, with a significant number of titles highlighted every year at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, as well as the Gotham Awards and Independent Spirit Awards.

Films in the 2014 Festival received a record 44 Oscar nominations, including three Best Picture nominations. The Festival also screened films featuring twelve of the Acting nominees as well as three of the Best Documentary nominees. 2014 was also the fifth year in a row that the Festival’s Audience Award-winning film (The Imitation Game) was nominated for Best Picture, with the two such films (The Artist and The King’s Speech) eventually taking home the honors.

The Festival hosts multiple competitions focused specifically on early-career filmmakers, in the hopes of bolstering their work at an important juncture and helping develop a discussion around their films, both within the film community and beyond. The festival also features two long-standing signature programs: Views From Long Island and Conflict & Resolution. In addition, the festival’s inaugural Animal and Environmental rights program will feature a small selection of films about these issues.