HIFF 2015: How-To!

We’ve rounded up all you needed to know about attending the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival.
We can’t wait to see you around town!


Buy Tickets

Individual tickets are on sale now.
Consider a Festival pass or package.
See the Box Office page for up-to-date details.

Box Office Call Center (12:00 to 8:00 pm): 212.279.4200
Festival Office (for non-ticketing-related inquiries): 631.324.4600

Key Locations

Guest Registration
First Presbyterian Church
120 Main Street, East Hampton

Festival Headquarters and Press Office
C/O The Maidstone

207 Main Street, East Hampton

Main Box Office (MBO)
47 Main Street, East Hampton

Filmmaker Lounge*
Smokin’ Wolf BBQ
199 Pantigo Road, East Hampton

The Winick Talks at Rowdy Hall
Rowdy Hall
10 Main Street, East Hampton

*Not open to the general public, badge required.


hiff-marquee-main-streetGuild Hall (GH)*
158 Main Street, East Hampton

Regal East Hampton Cinema (UA)*
30 Main Street, East Hampton

East Hampton Library (EHL)*
159 Main Street, East Hampton

Bay Street Theatre (BAY)*
Bay Street At Long Wharf, Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor Cinema (SAG)*
90 Main Street, Sag Harbor

Southampton Regal Bays Cinema (SH1-2)*
43 Hill Street, Southampton

Westhampton BPAC (WBPAC)*
76 Main Street – Westhampton

*Venue box offices will open approximately one hour before the first ticketed screening or event of the day.



Driving Directions From Manhattan

Travel Time: approx. 2 hours, 45 minutes. Distance: 105 miles (173 km)

  • Take the Queens Midtown Tunnel to I-495 East (Long Island Expressway).
  • Take Exit 70, onto Route 111 South.
  • Take Route 111 South approximately 5 miles to Route 27 East (Montauk Highway).
  • Follow Route 27 East into the village of East Hampton (approx. 30 miles).
  • The main festival venue is the United Artists Theater in the center of town on the right.


Free parking is available in the public lot on Lumber Lane.

  • From Main Street (Route 27), turn left onto Newtown Lane
  • Turn left onto Railroad Avenue
  • Turn left onto Lumber Lane


Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) stations are conveniently located near theaters in Southampton and East Hampton.

Local Transportation

Hampton Jitney offers convenient direct motorcoach service from various stops in New York City to the Hamptons for the film festival. Arriving via JFK or LaGuardia? Hampton Jitney has a convenient airport connection stop just a short taxi ride from the airport.

Avoid traffic, parking tickets, and rising gas prices by taking advantage of our free Hampton Jitney shuttle service, which will be running during the Festival. The shuttle loop will include stops at the majority of the festival venues, and additional stops will be added for the Opening and Closing events. You can also present your film ticket or pass to board any regular Hampton Jitney for service to their normal scheduled stops from Westhampton to Montauk.

Car Service

Southampton Limo


East Hampton
Carl’s Taxi 631.907.0077
East End Taxi 631.324.9696
Hometown Taxi 631.329.0011
27 East Limousine 631.329.9004

Amagansett Taxi 631.267.2006
Lindy’s Taxi 631.907.1111

Sag Harbor
Hometown Taxi 631.725.6969
Sag Harbor Car Service 631.725.9000

Lindy’s Taxi 631.668.4747
Montauk Taxi 631.668.2468
Pink Tuna Taxi 631.668.3838

Hampton Coach 631.324.7777
Hometown Taxi 631.283.5200


If you do choose to bring your car, please take advantage of the free long-term parking lot at Lumber Lane:

  • From Main Street (Route 27), turn left onto Newtown Lane
  • Turn left onto Railroad Avenue
  • Turn left onto Lumber Lane


Maidstone exterior 650

Rates, refund policy and minimum stay requirements may vary (please note many of the lodgings require 2 to 4 nights minimums)

Festival and Press Headquarters: c/o The Maidstone

The MaidstoneLocated in the storied East End of Long Island, c/o The Maidstone offers superior style, natural beauty and fine living. Swedish hotelier Jenny Ljungberg reinvented this historic property to create an eclectic experience that mixes classic and modern, glamour and relaxation, luxury and social responsibility. The hotel has 19 rooms, each stylishly decorated to celebrate a renowned Scandinavian personality. It also includes The Living Room restaurant and Lounge, featuring slow food fare and specialty cocktails. Visit the website or call 631.324.5006 for more details or to book a room.

Where should I stay during the Festival?

Lodging in East Hampton sells out quickly, so make sure to book your room early! It is a holiday weekend (Columbus Day) so many hotels have 3- or 4-night minimums. There are no chain hotels, mostly smaller inns and bed & breakfasts. A few places are offering festival discounts:

The East Hampton House, a 52-room resort set in the midst of East Hampton, may have a few rooms available, and is offering filmmakers a festival discounted rate when you mention HIFF. The hotel is convenient to town and is a stop on the Festival Shuttle Loop.

Blakes Bed & Breakfast (77 Pantigo Road / Rte. 27), a 3-room B&B in East Hampton, is offering a festival discount: $150 tax included, when you mention HIFF. Call/email for availability inquiries: 631.324.1815 / blake1815@gmail.com

Ocean Vista Resort, located 9 miles from East Hampton Village, roughly a 10/12 minute drive:

Room rates are: $175/per night – when you mention HIFF. The hotel is located across from the Napeague Hampton Jitney bus stop and on the ocean. (PLEASE NOTE: the Ocean Vista Resort is not a stop on the Film Festival Shuttle Loop.

To take advantage of the festival-friendly rate, you must call or email the hotel directly: 631.267.3448 / info@oceanvistaresort.com

Southampton has many hotel options (about 20-30 minutes away).

Village Latch Inn is a charming inn located in the heart of Southampton Village, is offering a festival discount when you mention HIFF.

Southampton Long Island Hotel is offering 15% off their best available rate when you mention HIFF. Call for availability: 631.283.2548.

Sag Harbor, a quaint, historic whaling village (about 15 minutes away) hosts some of our festival venues.

Montauk (about 20 minutes away) is also right on the ocean and has several hotels and motels.

Additional accommodations and info

East Hampton Chamber of Commerce
Southampton Chamber of Commerce
Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Montauk Chamber of Commerce

Private home rental information

AirBNB | VRBO | HomeAway

Rates, refund policy, and minimum stay requirements may vary.
(Please note: most lodging within the area requires a 2- to 4-night minimum.




The 1770 House
143 Main Street, East Hampton

66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton

2 Pantigo Road, East Hampton

C/O The Maidstone
207 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937

8 Fresno Place, East Hampton

The Golden Pear
34 Newtown Lane, East Hampton
99 Main Street, Southampton
111 Main Street, Sag Harbor

Nick & Toni’s
136 North Main Street, East Hampton

Rowdy Hall
10 Main Street, East Hampton

104 North Main Street, East Hampton

Smokin’ Wolf BBQ
199 Pantigo Road, East Hampton