HIFF 2016: October 6-10

Are you planning ahead? We’ve rounded up all you needed to know about attending the 24th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival this fall. 

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Films & Tickets

Tickets-Badge-HIFF-2015-300x160Check out HIFF 2016 films and events!

  • The exclusive access Founder Pass is a terrific option!
  • Other passes and packages offer the best pricing.

HIFF screenings and events happen in various locations throughout the East End!

Official Festival Venues

hiff-marquee-main-streetGuild Hall
158 Main Street, East Hampton

UA East Hampton Cinema 6
30 Main Street, East Hampton

Bay Street Theater 
Bay Street At Long Wharf, Sag Harbor

UA Southampton 4 Theatres
43 Hill Street, Southampton

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

Official Festival Venues

Obligato-140Main Box Office
47 Main Street, East Hampton

maidstone_logo_black 140Festival Headquarters and Press Office
c/o The Maidstone
207 Main Street, East Hampton

Guest Registration
First Presbyterian Church
120 Main Street, East Hampton

Winick Talks
Rowdy Hall
10 Main Street, East Hampton

A Conversation With…
East Hampton Middle School

76 Newtown Lane, East Hampton



How to Get Here


Driving Directions

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.


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


Hampton JitneyHampton Jitney
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.

Local Transportation

Jitney Loop
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 use car services and taxis to get around.

Festival Headquarters

Maidstone exterior 650As always, c/o The Maidstone will serve as the HIFF Headquarters this fall.


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. We will announce the locations offering festival discounts later in the summer.

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

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 many of the lodgings require 2 to 4 nights 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