HIFF 2016: Winick Talks at Rowdy Hall

Join us for food, fun, and casual conversation with exciting special guests at the Winick Talks at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton. 

Each morning, guest artists will be featured in a moderated conversation. Coffee and light breakfast will be served free of charge to attendees. Cinephiles will not want to miss this exciting opportunity for in-depth and informal discussion with pre-eminent film artists!

Doors open at 9:30am, conversations begin promptly at 10am. Free admission (no tickets required). First come, first served; limited seating. Presented by The Gary Winick Memorial Fund.


Friday, October 7
Come and listen to Senior Programmer Ina Pira and Artistic Director David Nugent share insights about the process of programming the Festival. A behind-the-scenes look at all that goes into assembling the films and programs as well as advice on the best way to navigate the Festival. Moderated by former HIFF Juror and East Hampton Star Editor-in-Chief David Rattray. Introduction from Executive Director Anne Chaisson.

winick-talks-meet-the-filmmakers-650MEET THE FILMMAKERS: DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

Saturday, October 8
The Competition section of the Festival recognizes the work of emerging directors from around the world. Join some of the highly innovative and creative documentary competitors as they discuss the highs and lows of their filmmaking careers, what it’s like to get started in the business, and the specific challenges of contemporary documentary making. Panelists: Moritz Siebert (THOSE WHO JUMP), Charlie Siskel (AMERICAN ANARCHIST), Stacey Reiss (THE EAGLE HUNTRESS), Jonathan Rippon (FRAUD).

Moderated by Dan Schoenbrun, Film Partnerships Lead at Kickstarter.

winick-woman-behind-camera-650Women in Film: Lots of Talk. Any Action?

Sunday, October 9
Though the subject of gender diversity behind the camera has been increased in industry (and public) conversation over the past several years, have conditions for female filmmakers actually improved? What are the challenges women face in getting projects financed, produced and distributed? How do they combat day-to-day bias with strength and fortitude? How can we transform conversation into action?

We’ve invited a selection of HIFF 2016’s female filmmakers for a practical and intimate conversation with Thelma Adams, film journalist, author, and member of the HIFF Advisory Board. Filmmaker panelists include Jessie Auritt (SUPERGIRL), Kat Coiro (WIG SHOP), Chris Hegedus (UNLOCKING THE CAGE), Kahane Cooperman (JOE’S VIOLIN).

HIFF has a decades-long history of supporting women in all aspects of filmmaking, and our collaboration with the New York Women in Film and Television is a highlight of the festival. NYWIFT President Alexis Alexanian and HIFF Executive Director Anne Chaisson will introduce the discussion.

Gary WinickGARY WINICK (1961-2011)

Director/producer Gary Winick (TADPOLE, 13 GOING ON 30, TAPE, CHELSEA WALLS) premiered multiple films at the Festival and won the HIFF Audience Award in 1999 for his drama THE TIC CODE. Throughout the early 2000s, Winick’s brainchild InDigEnt was a high-profile production company that championed low-cost, independent and digital movie making. A longtime supporter of the Hamptons International Film Festival, Gary considered the Hamptons his second home. The Gary Winick Memorial Fund was established to help young filmmakers hone their craft and further the art of cinema.