HIFF28 Submissions Are Now Closed

We remain committed to producing the 28th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival this October 8-14, 2020.

Filmmakers, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! HIFF can’t wait to see your narrative features, documentaries, shorts of all kinds, and student films.

Named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World,” and one of the “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee,” HIFF showcases films from over 45 countries each year, and offers an intimate and inviting space for filmmakers, industry members, and audience from all over the world to come together.

Submissions for HIFF28 (October 8-14, 2020)  are now closed.

With multiple Academy Award & BAFTA®-qualifying competitive and non-competitive categories, HIFF seeks diverse films made by filmmakers who traverse the globe in order to tell their stories through different cultural styles and experiences. With prizes of cash and in-kind goods and services valued at more than $165,000, the Festival continues to honor and support emerging filmmakers who represent cinema’s next generation of innovative film artists. Over the past 27 editions, HIFF has awarded filmmakers with over a million dollars in prizes.

Festival selections also continue to play an important role during awards season, with a significant number of titles highlighted every year at the Academy Awards. Films in the 2019 festival received 40 Academy Award nominations, including 5 of the Best Picture nominations (PARASITE, MARRIAGE STORY, FORD V FERRARI, THE IRISHMAN, and JOJO RABBIT).

The Festival has screened the eventual Academy Award Best Picture winner 10 years in a row, the only festival in the world with such a distinction. Overall, films in the last 13 editions have received a total of 421 Oscar nominations.

HIFF accepts submissions for Narrative Features & Short Films, Documentary Features & Shorts, and University Short Films. For all the fine print, including awards eligibility, technical specs, full deadline schedule, HIFF history, and more, please visit FilmFreeway and read carefully.

For submissions questions, please email programming@hamptonsfilmfest.org

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ABOUT HamptonsFilm

HamptonsFilm was founded in 1992 to celebrate the art of film and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences with an annual film festival each October. A non-profit organization with year-round screenings of global narrative and documentary films, a Screenwriters Lab, and extensive educational initiatives, HamptonsFilm offers programs that enlighten, educate, and provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers, while also providing the East End of Long Island with an educational and cultural experience that enriches the lives of its citizens and contributes to the local economy.

The annual film festival, the premier film event on New York State’s East End, recently referred to by Variety as “one of America’s most glamorous displays of the best in cutting-edge cinema,” is an intimate showcase of some of the year’s best offerings in contemporary cinema from around the world.

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