HIFF29 How-To Guide

We’ve rounded up all you needed to know about attending the 29th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival this fall. Stay up to date with HamptonsFilm all year long via social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our newsletter today.


Individual tickets are on sale now!

The Box Office at Guild Hall is open daily from 12-4pm, through October 6.
During the Festival (October 7-13), the Box Office is open from 10am-6pm.
Visit our Box Office page for all the details.

To protect the health and safety of festival participants and our local community, we’ve instituted extensive policies for the 29th edition of HIFF. Familiarize yourself with our safety policies here.

Official Festival Venues

Guild Hall
158 Main Street, East Hampton
Note: This is also the location of the Box Office.*

Sag Harbor Cinema
90 Main Street, Sag Harbor

*There are no box offices at the venues for HIFF29. Please visit the East Hampton Box Office (at Guild Hall) during regular business hours (see Box Office page).

Check out the MAPS tab!

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.


Lodging in the Hamptons sells out quickly, so make sure to book your room early!

HIFF has rooms on hold for purchase during the festival dates at the following properties:

White Sands Resort Motel

  • Rooms available for the following dates & rates:
  • Friday, Oct. 8 @ $220/nt + tax
  • Saturday, Oct. 9 @ $220/nt + tax
  • Sunday, Oct. 10 @ $205/nt + tax

Ocean Colony Resort

  • Rooms available from Thursday 10/7 – Sunday 10/10 at rates ranging from $230 – $250/nt + tax

For the above rooms only, please contact housinghost@hamptonsfilmfest.org to make arrangements. Please note that these beachside properties are roughly a 12~15 minute drive from East Hampton town center, so it’s best to have a car for getting around.

As the Festival falls on a holiday weekend (Columbus Day), many hotels will have 2- to 4-night minimums. There are no chain hotels, mostly smaller inns and bed & breakfasts. (Check out Airbnb and VRBO.) Before you book, check the maps to make sure you are not staying too far from the Festival venue(s).

Within walking distance from the Jitney stop in East Hampton Village:

Also in East Hampton:

In Wainscott, just a few miles west of town:

In Amagansett, check out:

In Water Mill:

In Bridgehampton:

Southampton also has many hotel options (about 20-30 minutes away). One to consider:

In Sag Harbor, a quaint, historic whaling village (about 15 minutes away) hosting one of our venues, check out:

Montauk (about 20 minutes to the east) is also right on the ocean and has several hotels and motels. One excellent option is Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa.

Additional accommodations and info:

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

Rates, refund policy, and minimum stay requirements may vary.



The 1770 House
143 Main Street, East Hampton

66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton

2 Pantigo Road, East Hampton

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