HIFF30: How-To Guide

We’ve rounded up all you needed to know about attending the 30th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival.

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Things to remember:

Before you arrive at screenings and events, please either:
Print out your tickets (emailed to you from goelevent.com) OR
• Have them available to show on your phone (take a screenshot, if possible)

Seeing a movie at East Hampton Middle School?
• All ticket- and passholders will line up in the tent across the street in Herrick Park (see photo above)
• Food and drink are not allowed in the Middle School

To protect the health and safety of festival participants and our local community, we’ve instituted extensive policies for the 30th edition of HIFF. Familiarize yourself with our safety policies here.

HIFF screenings and events happen throughout the East End.

Official Festival Venues

East Hampton Middle School (EHMS)
76 Newtown Lane – East Hampton
Screenings + Events October 7-10

Regal UA East Hampton Cinema (UA1-5)
30 Main Street – East Hampton
Screenings October 7-16

Sag Harbor Cinema (SHC)
90 Main Street – Sag Harbor
Screenings October 8-10

Southampton Arts Center (SAC)
25 Jobs Lane – Southampton
Screenings October 8-10

Rowdy Hall
10 Main Street – East Hampton
Events October 8-10

First Presbyterian Church
120 Main Street – East Hampton
Registration October 7-10

Box Office
All package fulfillment and pre-Festival ticket sales takes place online or over the phone; the in-person box office opens Friday, October 7, the first day of the Festival.

The in-person Box Office will switch locations mid-Festival:

  • Oct 7–Oct 10: 10am-6pm
    HERRICK PARK, 67 Newtown Lane; outdoors under tent
  • Oct 11–Oct 16: 10am-4pm

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! 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

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

2468 Main St, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Rowdy Hall
10 Main Street, East Hampton

104 North Main Street, East Hampton

Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main St, Amagansett, NY 11930

Wölffer Estate Vineyard
139 Sagg Rd, Sagaponack, NY 11962