HIFF31: How-To Guide

We’ve rounded up all you needed to know about attending the 31st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival.

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Browse the online film guide and purchase your tickets today!

Download the latest version of the Program Guide (PDF).

Visit our Box Office page for ticketing details.

Meet the 2023 Poster Artist, Susan Meiselas!

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?
• Keep in mind that food and drink are not allowed in the Middle School.

Ticket lines are outside of the theaters. Please dress appropriately as it often rains in October.

HIFF screenings and events happen throughout the East End.

Official Festival Venues

East Hampton Library (EHL)
159 Main Street – East Hampton
Events Oct 7

East Hampton Middle School (EHMS)
76 Newtown Lane – East Hampton
Screenings + Events October 6-9

Regal UA East Hampton Cinema (UA1-5)
30 Main Street – East Hampton
Screenings October 6-12

Rowdy Hall (RH)
10 Main Street – East Hampton
Rowdy Talks October 7-9

Sag Harbor Cinema (SHC)
90 Main Street – Sag Harbor
Screenings October 6-8

Southampton Arts Center (SAC)
25 Jobs Lane – Southampton
Screenings October 7-8

First Presbyterian Church
120 Main Street – East Hampton
Registration October 5-9

Box Office
All package fulfillment and pre-Festival ticket sales takes place online or over the phone; the in-person box office opens Thursday, October 5, the first day of the Festival.

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

  • Oct 5–Oct 9: 10am-6pm
    HERRICK PARK, 67 Newtown Lane; outdoors under tent
  • Oct 10–Oct 12: 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). A couple 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.


This is just a selection of the wonderful places to find food and drink in the Festival area.

Tutto Caffe (20% off for badgeholders)
55 Main Street, East Hampton

Amber Waves (10% off with HIFF badge)
70 Park Place (9am to 5pm), East Hampton
367 Main Street (8am to 5pm), Amagansett

The 1770 House
143 Main Street, East Hampton

Blue Parrot
33A Main Street, East Hampton

Carissa’s Bakery
221 Pantigo Road, East Hampton
68 Newtown Lane, East Hampton
3 Bay Street, Sag Harbor

Christian’s by Wölffer
4 Amagansett Square, Amagansett

2 Pantigo Road, East Hampton

Coche Comedor
74A Montauk Highway, Amagansett

Fini Pizza
237 Main Street, Amagansett

8 Fresno Place, East Hampton

The Golden Pear
34 Newtown Lane, East Hampton
99 Main Street, Southampton
111 Main Street, Sag Harbor

Harbor Market & Kitchen
184 Division Street, Sag Harbor

il Buco al Mare
231 Main Street, Amagansett

John Papas Cafe
18 Park Place, East Hampton

Nick & Toni’s
136 North Main Street, East Hampton

2468 Main St, Bridgehampton

195 Main Street, Amagansett

Sant Ambroeus
66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton
30 Main Street, Southampton

104 North Main Street, East Hampton

Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main St, Amagansett

Wölffer Estate Vineyard
139 Sagg Rd, Sagaponack