HIFF32: Plan Your Festival

It’s never too early to start planning your trip to the 32nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival!

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HIFF screenings and events happen throughout the East End.

Official Festival Venues

Regal UA East Hampton Cinema (UA1-5)
30 Main Street – East Hampton

Sag Harbor Cinema (SHC)
90 Main Street – Sag Harbor

East Hampton Middle School (EHMS)
76 Newtown Lane – East Hampton

Guild Hall (GH)
158 Main Street – East Hampton

Southampton Arts Center (SAC)
25 Jobs Lane – Southampton

First Presbyterian Church
120 Main Street – East Hampton

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

eat-1770-houseThe 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