In 2020, HamptonsFilm will celebrate the 12th year of our hit SummerDocs series! Presented in partnership with Guild Hall.

SummerDocs host (and HamptonsFilm Co-Chair) Alec Baldwin and Artistic Director David Nugent once again led conversations with filmmakers and guests, presenting new and groundbreaking documentary filmmaking and thought-provoking stories to the East End.

“We are proud of how the SummerDocs series has grown over the last 10 years. Bringing exciting documentaries, featuring powerful stories, to our festival community is now a significant part of our programming,” said HamptonsFilm Co-Chairman and SummerDocs series presenter Alec Baldwin.

John Drew Theater at Guild Hall
“With fascinating documentaries that showcase topics including a brave group of female sailors, a wild and intriguing investigation into plane crash from over 50 years ago, and a straight couple’s story of owning a gay porn shop, our audience will once again get a peek at some of the best non fiction work of the year,” said HamptonsFilm Artistic Director David Nugent.

>> Check out the archive of SummerDocs screenings since 2009.

2020: Save the Dates
  • June 27
  • August 1
  • August 29

Past SummerDocs selections, including ICARUS (2017), TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM (2013), LAST DAYS OF VIETNAM (2014), THE COVE (2009), SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (2012) and HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE (2012), have gone on to receive Academy Award® wins and nominations. See the entire archive here!

The series has also featured films from filmmakers including Rory Kennedy, Morgan Neville, Roger Ross Williams, Marina Zenovich, Robert Gordon, Stevan Riley, Louie Psihoyos, and Steve James.

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returned to sponsor the Audience Award for the 2019 SummerDocs series. Candescent Films supports documentaries that illuminate social issues. Join the conversation @CandescentFilms.