Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights

In the 21st century, billions of animals continue to be exploited for our food, clothing, labor, research and entertainment. They are denied their basic right to life and fundamental protections against violence and cruelty.

Created in 2012, Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights is a HamptonsFilm Signature Program that explores this important movement on film. Bringing together animal advocacy, environmental and social justice issues, our Animal Rights program provides a platform for filmmakers to share meaningful information, stories of inspiration, and tools for creating a safe and humane world for animals.

WATSON, directed by Lesley Chilcott, winner of the 2019 Zelda Penzel “Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award.”

These films seek to arouse in the consciousness of our audiences respect for the dignity and rights of all living beings and to encourage dialogue about how we treat and view animals as a community.

The HamptonsFilm Animal Rights program consists of a small collection of films within the theme screened at the Festival each fall. 2019 selections include WATSON (winner, 2019 Zelda Penzel “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” Award) and KIFARU.


COMPASSION, JUSTICE & ANIMAL RIGHTS

Made possible, in part, by the generous contributions of:
• John Bradham
• Alan Ceppos & Frédéric Rambaud
• Pat Field Photography
• Zelda Penzel
• Andrew Sabin Family Foundation
• Sony & Maurice Schotland Foundation

KIFARU, directed by David Hambridge, 2019 Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights program.


Support Compassion, Justice and Animal Rights

How can you help? HamptonsFilm welcomes donors at various levels to support this new film movement and continue to shed light on and showcase stories that embody this crucial issue of our time. To donate, please contact Amy Levin at amy@hamptonsfilmfest.org.

LION ($10,000)
  • Presenting Sponsorship of Program
  • Verbal acknowledgement before each screening
  • Logo or listing on Animal Rights program screenwash (displayed on-screen as audience enters theater)
  • Logo or listing on Animal Rights Program marketing collateral, including Festival Catalogue and Online Guide
  • Listing in Animal Rights Press Release
  • Opportunity to place signage in Festival gift bags
  • Inclusion in Festival Catalog (25k distributed), including half-page ad
  • Logo inclusion on Festival Venue Poster
  • Logo and link on Festival Sponsor webpage
  • (2) “All-access” Founders Passes
  • (6) VIP Animal Rights Badges, which includes first access to Animal Rights films and events and (6) Invites to private Animal Rights program reception
  • Plus (4) First Dibs Festival Companion Packages*

Tax-deductible portion: $3,100.

TIGER ($5,000)
  • Lead Sponsorship of Program
  • Logo or listing on Animal Rights program screenwash (displayed on-screen as audience enters theater)
  • Logo or listing on Animal Rights Program marketing collateral, including Festival Catalogue and Online Guide
  • Listing in Animal Rights Press Release
  • (4) VIP Animal Rights Badges, which includes first access to Animal Rights films and events, and invites to private Animal Rights program reception
  • Plus (4) First Dibs Festival Companion Packages*

Tax-deductible portion: $1,400.

PANTHER ($2,500)
  • Listing as supporter on Animal Rights program screenwash (displayed on-screen as audience enters theater)
  • Listing as supporter on Animal Rights Program marketing collateral, including Festival Catalogue and Online Guide
  • Listing in Animal Rights Press Release
  • (2) VIP Animal Rights Badges, which includes first access to Animal Rights films and events, and invites to private Animal Rights program reception
  • Plus (2) First Dibs Festival Companion Packages*
A typical private reception at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

A typical private reception at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Tax-deductible portion: $700.

COOL CAT ($1,000)
  • Listing as supporter on Animal Rights program screenwash (displayed on-screen as audience enters theater)
  • Listing as supporter on Animal Rights Program marketing collateral, including Festival Catalogue and Online Guide
  • Listing in Animal Rights Press Release
  • (1) VIP Animal Rights Badge, which includes first access to Animal Rights films and events, and one invite to private Animal Rights program reception
  • Plus (1) First Dibs Festival Companion Package*

Tax-deductible portion: $100.

HamptonsFilm is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. To make a donation and support HamptonsFilm’s Animal Rights program, please contact Amy Levin at amy@hamptonsfilmfest.org.