Cannes Luncheon Celebrates Melissa Mathison, Women in Film

Last week, on a stunningly beautiful Côte d’Azur day overlooking Cannes and the Mediterranean, a cadre of accomplished women in film professionals gathered at the Villa Valnalou to pay tribute to the late screenwriter Melissa Mathison. The film based on her final screenplay—THE BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg—recently screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. In continuation of their annual women […]

June Library Screening of ‘HARD TIMES: LOST ON LONG ISLAND’

Join us for the next HIFF Monthly Screening, featuring the documentary that won the Audience Award at HIFF 2011, HARD TIMES: LOST ON LONG ISLAND. We are honored to welcome director Marc Levin as our guest. HARD TIMES: LOST ON LONG ISLAND East Hampton Library Saturday, June 11, 3:00 pm Followed by Q&A with director Marc Levin […]

HIFF Summer ‘Film Camp’ Returns to the East End

Do you have a budding young filmmaker in your world? Channel his or her creative energy this summer by enrolling your young Scorsese or DuVernay in HIFF’s “film camp” for kids! HIFF’s Student Filmmaking Workshops give students the opportunity to make their very own short films! Created by HIFF’s Executive Director, independent film producer Anne Chaisson, […]

#GivingTuesday: Help HIFF Support the Next Generation of Filmmakers

Amid all the excitement of the annual Hamptons International Film Festival, it’s easy to forget that HIFF was founded as—and remains today!—a non-profit organization.  As such, we are able to thrive thanks to generous supporters like you. Your donation today will allow us to continue to screen independent films and world-class documentaries throughout the East End all year long, and to develop […]

Slideshow: SummerDocs Screening of ‘The Overnighters’

This past Friday, director Jesse Moss screened his latest film as the final entry in the 2014 SummerDocs season at Guild Hall of East Hampton. The Overnighters, which won the U. S. Documentary Special Jury award for Intuitive Filmmaking at Sundance this year, will be released theatrically by Drafthouse Films in Fall 2014. Following the screening, SummerDocs host Alec Baldwin moderated a conversation with Moss and HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent. […]