2021 Screenwriters Lab: Submissions Open

For 21 years, the HamptonsFilm Screenwriters Lab has championed the artistic visions of up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world. • Save the dates for the 21st Annual Screenwriters Lab: April 9-11, 2021* • Submissions are open now! November 27, 2020: Earlybird Deadline December 11, 2020: Regular Deadline December 30, 2020: Late Deadline January 14, 2021: […]

20th Anniversary Screenwriters Lab

Anne Carey, Peter Hedges, Darius Marder, Dan Steinman, Liz Hannah and Michael H. Weber joined the first ever virtual Screenwriters Lab April 3-5, 2020, to celebrate our 20-year anniversary and to mentor our selected screenwriters and screenplays. The three selected screenplays for 2020: Mouse, by Kelly O’Sullivan Gracefully, by Adinah Dancyger Esther’s Guide to Sex and […]

Now Showing: SAINT FRANCES

HamptonsFilm is pleased to continue to curate the hit screening series NOW SHOWING, featuring acclaimed first-run, art house, independent, and world cinema. The only difference is that now screenings will take place in the privacy of your own home. This week’s film is SAINT FRANCES, winner of the SXSW 2019 Narrative Feature Audience Award and […]

Slideshow: ‘Higher’ Screenplay Reading

Monday night in New York City, HamptonsFilm celebrated the Screenwriters Lab with a screenplay reading of selected scenes from 2019 Melissa Mathison Fund recipient Kirsten Tan’s HIGHER: Trapped within a residential apartment building by a mysterious flood, residents fight for survival and resources, setting off five absurdist, interwoven short stories that grapple with morality, truth […]

2019 Screenwriters Lab a Success

The 19th Annual HIFF Screenwriters Lab began last Friday, with screenwriters and mentors arriving in Sag Harbor for a weekend of supportive guidance and collaboration. On Friday night, the group attended a community classic film screening of TERMS OF ENDEARMENT at the Bay Street Theater, hosted by Alec Baldwin and David Nugent, followed by a kickoff dinner at Tutto il […]