You’re Invited: Screenplay Reading

Bullheaded, stoic, and scrappy, 17-year-old Mickey Peck lives a codependent existence with her charming, volatile father Hank. But when she falls for Wyatt, a confident newcomer with plans to move to San Francisco, Mickey realizes she wants to leave too. MICKEY AND THE BEAR tells the heartbreaking story of a teenage girl’s emancipation from her […]

Last Weekend at #HIFF25: Screenwriters Lab & ‘Judy Berlin’

The 2017 HIFF Screenwriters Lab was a great success! The 17th edition of the Lab began Friday evening with screenwriters and mentors arriving in Sag Harbor for a weekend of conversation and collaboration.     In between one-on-one mentor sessions, the group traveled to the Ross School on Saturday afternoon for a Master Class in screenwriting […]

Support the Melissa Mathison Fund

Established in 2016, the Melissa Mathison Fund is named for the late Hollywood screenwriter. The Fund supports the annual HIFF Screenwriters Lab, which pairs emerging screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a collaborative weekend of one-on-one mentoring sessions each spring. In particular, the Fund is instrumental in ensuring that female voices are showcased for years to come. A Hollywood native, Melissa […]

HIFF Screenwriters Lab: 2017 Selections & Mentors

HIFF is proud to announce the mentors and screenwriters for the 17th Annual Screenwriters Lab, which takes place April 7-9 in East Hampton and Sag Harbor. The Lab pairs up-and-coming screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions. “Our focus on fostering up-and-coming talent in the HIFF community is at the […]

Michael H. Weber to Give Screenwriters Lab Master Class

For the second year, a key component of our annual Screenwriters Lab is the Master Class with an award-winning screenwriter. This year, HIFF is pleased to welcome back Michael H. Weber, co-screenwriter of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and (500) DAYS OF SUMMER. Join us Saturday, April 8, at 6:00pm at the Ross School in East Hampton. […]