HIFF 2016 Screenwriters Lab: Inaugural Melissa Mathison Fund, Master Class

HIFF is proud to announce the inaugural Melissa Mathison Fund, named for the late Hollywood screenwriter, which will support the 16th Annual Screenwriters Lab next month. In addition, the Lab will present its first ever public event: a Master Class with Oscar®-winning screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris. The annual Screenwriters Lab which pairs emerging screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for […]

2016 HIFF Screenwriters Lab: Submissions Now Closed

Update: Screenwriters Lab Submissions are now closed. Screenplay invitations will be announced in mid-March. Do you have a screenplay just waiting to be discovered?  The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters Lab, going into its 16th year, is an intimate gathering that takes place each spring in East Hampton, New York (2016 dates: April 8- 10). The […]

Slideshow: 14th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab

Blessed with abundant sunshine, the participants of the 14th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab enjoyed the comfort of c/o The Maidstone inside and out, tirelessly dissecting plots, characters and storylines we anticipate will be great films one day. Following each day of productive mentoring sessions were dinner parties generously hosted by members of the Festival’s Board […]

HIFF Screenwriters Lab: 2015 Screenwriters & Mentors Announced

The 14th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters Lab takes place this weekend (April 10-12) at the c/o the Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton. The Lab, co-sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, pairs up-and-coming screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions. “The Screenwriters Lab is a highlight […]

2015 HIFF Screenwriters Lab: Submissions Closed

Update 1.17.15: Submissions have closed for 2015. Thanks to all who entered! Do you have a screenplay just waiting to be discovered? Submissions for the Hamptons International Film Festival 2015 Screenwriters’ Lab are now open.  We thank the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their continued and generous support. The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters’ Lab, going into […]