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 […]

Screenwriting Explained: Tamara Jenkins + Jim Taylor on April 6

Have you always been curious about what goes into writing a screenplay? For the fourth year, a key public component of our annual Screenwriters Lab is a Master Class with award-winning screenwriters. This year, HIFF is pleased to welcome two: Oscar®-winning screenwriter Jim Taylor (SIDEWAYS, ELECTION) and Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Tamara Jenkins (THE SAVAGES), who together will offer a behind-the-scenes deep […]

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. […]