Screen and stage legend Julie Andrews will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF). The 25th annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place over Columbus Day Weekend, October 5 to 9, 2017.
“Julie Andrews is a true icon and captured the hearts and imaginations of children and adults alike the moment she first appeared on screen in Mary Poppins,” said HIFF Co-Chairman Alec Baldwin. “Since then she has never ceased to amaze and stands as a true role model and inspiration. We are proud to honor her at the festival and celebrate her incredible career.”
HIFF and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will co-present a special screening of Victor Victoria on Saturday, October 7, in East Hampton. The film, which stars Ms. Andrews, won the Oscar for Original Song Score and Its Adaptation -or- Adaptation Score. Ms. Andrews will participate in a post-screening conversation with Mr. Baldwin and an award presentation with special guests.
“We are thrilled to honor Julie Andrews, whose incredible and diverse career speaks for itself,” said HIFF Executive Director Anne Chaisson. “We look forward to celebrating the milestone of our 25th anniversary, and welcoming back The Academy for this special celebration.”