Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF)

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF)
SINCE: 1993
WHERE: East Hampton, New York
WEBSITE: www.hamptonsfilmfest.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate Independent film—long, short, fiction and documentary—and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all.

ROOM and WHERE TO INVADE NEXT Win Audience Awards at 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival

ROOM and WHERE TO INVADE NEXT Win Audience Awards at 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival

ROOM (pictured above) and WHERE TO INVADE NEXT were honored with the Audience Awards for Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature, respectively at the just wrapped 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival. ALL-AMERICAN FAMILY won the audience award for best short film. Adapted from the bestselling novel by author and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, ROOM directed by Lenny Abrahamson, follows Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his Ma (Brie Larson), who live in a small, locked room. Having never left […]

2015 Hamptons International Film Festival Awards, RAMS, and MISSING PEOPLE Win Top Awards

2015 Hamptons International Film Festival Awards, RAMS, and MISSING PEOPLE Win Top Awards

The 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival announced their award winners, and RAMS, directed by Grimur Hákonarson won The HIFF Award for Best Narrative Feature. RAMS is Iceland’s official selection for the Academy Awards. MISSING PEOPLE, directed by David Shapiro, received the HIFF Award for Best Documentary Feature. OVER, directed by Jörn Threlfall, and LAST DAY OF FREEDOM, directed by Dee Hibbert-Jones, Nomi Talisman, received the HIFF Awards for Best Narrative Short Film and for Best […]

Hamptons International Film Festival Reveals Short Films Lineup

Hamptons International Film Festival Reveals Short Films Lineup

The 23rd Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) will present 10 programs of short films this year, including the Narrative Short Film and Documentary Short Film Competition programs, the New York Women In Film and Television: Women Calling The Shots program, the Ahoy! Shorts for All Ages program and the Crafted program, which features three short films about auteur Claude Lanzmann, and artists Phil Toledano and Hilary Knight. The 23rd Hamptons International Film Festival, which will be held […]

2015 Hamptons International Film Festival to Close with BRIDGE OF SPIES; Reveals Spotlight Films and World Cinema

2015 Hamptons International Film Festival to Close with BRIDGE OF SPIES; Reveals Spotlight Films and World Cinema

The 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) will close with Steven Spielberg’s BRIDGE OF SPIES on Monday, October 12, 2015 at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The festival announced its Spotlight Films along with its World Cinema and Shorts programs; and also revealed that Emily Blunt, Michael Moore and Dan Rather will be in attendance to take part in “A Conversation With…” for the 23rd installment. The Festival’s closing night film is three-time Academy Award®-winning Steven […]

SPOTLIGHT and CAROL to be Centerpiece Films for 23rd Hamptons International Film Festival

SPOTLIGHT and CAROL to be Centerpiece Films for 23rd Hamptons International Film Festival

SPOTLIGHT will be the Saturday Centerpiece Film and CAROL will be the Sunday Centerpiece Film for the 23rd Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), which runs October 8 to 12, 2015. Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci, Academy Award nominee Tom McCarthy’s SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s […]

Emily Blunt, Killer Films, Albert Maysles, Stuart Match Suna to be Honored at 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival Inaugural Awards Dinner

Emily Blunt, Killer Films, Albert Maysles, Stuart Match Suna to be Honored at 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival Inaugural Awards Dinner

The 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) will honor Emily Blunt, iconic independent film production company Killer Films (celebrating its 20th anniversary), legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles (receiving a posthumous tribute), and longtime HIFF board chairman Stuart Match Suna, at its inaugural Awards Dinner to take place in East Hampton on Sunday, October 11, 2015. The Dinner, which will take place during the 23rd annual Hamptons International Film Festival, taking place October 8 to 12, 2015, will […]

2015 Hamptons International Film Festival to Open with Paolo Sorrentino’s YOUTH; Unveils Long Island Films + Conflict & Resolution Films

2015 Hamptons International Film Festival to Open with Paolo Sorrentino’s YOUTH; Unveils Long Island Films + Conflict & Resolution Films

Paolo Sorrentino’s YOUTH will be the Opening Night film of the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival in Southampton. The festival revealed the films selected to screen in the Views From Long Island section – which focuses on local filmmakers, the area’s unique landscapes, and the important social and political issues facing Long Island communities; and the films in the Conflict & Resolution (C&R) program – recognizing and celebrating films that deal with the complex issues and the human […]

Narrative and Documentary Competition Films at 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival Incl. FRENCH BLOOD, RAMS, TIKKUN

Narrative and Documentary Competition Films at 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival Incl. FRENCH BLOOD, RAMS, TIKKUN

The 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival revealed the films in the Narrative and Documentary Competition. The jury will select winners in each category; awards will be announced in a ceremony in East Hampton on Monday, October 12. The feature films in this year’s Narrative Competition include Matt Sobel’s Take Me to the River, Ciro Guerra’s Embrace of the Serpent, Avishai Sivan’s Tikkun, Grímur Hákonarson’s Rams, and Diastème’s French Blood. This year’s Documentary Competition feature […]

TRUTH Starring Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett to Open 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival

TRUTH Starring Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett to Open 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival

TRUTH, the directorial debut of James Vanderbilt, and starring Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Elisabeth Moss, and Topher Grace, has been selected as the Opening Night film of the 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF). Truth, follows news anchor Dan Rather (Redford) during his final days at CBS News, when he broadcast a report about how President Bush relied on privilege and family connections to avoid fighting in the Vietnam War. In addition to Moss […]

New Animals Rights Film Program at 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival, Includes World Premiere of Michael Vick Doc THE CHAMPIONS

New Animals Rights Film Program at 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival, Includes World Premiere of Michael Vick Doc THE CHAMPIONS

A new signature film program devoted to animal rights, called Compassion, Justice and Animal Rights will debut at the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival.  The new program will provide a platform for filmmakers to share meaningful information, stories of inspiration, and tools for creating a safe and humane world for animals.  Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights will explore this important movement on film, bringing together animal advocacy, environmental and social justice issues. The Animal Rights platform […]

“GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM” “THE SPECIAL NEED” Win Top Awards at Hamptons International Film Festival

“GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM” “THE SPECIAL NEED” Win Top Awards at Hamptons International Film Festival

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GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM, directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz won The Golden Starfish Narrative Feature Award at the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival. The Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary was awarded to THE SPECIAL NEED directed by Carlo Zoratti. The best documentary Short Film goes to THE QUEEN (La Reina), directed by Manuel Abramovich.

Morten Tyldum’s THE IMITATION GAME, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley to Receive 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at Hamptons International Film Festival

Morten Tyldum’s THE IMITATION GAME, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley to Receive 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at Hamptons International Film Festival

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The 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize of the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) will be awarded to Morten Tyldum’s THE IMITATION GAME, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation chose the film for its sensitive and moving portrait of the complex, brilliant mathematician who not only created the model for the early computer and for computer language, but whose code breaking skills helped the Allies win World War II. As part of the Festival’s Spotlight section, the film will screen on October 11th at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

WILD with Laura Dern, FOXCATCHER with Mark Ruffalo, Added to Hamptons Film Festival; Festival Unveils “Conflict & Resolution” Program Film Lineup

WILD with Laura Dern, FOXCATCHER with Mark Ruffalo, Added to Hamptons Film Festival; Festival Unveils “Conflict & Resolution” Program Film Lineup

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Academy award nominee Jean-Marc Vallée’s WILD will have its East Coast Premiere as the Southampton opener of the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, on Friday, October 10th. Academy Award-nominated actress Laura Dern will be in attendance for the Kaufman Astoria Studios sponsored premiere and will also participate in HIFF’s signature program “A Conversation With…” on Saturday, October 11th at Bay Street. Vallée will attend the festival on behalf of the film as well. Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon stars in this superb adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling 2012 memoir. Devastated by the death of her mother (Laura Dern), Strayed spirals toward self-destruction, ending her marriage and eventually becoming addicted to heroin. Four years later, seeking to leave her scars behind, she embarks on a life-changing journey: a solo, 1,000-mile plus hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. Vallée’s follow-up to DALLAS BUYERS CLUB is an inspiring voyage of pain and discovery, anchored by Witherspoon’s great performance and aided by a terrific supporting cast that includes Laura Dern. The film will be released by Fox Searchlight on December 5, 2014.

20 Films Selected for 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival’s Golden Starfish Competition + Hilary Swank and Joel Schumacher Confirmed for “A Conversation With…”

20 Films Selected for 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival’s Golden Starfish Competition + Hilary Swank and Joel Schumacher Confirmed for “A Conversation With…”

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The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) announced more of its extensive lineup of signature programs for the 22nd annual festival. Since the festival’s inception, “A Conversation With…” has been an integral part of HIFF, and this year Hilary Swank and Joel Schumacher will participate in individual talks as part of the annual program. In another signature program, 20 films have been selected for this year’s Golden Starfish competition, including the US premieres of Melanie Laurent’s BREATHE, Gabriel Mascaro’s AUGUST WINDS, and Tamara Erde’s THIS IS MY LAND, and the East Coast premieres of Peter Strickland’s THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY and Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz’s GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM. HIFF will take place on Columbus Day Weekend, from October 9-13.

THE HOMESMAN Directed by Tommy Lee Jones and Starring Hilary Swank is Centerpiece Film for 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival

THE HOMESMAN Directed by Tommy Lee Jones and Starring Hilary Swank is Centerpiece Film for 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival

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THE HOMESMAN starring Hilary Swank will be the Centerpiece film  of the 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival held over Columbus Day  Weekend, October 9-13, 2014.  Hilary Swank will attend the film’s premiere and will participate in the festival’s signature program “A Conversation With…”  The festival revealed its “Views from Long Island” section, which focuses on local filmmakers and films with geographic ties to the Hamptons, along with one of its most famous local filmmakers, Bob Balaban, who is this year’s Honorary Chairman.

‘THE SELFISH GIANT’, ‘CODE BLACK’ Winners of 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival

‘THE SELFISH GIANT’, ‘CODE BLACK’ Winners of 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival

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THE SELFISH GIANT, directed by Clio Barnard is the winner of the Golden Starfish Award for Best Narrative Feature Film at the 21st annual Hamptons International Film Festival. THE SELFISH GIANT is described as a contemporary fable about 13 year old Arbor (Conner Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas). Excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighborhood, the two boys meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrapdealer––the Selfish Giant. Arbor emulates Kitten, keen to impress him and make some money. However, Kitten favors Swifty, leaving Arbor feeling hurt and excluded and driving a wedge between the boys. The Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary Feature Film went to CODE BLACK, directed by Ryan McGarry, M.D. CODE BLACK follows a group of young doctors as they grapple with the divide between their idealistic expectations and the realities of a heavily bureaucratic system.The 21st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival took place October 10 to 14, 2013.