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Brian De Palma Gets Real in a Revealing Talk at HIFF

Brian De Palma, recipient of the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award, sat down with Alec Baldwin for an illuminating and often hilarious conversation at Guild Hall that covered many aspects of Mr. De Palma’s work.

Oct 12, 2019
Saturday Brings Packed Films and Talks to HIFF

Saturday was a day in full at the Hamptons International Film Festival: full of screenings, talks, events, and parties. From morning to night, East Hampton to Southampton, it was a packed day.

Oct 12, 2019
Five Pro Tips for Navigating the Hamptons Film Festival

The Hamptons International Film Festival is off and running with its first full day of programs. Each year festival insiders and veterans offer some tips for those who are here for the first time as well as seasoned alumni. Here we share a few of the best of them.

Oct 11, 2019
Immersive Storytelling, Virtual Reality at HIFF

The Hamptons International Film Festival is doubling down on immersive storytelling this year, with two dramatically different approaches to the medium, each of which involves travel. 

Oct 11, 2019
First Full Day of Film Fest on Friday Brings 'Flint,' 'Irishman,' and More


The first full day of the Hamptons International Film Festival included a talk on short films, the opening of the virtual reality program at East Hampton Library, and screenings of films from all over the world in theaters in East Hampton, Southampton, and Sag Harbor. 

Oct 11, 2019
Film Festival Raises Curtain With 'Just Mercy'

On Thursday's wet and windy fall evening, the Hamptons International Film Festival raised the curtain on its 27th edition. "Just Mercy," the opening night film, was screened at Guild Hall and the East Hampton Cinema with a party following at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack.

Oct 10, 2019
Hamptons Film Fest Announces Closer

The Hamptons International Film Festival will screen Trey Edward Shults's "Waves" as the closing night film on Oct. 14. It follows a suburban African-American family after a tragedy and stars Sterling K. Brown, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, and Alexa Demie.

Sep 12, 2019
Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Will Be HIFF’s Centerpiece Film

The Hamptons International Film Festival will screen Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" as its Friday Centerpiece film on Oct. 11. Several other films were also announced this week.

Sep 5, 2019
Early Reveals from Hamptons Film Festival

The Hamptons International Film Festival is teasing out some of its selections for this year along with a featured talk with Alfre Woodard.

Aug 23, 2019
HIFF Hails De Palma and Ross

It's never too early to think of autumn and all of the things that come with the falling leaves, ebbing crowds, and cooling temperatures. One such highlight is the Hamptons International Film Festival, which has announced its honorees and poster artist for the 2019 festival, which will take place over Columbus Day weekend.

Jul 15, 2019
HIFF's SummerDocs Returns for Another Season

One of the high season's traditions for fans of the documentary film genre, the Hamptons International Film Festival's SummerDocs series returns for its 11th year on June 29 with a screening of the "Maiden" by Alex Holmes. It will continue with Mads Brugger's "Cold Case Hammarskjold" in July and Rachel Mason's "Circus of Books" in August. All three screenings, which typically sell out, will include discussions of the films. They take place at Guild Hall.

Jun 4, 2019
Framing Frieze Through an East End Lens

Frieze doesn't offer much in the way of East End artists, but it still worth a trip to Randall's Island for the art and the experience.

May 3, 2019