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Hamptons International Film Festival

HIFF: Film Gives Names to the Forgotten

“Forgotten Founders: David Hempstead, Senior,” a documentary by two local filmmakers, focuses on both Hempstead, who was born a slave in 1774, freed in 1805, and went on to own a 95-acre farm on Shelter Island, and the Plain Sight Project, a nonprofit devoted to naming and recognizing the enslaved people of the East End.

Oct 5, 2023
Hamptons Film Fest Announces Key Award Winners

The films "A White, White Day" and "Overseas" were two of the major competition award winners announced on Monday by the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Oct 14, 2019
One More for 'The Irishman' and Some Take-Aways

Those who saw Martin Scorsese's epic "The Irishman" this weekend (or who plan to see it Monday at its last showing at 2:15 p.m. at the East Hampton Cinema) may have been disappointed in the lack of a post-screening discussion, but there were reasons for that.

Oct 13, 2019
Sunday Another Fun Day at Hamptons Film Fest

There was plenty to see and do as the Hamptons International Film Festival began to wind down on Sunday.

Oct 13, 2019
Jenno Topping Comes Home With 'Ford v Ferrari'

Jenno Topping, who grew up in Sagaponack, came home on Saturday to introduce "Ford v Ferrari" as the producer of the film, directed by James Mangold. The movie was the Saturday Centerpiece of the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Oct 13, 2019
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
Brevity Is the Spirit of Film

The Hamptons International Film Festival's Documentary Short Film Competition Program was presented on Saturday morning in East Hampton.

Oct 12, 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
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
Tom Dolby's Return to the Hamptons

It was easy to walk into a film called “The Artist’s Wife” with a number of assumptions and delightful to come out with each one of them negated. Tom Dolby's sensitivity to his characters and setting positions it well above even the typical independent offering.

Oct 10, 2019