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Happy 25th Hamptons International Film Festival
October 1, 2017 – 8:58 am | Comments Off on Happy 25th Hamptons International Film Festival
Happy 25th Hamptons International Film Festival

Happy 25th Anniversary Hamptons International Film Festival. Leading this special edition from October 5 – 9, 2017 will be Julie Andrews, Rob Reiner, Annette Benning, Patrick Stewart to name a few.

While many flock in hopes to catch the Academy Award winning film in its early debut, there are also amazing films from all corners of the world with filmmakers in attendance to discuss their work with audiences. This is a unique opportunity to indulge in the human condition and expand horizons.

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Fond Group Launches Air, Land & Sea Special Section at Hamptons International Film Festival
October 4, 2016 – 1:38 pm | Comments Off on Fond Group Launches Air, Land & Sea Special Section at Hamptons International Film Festival
Fond Group Launches Air, Land & Sea Special Section at Hamptons International Film Festival

Water has always been the element of emotion, and for those on the East End of Long Island it represents everything from sports to commercial fishing to drinking water to moving meditation.  This rich and valued relationship inspired Nicole Delma of the Fond Group to create a new section called Air, Land & Sea for the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) which runs from October 6th through October 10th, 2016.  The goal is to tap into film as a story telling method to …

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Edward Norton to Headline HIFF – Competition Films Announced
September 12, 2016 – 7:45 am | Comments Off on Edward Norton to Headline HIFF – Competition Films Announced
Edward Norton to Headline HIFF – Competition Films Announced

 
24TH ANNUAL HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
TO HONOR ACTOR, FILMMAKER AND ACTIVIST
EDWARD NORTON WITH CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
 
The Festival Also Announces Narrative, Documentary and
Shorts In Competition
The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) announced today that three-time Academy Award®-nominated actor Edward Norton will be honored with a Career Achievement Award.

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Hamptons International Film Festival Announces Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch
August 24, 2016 – 5:55 am | Comments Off on Hamptons International Film Festival Announces Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch
Hamptons International Film Festival Announces Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch

Photo Rex Shutterstock via Variety
VARIETY ANNOUNCES THIS YEAR’S 10 ACTORS TO WATCH
Marks Five Years of Collaboration With The Hamptons International Film Festival
Variety is pleased to announce its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has bestowed since 1998.
Past actors include many future Oscar winners and nominees such as Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Shannon and Melissa Leo.
This year’s actors will be feted in the Oct. 4 issue of Variety, in conjunction with coverage …

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The Elephant In The Room – World Elephant Day Comes To The Hamptons
August 10, 2016 – 12:32 pm | Comments Off on The Elephant In The Room – World Elephant Day Comes To The Hamptons
The Elephant In The Room – World Elephant Day Comes To The Hamptons

Symbols of strength, ancient wisdom, and fierce familial loyalty, elephants are beloved creatures.  In their honor World Elephant Day will be celebrated in the Hamptons this weekend with a special cocktail reception and film screening.
On Friday August 12th Trunks of Love a reception for Veterinarians International (VI) will be held at the beautiful Baker House 1650 in East Hampton.  The VIP event chaired by Antonella Bertello, Georgina Bloomberg (honorary) and Cornelia Guest includes a short film and honorary award presented to Christie …

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Attention Screenwriters: Open Submissions for Hamptons International Film Festival Screwnwriters Lab
November 18, 2015 – 6:50 am | Comments Off on Attention Screenwriters: Open Submissions for Hamptons International Film Festival Screwnwriters Lab
Attention Screenwriters: Open Submissions for Hamptons International Film Festival Screwnwriters Lab

THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCREENWRITERS LAB
OPENS SUBMISSIONS
WHAT | The 16th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival Lab
WHEN | April 8th10th,
2016
WHERE | East Hampton, NY
DEADLINES
Earlybird Deadline | December 1, 2015
Regular Deadline | December 15, 2015
Late Deadline | December 29, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline | January 12, 2016

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Hamptons International Film Festival Winners
October 13, 2015 – 9:21 am | Comments Off on Hamptons International Film Festival Winners
Hamptons International Film Festival Winners

By Holly Buchanan
This year’s line up at the Hamptons International Film Festival was full of interesting surprises, from the local favorite Harry and Snowman, to stories of international intrigue like The Uncondemned, to more high profile films like  Suffragette.
Crowd favorites included the 1950’s lesbian love story Carol.  Many attendees commented they were going to “Go gay” for Cate Blanchett who was elegance personified and delivered a stunning performance with Rooney Mara.  The Champions, in the Compassion, Justice, and Animal Rights category proved …

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Hamptons International Film Festival Highlights
October 10, 2015 – 12:48 pm | No Comment
Hamptons International Film Festival Highlights

By Holly Buchanan
The Hamptons International Film Festival is off to a roaring start with Thursday Night’s opening film The Truth and four World Premieres Friday including Newman, Class Divide, The C Word and The Uncondemned.  (More on The Uncondemned below.)
He Named Me Malala
“It is better to live like a lion for one day than to live like a slave for 100 years.”
So began the story of the brave woman who was the namesake of Malala Yousafzai.  He Named Me Malala is the …

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Hamptons International Film Festival – Tickets On Sale Sept. 26
September 23, 2015 – 11:55 am | Comments Off on Hamptons International Film Festival – Tickets On Sale Sept. 26
Hamptons International Film Festival – Tickets On Sale Sept. 26

Get ready for The Hamptons International Film Festival October 8 – 12.  The lineup is announced and tickets go on sale Sept. 26.  While you always get the chance to preview some of the Hollywood movies which are creating Oscar Buzz, the festival is an amazing chance to discover new films from all over the world.  Not only do you get to see these powerful films in the theater, you get the chance to talk with the filmmakers as well.  This festival …

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Hamptons International Film Festival Oct. 9 to 12, 2014
October 9, 2014 – 3:51 am | Comments Off on Hamptons International Film Festival Oct. 9 to 12, 2014
Hamptons International Film Festival Oct. 9 to 12, 2014

HIFF 2014: How-To
Believe it or not, there’s more to HIFF than just movies!
We’ve rounded up all you need to know about attending the
2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, including
how to get here, where to stay, and where to eat and and drink.
Can’t wait to see you around town!

Rush Lines are Just the Ticket!

For screenings that do not have advanced tickets left for sale,
Rush Lines are a viable alternative. Each day during the Festival,
Rush Lines will …

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Susan Rockefeller’s Dive Deep Jewelry Line – A Sparkling Love Letter To The Sea
September 4, 2014 – 6:06 am | Comments Off on Susan Rockefeller’s Dive Deep Jewelry Line – A Sparkling Love Letter To The Sea
Susan Rockefeller’s Dive Deep Jewelry Line – A Sparkling Love Letter To The Sea

Always a creative and positive force, Susan Rockefeller is a documentary filmmaker, author, jewelry designer and avid conservationist. Her lifelong admiration and respect for the seas led her to get involved in ocean protection.  That passion now translates into her new Dive Deep jewelry line carried by London Jewelers in East Hampton and Southampton which is sure to inspire your inner mermaid.  HipHamptons dives in to learn more about her inspiration:

You are a true renaissance woman: filmmaker, philanthropist, jewelry maker and a …

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Hamptons International Film Festival: A Conversation With Plot For Peace Subject Jean Yves Ollivier
October 19, 2013 – 11:31 am | Comments Off on Hamptons International Film Festival: A Conversation With Plot For Peace Subject Jean Yves Ollivier
Hamptons International Film Festival: A Conversation With Plot For Peace Subject Jean Yves Ollivier

By Heather Buchanan
At the Hamptons International Film Festival you never know what fascinating world figures you will encounter.  I had the chance to sit down with the subject of the film Plot For Peace, Jean Yves Ollivier to get an inside view of his ace diplomatic negotiation skills
In this fascinating portrait of underground diplomatic negotiations one mysterious French business man emerges as an unsung hero.  Jean-Ives Ollivier, a native of Algeria, single handedly and at his own expense brings together disparate factions …

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Hamptons International Film Festival 2013: Films You Should Discover
October 8, 2013 – 6:15 am | Comments Off on Hamptons International Film Festival 2013: Films You Should Discover
Hamptons International Film Festival 2013: Films You Should Discover

By Heather Buchanan
While the Hamptons International Film Festival is known for its uncanny ability to predict academy award winners and preview those films at the festival there are also a host of other wonderful movies to discover.  Artistic Director David Nugent and his talented programming team have combed the globe for some gems.  Here are a few HipHamptons favorites to put on your radar.

Plot For Peace
Director: Carlos Agullo
In this fascinating portrait of underground diplomatic negotiations one mysterious French business man emerges as …

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Hamptons International Film Festival 2013 Oct. 10th to 14th- Tickets on Sale Now
September 27, 2013 – 1:41 pm | Comments Off on Hamptons International Film Festival 2013 Oct. 10th to 14th- Tickets on Sale Now
Hamptons International Film Festival 2013 Oct. 10th to 14th- Tickets on Sale Now

THE 21ST HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SOUTHAMPTON OPENING, SATURDAY’S CENTERPIECE FILM AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, SPOTLIGHT AND WORLD CINEMA FILMS INCLUDING LABOR DAY, HER, THE PAST AND MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
WILL FORTE TO JOIN BRUCE DERN IN “A CONVERSATION WITH…” MODERATED BY NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE CHAIRMAN JOSHUA ROTHKOPF
Among those expected to attend the Festival are: Anna Paquin, Bruce Dern, Ralph Fiennes, Renee Zellweger, Dakota Fanning, David Duchovny, Helena Bonham Carter, Edgar Wright, Kevin Connolly, Will Forte, Timothy Hutton, Amy Ryan, Richard Curtis, Adepero Oduye, …

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Turning Twenty: The 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival
September 27, 2012 – 6:47 am | Comments Off on Turning Twenty: The 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival
Turning Twenty: The 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival

By Heather Buchanan
There’s a lot of buzz around the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival running from Oct. 4th to 8th.  What was once perceived as a serious bunch dressed in black has turned into one of the chicest international crowds.  Now in its twentieth year the festival has reached a maturity and has honed its eye.  Academy Award winning films like Slumdog Millionaire, Black Swan, The King’s Speech and The Artist have all previewed here as well as many of the winners …

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The Best of the Hamptons for the end of August: Your Bucket List
August 23, 2012 – 12:47 pm | One Comment
The Best of the Hamptons for the end of August:  Your Bucket List

What’s Your Hamptons Summer Bucket List?  Here’s some not to miss moments.

EVENTS:

Harvest East End – Saturday August 25th 6p to 9p
Here is the food version of speed dating. No need to commit because you have so many delicious options of local food and wine from top chefs and vintners. Benefitting the Group For The East End, Peconic Land Trust, and East End Hospice this epicurean festival is a true delight. Be sure to check out …

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THE LIST: Hamptons Benefits Summer 2012
June 6, 2012 – 1:36 pm | One Comment
THE LIST: Hamptons Benefits Summer 2012

2012 HAMPTONS BENEFITS
It’s a full Hamptons Fundraiser season benefiting many worthy causes. Here are a few ways to make the most of each event:

Take time to learn about the cause and find out how you can further get involved.
Note there are often ticket discounts if you are a member of the organization.
Some events have a cocktail hour or junior ticket which is less expensive.
Buy in advance – there may be a discount and some Hamptons benefits do sell out.
I’m going to …

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How to get a piece of “Revenge” in the Hamptons
May 16, 2012 – 12:54 pm | Comments Off on How to get a piece of “Revenge” in the Hamptons
How to get a piece of “Revenge” in the Hamptons

The Hamptons are quite familiar with revenge but mostly as a dish best served cold.  While the hugely successful series “Revenge” on ABC is supposedly set in the Hamptons, it actually films in Manhattan Beach, California with the famous Grayson Manor and Emily’s beach house located in North Carolina.  Star Emily Van Camp who plays Emily Thorne just tweeted “Checking out the Hamptons for a photo shoot today.  There’s a first time for everything:).”  Girlfriend!  You are the most stylish bad ass …

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The Watermill Center – Your Ticket To “Cool”
May 2, 2012 – 12:56 pm | Comments Off on The Watermill Center – Your Ticket To “Cool”
The Watermill Center – Your Ticket To “Cool”

photo Megan Whitmarsh and My Barbarian  “Tourists From The Future” photo by Rosalie Knox
One of the Hamptons best secrets is a secluded cultural oasis where some of the most amazing emerging artists from all over the world gather to experiment and collaborate.  And guess what?  You’re invited.
The Watermill Center was founded by Robert Wilson to provide a living laboratory where artists in residence could explore new ideas in a unique environment.  Tucked away on the back roads from Southampton, the six acre …

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Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriter’s Lab Celebrates its 12th Year
April 19, 2012 – 12:05 pm | Comments Off on Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriter’s Lab Celebrates its 12th Year
Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriter’s Lab Celebrates its 12th Year

By Heather Buchanan
In the beginning there was the word – or in the case of modern day screenwriters, the blinking cursor.  Film directors are often credited for wonderful movies, but without the script there would be nothing but a bunch of people standing around a craft service table.
The Hamptons International Film Festival celebrated the 12th year of its HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab on April 13th to 15th.  I actually founded the Lab after working with the festival and noting its director-centric concentration.  As a …

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Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas Hamptons Engagement – Top 5 Reasons I’m Happy For Them
April 3, 2012 – 2:59 pm | Comments Off on Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas Hamptons Engagement – Top 5 Reasons I’m Happy For Them
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas Hamptons Engagement – Top 5 Reasons I’m Happy For Them

Top Five Reasons I’m Glad Alec Baldwin is Engaged to Hilaria Thomas
Yeah Yoga!
Apparently the way to teach an old dog a new trick is “downward dog.”  Yoga instructors around the world will be cheering or maybe chanting for Hilaria Thomas who is newly engaged to Alec Baldwin.  He says not only does she have a nice asana but a positive effect on his own health to slim down and shape up.  Just wait until he can do camel pose.
A Hamptons Romance
Best yet …

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2011 Hamptons International Film Festival Oct. 13 – 17th
September 28, 2011 – 9:35 am | 478 Comments
2011 Hamptons International Film Festival Oct. 13 – 17th

HIFF is ready for its close up.  Filmmakers are coming in from all over the world so this is your chance to explore the myriad of cinematic talents both virtuosos and fresh new voices.  The box office opens September 30th.  You can either stop by Design Within Reach in the parking lot behind Main Street in East Hampton or go online to buy tickets at www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.
INSIDER TIP:
The only way to get party tickets is by buying a pass, either the all-access Founders …

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WellNEST 1st Annual MAMA GLOW Film Festival
August 23, 2011 – 8:28 am | Comments Off on WellNEST 1st Annual MAMA GLOW Film Festival
WellNEST 1st Annual MAMA GLOW Film Festival

On Saturday evening, WellNEST hosted the 1st annual MAMA GLOW Film Festival at WellNEST Studio, 51 Division Street in Sag Harbor, which raised funds for Every Mother Counts.
The evening began with Tender Shoots Wellness founder Latham Thomas and WellNEST co-founder Rachel Paletsky introducing the festivals first film, Christy Turlington-Burns’ No Woman, No Cry, by.  With more than 500,000 women dying each year during childbirth (90 percent of which are preventable deaths) this powerful film shares the stories of at-risk pregnant women in …

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Mama Glow Film Festival at WellNEST Aug. 20th
August 16, 2011 – 1:37 pm | Comments Off on Mama Glow Film Festival at WellNEST Aug. 20th
Mama Glow Film Festival at WellNEST Aug. 20th

 
 

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HIFF Launches Classic Film Screenings at Sole East Resort
June 1, 2011 – 6:37 am | Comments Off on HIFF Launches Classic Film Screenings at Sole East Resort
HIFF Launches Classic Film Screenings at Sole East Resort

The Hamptons International Film Festival gets into the summer share action – sharing free classic films at the Sole East Resort in Montauk.  On Sundays cinephiles can gather under the stars to watch the films starting at 7pm with BBQ and cocktails for purchase.  These special Hamptons outdoor film screenings start at sunset.  The series kicks off this Sunday June 5 with To Catch A Thief starring Grace Kelly and Carey Grant.  Keep the family jewels close.

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