The 25th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), the premiere film event on New York’s east end, will be held over Columbus Day Weekend, in The Hamptons, October 5-9, 2017.  The Festival attracts over 25,000 visitors to theaters across the East Hampton, Southampton, Montauk, and Sag Harbor. HIFF continues to attract some of the best films of the year, with cash prizes handed out of over $165,000.

HIFF has earned the distinction and screened the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner in 8 of the last 9 years (including MOONLIGHT in 2016).  2016 was the seventh year in a row that the Festival’s Audience Award-winning film (LA LA LAND) was nominated for Best Picture, with two such films (THE ARTIST and THE KING’S SPEECH) eventually taking home the honors. Overall, films in its last 9 editions received 275 total Oscar nominations.

HIFF has a continuing partnership with The New York Film Critics Circle, and attracts wide range of journalists, including the film trades, Oscar bloggers, and local publications, as well as national journalists and New York-based press.

HIFF is an Oscar-qualifying festival for short films, and hosts 4 film competitions, including the Golden Starfish Awards (GSA) – focused specifically on early-career filmmakers.

The Festival has also been a part of the launch of a number of significant films, having screened the North American premiere of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, and the U.S. premieres of STILL ALICE and NOWHERE IN AFRICA. Our audiences were also the first on the East Coast of the U.S. to have seen SPOTLIGHT, ROOM, YOUTH, ANOMALISA, NIGHTCRAWLER, THE HOMESMAN, SONG ONE, LAGGIES, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, 127 HOURS and many others.

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.

For details, schedule & tickets:  http://hamptonsfilmfest.org/



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