25th Annual

Hamptons International Film Festival

October 05, 2017 to October 09, 2017

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Student Film Awards
The Hamptons International Film Festival is committed to encouraging new filmmakers who express an independent vision by providing financial grants and screening all award winning films. We encourage student filmmakers from all over the world to enter. This competition focuses primarily on films made by college and graduate school film students. Recent graduates may also submit thesis films or films made while in school, however, submissions must meet all of our general guidelines, including our guideline for production year.

Previous winners include James Ponsoldt (THE CIRCLE, THE END OF THE TOUR, THE SPECTACULAR NOW); Bart Freundlich (THE MYTH OF THE FINGERPRINTS, CALIFORNICATION); David Riker; Todd Rohal; Russell Harbaugh; Maria Maggenti (BEFORE I FALL); Geoffrey Fletcher (PRECIOUS); Yann Demange (‘71); Matthew Galkin; Mitch McCabe; Patrick Stettner (THE NIGHT LISTENER); Greg Pak; Ari Gold and Andrew Mudge.

PLEASE NOTE: Student Film Award submissions must be accompanied by an emailed photo of the filmmakers valid Student ID. Also, you must note whether you are an undergrad or graduate student.
Narrative Feature
Featuring one of the most coveted awards in the U.S., our Narrative Competition Award is aimed at emerging filmmakers and is selected by a prestigious group of artists and industry professionals. The Narrative Feature Jury Prize winner receives a package of essential goods and services valued at over $125,000 to be used toward the making of his or her next feature film and a cash prize of $3,000.

Films submitted in the narrative category will be considered for five festival sections: the Narrative Feature Competition (described above), the Spotlight section, the Films of Conflict & Resolution section, the Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights section, Air, Land & Sea section, and the World Cinema section, which has featured some of the best in contemporary cinema in the US and around the world.

Many films over the years have made their world premieres at HIFF and been picked up for distribution shortly after their screenings. Recent highlights include THE PREPPIE CONNECTION (IFC); WILDLIKE (Killer Films) FREE RIDE (Phase 4 Films); LOUDER THAN WORDS (ARC Entertainment); REFUGE (Strand Releasing); SPARROW’S DANCE (Tribeca Film).

Recent highlights from our World Cinema category include: TONI ERDMANN (Academy Award Nominee); PATERSON; THE HANDMAIDEN; BLUE JAY; LOVESONG; THE SALESMAN (Academy Award Winner); HALAL LOVE (AND SEX); UNDER THE SHADOW; DONALD CRIED; ROOM (Academy Award Winner); SON OF SAUL (Academy Award Winner); 45 YEARS (Academy Award Nominee); KRISHA; TIKKUN; DHEEPAN; JAMES WHITE; THE CLUB; THE PREPPIE CONNECTION; WHIPLASH (Academy Award Winner); FORCE MAJEURE; KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER; BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR; BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN (Academy Award Nominee); WAR WITCH (Academy Award Nominee); STARLET; A ROYAL AFFAIR (Academy Award Nominee); LE HAVRE; THE KID WITH A BIKE; SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Academy Award Winner); and THE WRESTLER (Academy Award Nominee).

Recent highlights from our Narrative Competition section include: DIVINES; GLORY; EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (Academy Award Nominee); RAMS; THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY; GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM; LITTLE ACCIDENTS; THE SELFISH GIANT; BLUE RUIN; BULLHEAD (Academy Award Nominee), and THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD.

Recent highlights from our Spotlight section include: MOONLIGHT (Academy Award Winner); LA LA LAND (Academy Award Winner); LOVING (Academy Award Nominee); MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (Academy Award Winner); 20TH CENTURY WOMEN (Academy Award Nominee); LION (Academy Award Nominee); UNA; JULIETA; CHRISTINE; SPOTLIGHT (Academy Award Winner); CAROL (Academy Award Nominee); ANOMALISA (Academy Award Nominee); BROOKLYN (Academy Award Nominee); MEADOWLAND; MACBETH; THE IMITATION GAME (Academy Award Nominee); BIRDMAN (Academy Award Winner); WILD (Academy Award Nominee); FOXCATCHER (Academy Award Nominee); STILL ALICE (Academy Award Winner); TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (Academy Award Nominee) NIGHTCRAWLER (Academy Award Nominee); CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA; 12 YEARS A SLAVE (Academy Award Winner); NEBRASKA (Academy Award Nominee); HER (Academy Award Nominee); THE PAST; LOUDER THAN WORDS; RUST AND BONE; SMASHED; THE SESSIONS (Academy Award Nominee); SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Academy Award Winner); ARGO (Academy Award Winner); THE ARTIST (Academy Award Winner); THE DESCENDANTS (Academy Award Winner); BLACK SWAN (Academy Award Winner); THE KING’S SPEECH (Academy Award Winner); MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE and MELANCHOLIA.
Documentary Feature
Featuring one of the most coveted awards in the U.S., our Documentary Competition Award is aimed at emerging filmmakers and is selected by a prestigious group of artists and industry professionals.The Documentary Feature Jury Prize winner receives a package of essential goods and services valued at over $85,000 to be used toward the making of his or her next feature film and a cash prize of $3,000.

Films submitted in the documentary category will be considered for five festival sections: the Documentary Feature Competition (described above), the Spotlight section, the Films of Conflict & Resolution section, the Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights section, Air, Land & Sea section, and the World Cinema section, which has featured some of the best in contemporary cinema in the US and around the world.

Many films over the years have made their world premieres at HIFF and been picked up for distribution shortly after their screenings. Recent highlights include SUPERGIRL (FilmRise); SCORE (Gravitas Ventures); THE C WORD (Abramorama); HARRY BENSON: SHOOT FIRST (Magnolia Pictures); THE CHAMPIONS (FilmRise); THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR: SATAN CAME TO EDEN (Zeitgeist Films); RISING FROM ASHES (First Run Features); STEVIE NICKS: IN YOUR DREAMS (Abramorama).

- Recent highlights from our World Cinema category include: MARATHON: THE PATRIOTS DAY BOMBING (World Premiere); SUPERGIRL (World Premiere); INTO THE INFERNO; GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM; SOUR GRAPES; IN TRANSIT; THE C WORD (World Premiere); BEST OF ENEMIES; HARRY BENSON: SHOOT FIRST (World Premiere); THE SALT OF THE EARTH (Academy Award Nominee); STRAY DOG; IRIS; THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR: SATAN CAME TO EDEN (World Premiere); THE ARMSTRONG LIE (US Premiere); TIM’S VERMEER; GERALDINE FERRARO: PAVING THE WAY (World Premiere); UNDEFEATED (Academy Award winner, East Coast Premiere); PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY; JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI; THE BULLY PROJECT; MEA MAXIMA CULPA: SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD; VENUS AND SERENA; KOCH (World Premiere); 56 UP and CRAZY HORSE.

- Recent highlights from our Documentary Competition section include: THE EAGLE HUNTRESS; TOWER; FRAUD; CHUCK NORRIS VS. COMMUNISM; THE GREAT INVISIBLE; THIS IS MY LAND (US Premiere); CODE BLACK; DESERT RUNNERS; MY REINCARNATION; and RISING FROM ASHES

- Recent highlights from our Spotlight section include: WHERE TO INVADE NEXT; PINA 3D and LOVE, MARILYN
Narrative Short Film
The Narrative Short film winner will take home a cash prize of $500 and qualify for Academy Award consideration. HIFF is proud of the many short films from past festivals that have gone onto successful careers. Recent highlights from the last few editions include TIMECODE (US Premiere, Academy Award Nominee); BLIND VAYSHA (New York Premiere, Academy Award Nominee); AVE MARIA (East Coast Premiere, Academy Award Nominee); SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM (Academy Award Nominee); FEAST (North American Premiere, Academy Award Winner); THE PHONE CALL (Academy Award Winner); THE BIGGER PICTURE (North American Premiere, Academy Award Nominee); BUTTER LAMP (Academy Award Nominee); GET A HORSE (East Coast Premiere, Academy Award nominee); PAPERMAN (Academy Award Nominee); ASAD (Academy Award Nominee) and HEAD OVER HEALS (US Premiere, Academy Award Nominee).

In addition to the shorts competition, the festival has more than 5 non-competitive programs for the exhibition of short films.
Documentary Short Film
The Documentary Short film winner will take home a cash prize of $500 and qualify for Academy Award consideration. HIFF is proud of the many short films from past festivals that have gone onto successful careers. Recent highlights include JOE’S VIOLIN (Academy Award Nominee); THE WHITE HELMETS (Academy Award Winner); LAST DAY OF FREEDOM (NY premiere, Academy Award nominee); CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH (East Coast premiere, Academy Award nominee); BODY TEAM 12 (Academy Award nominee), ABANDONED GOODS (North American premiere); THE QUEEN (East Coast premiere); OPEN HEART (World Premiere, Academy Award nominee); RABBIT A LA BERLIN (Academy Award nominee); THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM (US Premiere, Academy Award nominee); KINGS POINT (Academy Award nominee) and MONDAYS AT RACINE (Academy Award nominee).

In addition to the shorts competition, the festival has more than 5 non-competitive programs for the exhibition of short films.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate independent film 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 enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all. With prizes of cash & in kind goods and services prizes valued at more than $225,000, HIFF continues to support the artists that create some of the best films each year.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Hamptons International Film Festival takes place annually in October, with a number of additional events held year round in New York City and the Hamptons. The Festival is the premier film event on New York State's east end, and is an intimate showcase of some of the year's best offerings in contemporary cinema. Festival selections continue to play an important role during awards season, with a significant number of titles highlighted every year at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, as well as the Independent Spirit Awards. Films in the 2016 festival received a record 45 Academy nominations, including 4 of the 8 Best Picture nominations. The Festival has also screened the eventual Best Picture Oscar winners 7 years in a row and 8 of the last 9 years, while no other Festival on the East Coast has done so more than 3 times in that time period. Additionally, the Festival screened 2 of the Oscar nominated Foreign Language films, 2 of the nominated Documentary films, and 4 of the nominated short films.

Many films over the years have made their world premieres at HIFF and been picked up for distribution shortly after their screenings. The best known of these is OPEN WATER which was bought by Lionsgate and went on to gross $40 million worldwide. Other recent highlights of films picked up for distribution following their world premieres at HIFF include SUPERGIRL (FilmRise); SCORE (Gravitas Ventures); HARRY BENSON: SHOOT FIRST (Magnolia Pictures); THE CHAMPIONS (FilmRise); THE C WORD (Abramorama); THE PREPPIE CONNECTION (IFC); WILDLIKE (Killer Films); LOUDER THAN WORDS (ARC Entertainment); THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR: SATAN CAME TO EDEN (Zeitgeist Films); REFUGE (Strand Releasing); STEVIE NICKS: IN YOUR DREAMS (Abramorama).

The Festival hosts multiple competitions focused specifically on early-career filmmakers, in the hopes of bolstering their work at an important juncture and helping develop a discussion around their films, both within the film community and beyond. The festival also features four signature programs: Films of Conflict & Resolution; Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights; Air, Land & Sea; and Views From Long Island.

Guests & attendees of the last few Festivals included Meryl Streep, Jessica Chastain, Joel & Ethan Coen, Edward Norton, Morgan Freeman, Brie Larson, Richard Gere, Mike Nichols, Charlie Kaufman, Todd Haynes, Holly Hunter, Aaron Eckhart, Olivia Wilde, Sir Ben Kingsley, Harvey Weinstein, Adam Driver, Alan Alda, Tom McCarthy, Madonna, Julianne Moore, James Franco, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Nate Parker, Bill Murray, Melissa Leo, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Domhnall Gleeson, Dan Rather, Michael Moore, Bruce Dern, Amy Ryan, Darren Aronofsky, Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Spike Jonze, Laura Dern, Matthew Broderick, Calvin Klein, Lakeith Stanfield, Renee Zellweger, Mahershala Ali, Anthony Bourdain, Ralph Lauren, Hilary Swank, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Dakota Fanning, Mariska Hargitay, Alex Gibney, Sally Hawkins, Michael Barker, Hope Davis, Helena Bonham Carter, Freida Pinto, James Schamus, Scott Rudin, Sting, Tom Hooper, Frances McDormand, Elle Fanning, Eamonn Bowles, James Lipton, Alexander Skarsgard, Patricia Clarkson, Howard Stern, Isabella Rosselini, Julian Schnabel, Stanley Tucci, David Duchovny, Alessandro Nivola, Malin Akerman, Chevy Chase, Neil Labute, Edie Falco, Shailene Woodley, Jane Goodall, Davis Guggenheim, Bennett Miller, Riz Ahmed, Candice Bergen, Steve Buscemi, Marcia Gay Harden, Rufus Wainwright, Harry Belafonte, Wim Wenders, Doug Liman, Matthew Modine, Mark & Jay Duplass, Ezra Miller, Dick Cavett, Penelope Ann Miller, James Cromwell, Bill Pullman, Costa-Gavras, Ashley Olsen, Christie Brinkley, Christine Vachon, Dane DeHaan, Timothy Hutton, Billy Joel, Emma Roberts, Teddy Schwarzman, Joel Schumacher, Jeff Zucker, Al Maysles, Richard LaGravenese, Emily Browning, Oren Moverman, Tye Sheridan, Lola Kirke, David Bailey, Lucy Walker, and Amagansett resident Carter Burwell.

Selected recent film highlights include:
*LA LA LAND (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Original Music Score, Best Original Song; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Costume Design)
*MOONLIGHT (ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Music Score, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing)
*MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Original Screenplay; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress)
*LOVING (US PREMIERE, ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Actress)
*20TH CENTURY (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Original Screenplay)
*LION (US PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Music Score, Best Cinematography)
*UNA (EAST COAST PREMIERE)
*CHRISTINE (EAST COAST PREMIERE)
*THE EAGLE HUNTRESS (NEW YORK PREMIERE)
*TOWER (NEW YORK PREMIERE)
*THE HANDMAIDEN (EAST COAST PREMIERE; GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE - Best Foreign Film)
*THE SALESMAN (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Foreign Film)
*I, DANIEL BLAKE
*PATERSON
*TONI ERDMANN (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Foreign Film)
*THE RED TURTLE (US PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Animated Film)
*DONALD CRIED
*DIVINES (GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE - Best Foreign Film)
*SONITA
*FIRE AT SEA (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Documentary)
*I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Documentary)
*INTO THE INFERNO (EAST COAST PREMIERE)
*THE WHITE HELMETS (ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Documentary Short)
*JOE’S VIOLIN (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Documentary Short)
*ROOM (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD & GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER - Best Actress, ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay)
*SPOTLIGHT (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Editing)
*BROOKLYN (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay)
*BRIDGE OF SPIES (ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Supporting Actor; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Production Design)
*CAROL (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay)
*YOUTH (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Original Song; GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE - Best Supporting Actress)
*SON OF SAUL - (ACADEMY AWARD & GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER - Best Foreign Language Film)
*EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT - (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Foreign Language Film)
*ANOMALISA (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Animated Feature; GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE - Best Animated Feature)
*THE LOOK OF SILENCE (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Documentary Feature)
*45 YEARS (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Actress)
*BIRDMAN (ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography)
*WHIPLASH (ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing, Best Sound Mixing; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Picture)
*THE IMITATION GAME (ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Adapted Screenplay; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Production Design)
*STILL ALICE (US PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Actress; GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER - Best Actress)
*MR. TURNER (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score)
*WILD (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress)
*VIRUNGA - (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Documentary)
*FORCE MAJEURE (GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE - Best Foreign Language Film)
*NIGHTCRAWLER (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Original Screenplay; GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE - Best Actor)
*TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Actress)
*GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM (EAST COAST PREMIERE)
*THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY (EAST COAST PREMIERE)
*KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER (NEW YORK PREMIERE)
*12 YEARS A SLAVE (ACADEMY AWARD WINNER – Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay; GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER – Best Picture, Drama)
*HER (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – Best Picture, Best Screenplay)
*NEBRASKA (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay)
*PHILOMENA (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Score)
*THE SQUARE (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – Best Documentary)
*AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress)
*KILL YOUR DARLINGS (EAST COAST PREMIERE)
*20 FEET FROM STARDOM (ACADEMY AWARD WINNER – Best Documentary)
*THE PAST (EAST COAST PREMIERE)
*THE SELFISH GIANT (US PREMIERE)
*BLUE RUIN (EAST COAST PREMIERE)
*THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – Best Foreign Language Film)
*BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (PALME D’OR WINNER)
*AMOUR (ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Foreign Film)
*SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Actress)
*ARGO (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Picture; GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER - Best Picture, Best Director;)
*A ROYAL AFFAIR (US PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Foreign Film)
*WAR WITCH (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Foreign Film)
*KON TIKI (US PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Foreign Film)
*THE SESSIONS (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Supporting Actress)
*RUST AND BONE (EAST COAST PREMIERE)
*UNDEFEATED (ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Documentary)
*FRANKENWEENIE
*SMASHED (EAST COAST PREMIERE)
*MARTHA, MARCY, MAY, MARLENE
*MEA MAXIMA CULPA: SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD (EAST COAST PREMIERE)
*56 UP (US PREMIERE)
*TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM (US PREMIERE: ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Documentary Short)
*THE CURSE (NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Live Action Short)
*BULLHEAD (EAST COAST PREMIERE: ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Foreign Film)
*THE ARTIST (GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER - Best Picture, Comedy)
*THE DESCENDANTS (GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER - Best Picture, Drama)
*MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER - Best Actress)
*PINA: 3D
*MELANCHOLIA
*PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Documentary)
*THE KING'S SPEECH (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay; GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER - Best Actor; INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD WINNER)
*BLACK SWAN (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD & INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD MULTI CATEGORY WINNER)
*BLUE VALENTINE (EAST COAST PREMIERE)
*127 HOURS (EAST COAST PREMIERE; INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD WINNER - Best Actor)
*THE SHORE (ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Live Action Short)
*CLIENT 9: THE RISE & FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER
*UP IN THE AIR (ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE MULTI CATEGORY)
*TINY FURNITURE (INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD WINNER - Best First Screenplay)
*THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (N. AMERICAN PREMIERE)
*THE MESSENGER (INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD WINNER - Best Supporting Actor)
*THE YOUNG VICTORIA (US PREMIERE)
*SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (EAST COAST PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD & GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER - Best Picture)
*THE WRESTLER (INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD WINNER - BEST PICTURE)
*SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (US PREMIERE)
*THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
*SIX SHOOTER (US PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Short Film)
*NOWHERE IN AFRICA (US PREMIERE; ACADEMY AWARD WINNER - Best Foreign Film)
*THE FOUNTAIN (US PREMIERE)
*OPEN WATER (WORLD PREMIERE)

ORGANIZERS

Anne Chaisson (Executive Director); David Nugent (Artistic Director)

GENERAL RULES

General Eligibility
These regulations apply to all sections:
-Films must have been completed after January 1, 2016.
-HIFF will not consider previously submitted films.
-Films may not have been released theatrically or shown on television in the U.S. prior to the festival. We also prefer that films not be available online prior to the festival.
-We prefer films to have not screened on the East End of Long Island prior to the festival's dates. If there are any questions regarding premiere status, please contact us at programming@hamptonsfilmfest.org.
-HIFF presents all films in their original language. Non-English language films must have English subtitles.
-If you are submitting a work-in-progress, the DVD or link must be clearly marked as a work-in-progress or rough cut. The festival will only be able to consider one version of each film submitted and does not accept replacement cuts for consideration. Please take this into account when deciding when to submit your film.
-DCP is the preferred exhibition format for the festival.
-The preferred format for submissions is a Vimeo link. Filmmakers are responsible for notifying us when their passwords have changed. We ask that we have access to the films until all programming decisions are made on September 18 (our notification date). We will also consider secure online screeners and DVDs. Submission DVDs will NOT be returned. For programming questions, please contact us at programming@hamptonsfilmfest.org.

Jury Award Eligibility (Please read carefully):
-Awarded to one film in each category: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, and Documentary Short.
-Preference given to emerging filmmakers.
-Preference will be given to films that have at least a NY State Premiere.
-Preference will be given to films that have not shown in more than a total of five US festivals prior to the HIFF dates and that have not announced US distribution.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Agreement
1. I am authorized to submit this film to the festival.
2. All information provided on application form is true, to the best of my knowledge.
3. If the film is selected for the Festival, I give permission for HIFF to use images, sounds and excerpts from the work for promotional purposes in all media and on the festival's website.
4. I hold the Hamptons International Film Festival harmless from damage or loss of the print en route or otherwise during the course of the Festival's possession of the film.
5. This agreement constitutes approval that The Hamptons may present the film at the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival.