The Hamptons International Film Festival has announced the formation of HamptonsFilm, a new parent company that is committed to promoting independent film and film education year round.
Founded in 1992, HIFF offers year-round screenings, filmmaking labs and educational programs. By creating HamptonsFilm, they will continue their work of educating the next generation of filmmakers and viewers.
Randy Mastro, Co-Chair of the Board said:
“I’ve been thrilled to watch the Hamptons International Film Festival evolve over nearly three decades from a five-day film festival to an organization providing year-round film programming and education to nearly a million film enthusiasts throughout the region. The arts — and, in particular, film — bring us all together as a community, and that’s what HamptonsFilm has been and will be doing all year long.”
Anne Chaisson, Executive Director of HamptonsFilm said:
“As our year-round programming continues to expand, we are thrilled to introduce a parent company to encapsulate our growth and evolution. As we head into the 27th edition of the festival, we are excited to welcome audiences into our new journey and invite them to join us for film immersion all year long.”
The 27th Hamptons International Film Festival kicks off next week with a full slate of exciting narratives, documentaries, and short films. Like many festivals, they give out a coveted audience award. Past winners included “The White Helmets,” “La La Land,” “Room,” “The King’s Speech,” and “I Am Not Your Negro.” Last year’s Audience Award for Narrative Feature went to George Tillman Jr’s “The Hate U Give,” while the overall Narrative Feature prize went to “All Is Well” from Germany.
The 27th Hamptons International Film Festival runs from October 10-14 in Easthampton, New York. For more information about the festival and about programming throughout the year, be sure to visit their official website.