HamptonsFilm has announced that the 31st annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place October 6 to 15. For the second consecutive year, the 2023 edition will be presented as an expanded 10-day event with live and in-person screenings and events hosted across the Hamptons.
The festival is now accepting submissions through FilmFreeway at filmfreeway.com/HamptonsFilm. The deadline for early bird submissions is March 15, with the regular deadline set for April 4.
“To continue what we started with our milestone 30th anniversary, we are thrilled to celebrate the 31st edition with an expanded festival for the second year in a row,” said HamptonsFilm Executive Director Anne Chaisson. “It became apparent that our audiences were ecstatic about the extended time frame, which sparked discussions with our Board about continuing to bring economic development to the East End in the shoulder season.”
HamptonsFilm will continue to give awards in the amount of $130,000, with special awards events taking place throughout the duration of the festival, as was done with the Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award presentation and luncheon honoring Mariska Hargitay in 2022. Last year’s film programming has garnered an impressive 38 Oscar nominations, including Best International Feature nominations for the Best Narrative Feature jury competition winner “Close” and for Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights program winner “EO;” Best Documentary Feature nominations for “All That Breathes” and “All The Beauty And The Bloodshed,” as well as for our SummerDocs series selections “Navalny” and “Fire of Love;” Best Picture nominations for “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” “Triangle of Sadness,” and “Women Talking;” and twelve nominations among the acting categories, including a Best Supporting Actress nod for HIFF’s Breakthrough Artist Stephanie Hsu.
In addition to the fall festival, HamptonsFilm announced plans to continue some of the highlights of their year-round programming. The upcoming 16th annual SummerDocs documentary showcase will feature a series of banner screening events hosted throughout the summer season, highlighting some of the year’s most anticipated and talked-about documentary features. Celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year, the HamptonsFilm Screenwriters Lab (April 14-16) champions the artistic visions of up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world, and will pair selected fellows with established writers and creative producers for a weekend of one-on-one mentorship.
“As we begin 2023, we could not be more excited to bring our year-round programming and our extended 10-day festival back to the film-loving community out East,” said HamptonsFilm Artistic Director David Nugent. “As reflected in the many awards for which last year’s film lineup has been recognized, our programming team continues to work to bring the year’s best films out to our audiences.”
Passes will be on sale later this year. Additional information on the festival and HamptonsFilm’s year-round programming can be found on the website hamptonsfilmfest.org.