Hamptons International Film Festival to Honor Mariska Hargitay

The 30th anniversary of Hamptons International Film Festival will honor Emmy Award-winning actress Mariska Hargitay with the 2022 Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award. 

The Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award was created in 2017 by Hamptons Film Chairman Emeritus Alec Baldwin. This award honors those in the creative arts who not only excel in their field, but who also support the arts and artists in other fields, such as education, related media, and other arts disciplines. Hargitay is best known for her role as Captain Olivia Benson in NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama in 2006. In addition to her decades-long career as an actor, Mariska Hargitay is a fierce advocate and activist.

HIFF will run as an extended 10-day festival from October 7 through October 16, 2022, as a live and in-person event. As part of this year’s programming, the Hamptons International Film Festival will host the world premiere screenings of five films, including the locally shot “Who Invited Charlie?,” directed by Xavier Manrique. Additional world premieres at this year’s festival include Discovery+’s “January 6th,” directed by Jules and Gédéon Naudet, “Pinball – The Man Who Saved The Game,” directed by Austin and Meredith Bragg and starring Crystal Reed, Damian Young, and Mike Doyle, Discovery+’s “A Radical Life,” directed by Ricki Stern, and World Cinema Documentary selection “The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari,” directed by Rory Kennedy and distributed by Netflix.

The festival also announced the first group of narrative and documentary films that will screen as part of the World Cinema sections. This includes MUBI’s “Decision to Leave,” directed by HIFF alum Park Chan-wook, “Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy,” directed by Nancy Buirski, and Prime Video’s “Good Night Oppy,” directed by Ryan White. Additional programming includes the Spotlight feature “Call Janes,” directed by Phyllis Nagy. 

HIFF passes and packages will be on sale after Labor Day, beginning September 6. Additionally, a weeklong special Founder Pass sale will take place from August 29 through September 5. For more information, visit hamptonsfilmfest.org.

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