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Hamptons International Film Festival Announces Their New Parent Company! *HamptonsFilm*

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oday the Hamptons International Film Festival, Long Island’s premier film organization, announced their new parent company HamptonsFilm to recognize its continued year-round programming. The non-profit, founded in 1992, has been offering year-round screenings, filmmaking labs and educational programs since its inception. This name change, as well as the newly debuted logo, expresses the organization’s decades-long commitment to advancing the art of filmmaking and being a cultural arts institution beyond the annual festival.

Under the HamptonsFilm banner, the organization will not only present the yearly Hamptons International Film Festival each October, but will continue to incorporate its other programs, including weekly “Now Showing” screenings, the annual Screenwriters Lab in April, the seasonal SummerDocs series and free outdoor screenings, and year-round HIFF Jr. education initiatives, including summer film camps, in-school and after school programs, and mentorships and scholarships.

“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,” said Randy Mastro, Board Co-Chair. “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.”

“As our year-round programming continues to expand, we are thrilled to introduce a parent company to encapsulate our growth and evolution,” said Anne Chaisson, Executive Director of HamptonsFilm. “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.”

Additionally, the HamptonsFilm website gives a review of all year-round programming. The website and full online digital branding will launch on October 2, in advance of the 27th edition of this year’s film festival. The 2019 Hamptons International Film Festival will take place October 10-14. Individual tickets are on sale now.

About Our Local International Festival

The 27th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival will be held over Columbus Day Weekend – October 10 – 14, 2019. HIFF is a year-round 501(c)3 non-profit organization with events, screenings, film workshops, comprehensive summer programs and an annual film festival each October. The Festival is the premiere 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 from around the world. With cash and in-kind prizes handed out totaling more than $200,000, HIFF continues to attract some of the best films of the year. Selections from all of our programs continue to play an important role during awards season. Selections from all of our programs continue to play an important role during awards season. 2019 marked the 9th time in a row that a film in the Festival has become the eventual Best Picture winner at the Oscars, making HIFF the only Festival on the East Coast with such a distinction.

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October 2nd, 2019 Posted by | theater & film | no comments