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Hamptons International Film Festival

Hamptons International Film Festival
Hamptons Office (open as of September 1):
47 Newtown Lane
East Hampton
NY 11937 New York
United States
phone +1-631-324-4600
fax +1-631-324-1558
email: info@hamptonsfilmfest.org

New York City Office (until August 31):
30 W 26th Street, 7th Floor
10010 New York, NY
United States
phone +1-212-675 3835
fax +1-646-607 0444
email: admin@hamptonsfilmfest.org

Artistic Director
Mr. David Nugent

Executive Director
Anne Chaisson

Year of Foundation 1992

Event Date from 08 October 2020 till 14 October 2020

Event Date

in The Hamptons, United States

Sections Golden Starfish Feature Competition; Golden Starfish Documentary Competition; Golden Starfish Narrative & Documentary Short Film Competition; Films of Conflict and Resolution; World Cinema (non-competitive section for International Films), Student Film Awards

Terms of Entry Projects completed after January 2019; no prior commercial exploitation, no previous competition in any other US festival; Premieres are favoured, but not required. Feature Films: over 40 mins. / Short Films: less than 40 mins.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline Regular: 16 April 2019 (shorts: 60 USD, features: 70 USD)
Late: 14 May 2019 (shorts: 70 USD, features: 90 USD)
Extended: 04 June 2019 (shorts: 85 USD, features: 95 USD)

Attendance Figures 12,000 high percentage of Academy members

Participants of the Film Industry approx. 300 (distributors/buyers, producers, agents, casting agents, festival scouts, TV programmers, entertainment lawyers)

Prizes/Awards Golden Starfish Feature Film Award (US$ 150,000 of in-kind services); Golden Starfish Documentary Feature Film Award (US$ 10,000); Golden Starfish Short Film Award - US$5,000); Golden Starfish Award for Best International Film (US$ 10,000); Films of Conflict & Resolution Award (US$ 5,000); The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize in Science and Technology (US$ 25,000 ); The Kodak Award for Cinematography (US$ 6,000); The Brizzolara Family Inspirational Film Award (US$ 5,000); The Zicherman Family Foundation Award for Screenwriting (US$ 5,000), Student Film Award

German Films


World Cinema Narrative
UNDINE by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)

Number of Films Shown approx. 120 films (70 feature-length and 50 shorts) from 20 different countries

Media Coverage approx. 110 journalists from tv, radio and print outlets; support from local Long Island media and New York city community; International Trades include Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Screen International, Film Echo, etc.

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Evaluation Small local festival on the East-Coast with a significant representation of OSCAR campaigning film productions. Due to the closeness to New York City a large number of buyers and distributors attend the festival during the weekend. High cash prizes ($ 45.000 in total).

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