The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) has been set for October 7-11, the same Columbus Day holiday weekend as last year.
The festival is also to launch a new partnership with New York’s Museum of Modern (MoMA) which will stage screenings in May and June.
This year’s May event will be a screening of director Alejandro Amenábar’s Agora followed by a discussion with actor Rachel Weisz moderated by Alan Alda. In June, festival board member Alec Baldwin will host a discussion at MoMA with a special guest. Baldwin will also continue as host of the SummerDocs Series in East Hampton.
The festival has also announced several appointments and promotions. Holly Herrick, who has been a programmer at HIFF since 2008, has been promoted to producer of special events and will retain her usual programming duties. Joining the HIFF programming staff is Cullen Gallagher, who will program shorts as well as serve as program manager. Jennifer Greenfield of Greenfield & Co has been brought on board to head up strategic partnerships. Mark Rabinowitz, who has programmed for HIFF in the past, has been brought on as industry and development associate. Iyabo Boyd joins as festival administrator, joining from Independent Filmmaker Project, where she was coordinator of the Independent Filmmaker Conference in 2009.