Grants

Hamptons International Film Festival

To provide final support toward a program to develop qualifying screenplays towards production and spotlight feature films with science and technology themes and characters at the Hamptons International Film Festival

  • Amount $186,467
  • City East Hampton, NY
  • Investigator Anne Chaisson
  • Year 2014
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Film

This grant provides one year of continuing support to the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) for a series of activities designed to develop and spotlight high-quality films and film scripts that explore science as a theme or that feature scientists, mathematicians, or engineers as major characters.  Supported activities include a feature film prize for the best science-themed film submitted, a high-profile reception celebrating the winning film and filmmaker, a panel discussion featuring filmmakers and working scientists, and a screenwriting workshop to develop two science-themed scripts that will result in a staged reading of those scripts with well-known actors during the festival.  HIFF will also continue its intensive three-week filmmaking workshop at Stony Brook and will also host a tastemaker event in New York City in the weeks following the festival to promote the Sloan-winning film among prominent industry and press.

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