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Other Film Festivals on the East End Worth Checking Out

Information about film festivals on the East End that are not related to Hamptons International Film Festival.

Everyone knows about the renowned Hamptons International Film Festival. It’s become a very big week in the Hamptons. But do you know about the smaller festivals around? Here are others that run around the same time:

Created and produced by HRH Princess Angelique Monet, Duchess of Aquitaine, a former Ms. Black South Carolina USA. This past autumn was the third year for HBIFF. Monet also owns Greta Jones Entertainment, which has AM Releasings (theatrical release and distribution division), and Nothing On Television TV (N.O.T TV) an On-Demand channel of Dish Network. HBIFF takes places in New York City, Sag Harbor, and Montauk; this year, the opening film was “Obama's Irish Roots” (Camelot Pictures).

A clip from “Obama’s Irish Roots” can be seen above.

The Fourth Annual East End Black Film Festival took place at the in Southampton in November and was hosted by the African American Museum of the East End. The opening film was “Beyond the Bricks.” On Friday of festival weekend, the hosted live jazz with The Spoken Word, R&B jazz band Touche, jazz violinist Krystle Ford and local poets.

“Beyond the Bricks” trailer can be seen here.

Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival

This festival has run for the last four years by founder and Executive Director Jacqui Lofaro at and Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. This year, the opening night gala was at Guild Hall and honored the late documentarian Richard Leacock.

D.A. Pennebaker talks about Leacock here.

Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

A little more UpIsland, LI Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is a non-profit organization in Huntington that brings unique cultural events every year that showcase gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experiences in cinema. This year’s events were at the Cinema Arts Center and featured “I Am” and “Women of Film.”

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Deborah Klughers December 06, 2011 at 06:15 AM
Wildlife Conservation Film Festivals came to Bay Street in Sag Harbor in September for the second annual “Hamptons Wildlife Conservation Film Festival” ! “The mission of The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival is to educate, enlighten and entertain people from around the world so they can become aware and understand that we must protect the world’s wildlife. We do this through the use of films, television and social media. The protection of species and habitat is critical not to the survival of humanity but our responsibility to ensure future generations can appreciate and enjoy the planet’s natural treasures Wildlife Conservation Film Festivals organizes events in cities across the globe to reach a worldwide audience to spread the message of natural history and wildlife conservation.The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival is the premier venue for wildlife filmmaker to present their work to a world audience. This film festivals are annual events and attracts members of the global conservation, film, media, television, and scientific community.” http://wildlifefilmfestivals.com
Soozy's Film and Entertainment Blog December 10, 2011 at 09:59 PM
Thank you for this, Deborah! I have discovered another one as well so I will be writing a second article to cover more.....

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