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Hamptons International Film Festival Unveils New Signature Program for 2016

The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) unveiled new Signature Programs for its 24th annual festival, as well as the films being screened in each respective category.

Beginning this year, HIFF will launch the Air, Land, & Sea program, focusing on “global issues of environmental conservation, clean water, and the integrity of our planet’s natural resources.” The new programs joins the returning Conflict & Resolution and Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights programs.

“Our Signature Programs help to elevate the content of the festival’s programming with films that continue to provide audiences with thought provoking material,” said artistic director of HIFF David Nugent. “Our hope with Air, Land, and Sea is for the festival to embrace the global discussion on environmental issues, and build a platform for filmmakers and audiences to engage and interact.”

The Conflict & Resolution category will center on the effects of war and violence, while the Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights program provides a “platform for filmmakers to share meaningful information, stories of inspiration, and tools for creating a safe and humane world for animals.”

The full list of signature films are below:

CONFLICT & RESOLUTION

“DISTURBING THE PEACE” (USA)
Directors: Stephen Apkon, Andrew Young

“FIRE AT SEA” (Italy / France)
Director: Gianfranco Rosi

“HOME” (Republic of Kosovo, United Kingdom)
Director: Daniel Mulloy

“MY ALEPPO” (USA)
Director: Melissa Langer

“SONITA” (Germany / Iran / Switzerland)
Director: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

“THE WHITE HELMETS” (United Kingdom)
Director: Orlando von Einsiedel

COMPASSION, JUSTICE & ANIMAL RIGHTS

“THE IVORY GAME” (Austria / USA)
Director: Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani

“UNLOCKING THE CAGE” (USA)
Director: Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker

AIR, LAND, AND SEA

“SONIC SEA” (USA)
Director: Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld

A complete roster of the films screened as part of the Signature Programs will be announced in the upcoming months. The 24th annual Hamptons International Film Festival runs Oct. 6-10.

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