Local, middle, and high school students participate in the annual film festival to view short films made by international youth on diversity, migration, inclusion and human rights.
Every summer, students ages 8-15 create their own short films in one week, while learning screenwriting, directing, acting, producing and editing from industry professionals.
A graduating senior in each of the Hamptons five high schools receive a $1000 cash scholarship, provided thanks to underwriting by The Hilaria & Alec Baldwin Foundation.
The HIFF Jr initiative produces programs for students of all ages year-round. These courses allow them to freely express their thoughts through the medium of film.