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.
For 12 years now, students have made 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.