The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) has announced the jury members for the 2016 festival.
The Narrative Jury will include David Edelstein, chief film critic for New York Magazine, NPR’s Fresh Air, and regular commentator for CBS Sunday Morning; East Ender Mariska Hargitay, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actress known for her role as Olivia on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; and writer and director John Krokidas, who recently made his feature directorial debut with Kill Your Darlings, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan, which screened as Opening Night of the 2013 HIFF. The Documentary Jury will include Alexis Alexanian, film producer and consultant and currently President of Production at Locomotive, a film, television and financing company that recently financed and executive produced Rebecca Miller’s Maggie’s Plan, and prior worked on films including Mississippi Burning and Bonfire of the Vanities; Jason Janego, former Co-Founder and Co-President of RADiUS who distributed films including Snowpiercer, It Follows, Bachelorette, 20 Feet from Stardom and Citizenfour; and Julie Goldstein, President of Production at Endgame Entertainment, which has produced films including The Discovery, Freeheld, Looper and Side Effects. Goldstein held executive positions at HBO and Miramax where she worked on films including Best Picture Academy Award-winners Chicago and Shakespeare in Love and Academy Award-nominee Bridget Jones’ Diary, among many more.
HIFF will continue their standing relationship with the New York Film Critics Circle (NYCFF), with members serving as mentors, panelists and jurors at various events throughout the festival.