Film Guide 2018

Section
Views From Long Island

in 2002, HIFF and longtime partner the Suffolk County Film Commission inaugurated the Views From Long Island program, focusing on local filmmakers, the area’s unique landscapes, and the important social and political issues facing Long Island communities today. Each year, the Film Commission awards a $3,000 Suffolk County Next Exposure Grant to a film in the Views From Long Island section. This grant supports the completion of high-quality, original, director-driven, low-budget independent films from both emerging and established filmmakers who have completed 50% of principal photography within Suffolk County, New York.

With support from the Suffolk County Film Commission

BLACK MOTHER

2018 Views From Long Island | documentary feature | 77 min Filmmaker, photographer, and Long Island resident Khalik Allah’s second feature is, much like his debut film FIELD N*****, a mesmerizing documentary portrait. Allah casts his lens on two dissonant …

Directed by Khalik Allah

ONLY THE WIND IS LISTENING

2018 Views From Long Island | narrative short | 12 min World Premiere Set against the backdrop of an unforgiving Montauk winter, the lives of a fisherman and a writer intertwine as they attempt to navigate off-season loneliness.

Directed by Emily Anderson

STILL PLAYS WITH TRAINS

2018 Views From Long Island | documentary short | 17 min World Premiere In the basement of his East Hampton home, John Scully reconstructs his idyllic 1950s childhood in the form of one of the world’s largest model train sets.

Directed by Ross Kauffman