As the Hamptons International Film Festival gears up for its 23rd year, an inaugural Awards Dinner has been announced to honor acclaimed actress Emily Blunt, legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles (who will be awarded posthumously), the independent production company Killer Films and the outgoing chairman of HIFF, Stuart Match Suna.
Blunt, who was previously recognized as one of HIFF’s Rising Stars in 2005, will be presented with the Variety Creative Impact in Acting Award. Blunt has starred in films such as “Edge of Tomorrow,” “The Young Victoria” and the upcoming “Sicario.”
Maysles, whose film “Iris” won the Audience Award at HIFF last year, will be presented with a posthumous tribute for his work on films like “Grey Gardens” and “Gimme Shelter.”
Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, founders of the New York City–based production company Killer Films, will be honored with the Industry Award for their organization’s 20th anniversary. Killer Films’ many credits include “Far From Heaven” and “Kids.”
Rounding out the evening is Stuart Match Suna, HIFF founding member, who will step down this year after 18 years as chairman. Longtime board member Alec Baldwin will present Suna’s award.
The 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival will be held October 8-12.