Now entering its 19th year, The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate independent film, and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to its audiences. Set for October 13-17, the festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, aiming to enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all.

For this year's festival, NYC-based Thornberg & Forester (T&F) was responsible for the design and production of promo spots which began airing widely last week. T&F also did a tremendous amount of editorial work on its original live-action content -- and audio, leveraging original music and sound designs donated by Copilot.

"The Hamptons International Film Festival has been going strong for many years, and for good reason," T&F partner and director Scott Matz says. "Though we had a relatively clean slate to build upon, we were tasked with remaining loyal to the brand equity of the HIFF established last year by Greenfield & Co. We originally pitched a great deal of creative. Some was driven by graphic animation and some by live-action storytelling. Our team ultimately landed on a mix of both for the festival.

"Our team continues to be incredibly passionate about what we do and is growing in inspiring ways," Scott adds. "Our work for the HIFF is yet another testament to the fact that we never compromise great creative vision, and we firmly believe in only the highest production value."

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Executive Produced by: Greenfield & Co. Design/Production Company: Thornberg & Forester Creative Directors: Scott Matz & Frank Pichel Designer/Animator: Adam Grabowski Additional Animation: Elias Stern, Paul Imperio Live-Action Photography: Justin Meredith Executive Producer: Elizabeth Kiehner Producer: Lisa Riemer Music and Sound Design: Copilot Strategic Music + Sound About Thornberg & Forester At Thornberg & Forester (T&F), we believe that Design is Law™. Our smart and stylish original creations span the full spectrum of contemporary marketing communications, leveraging maverick talents in live-action filmmaking, animation and visual effects for ad campaigns, broadcast identity, feature film and television title sequences and promotions, digital media, experiential installations and much more. In addition to our production and design capabilities, T&F is also a resource for strategic, conceptual and creative solutions. Working alongside leading creatives, business executives and artists, T&F’s highly collaborative approaches perfectly balance effectiveness and elegance. What can we do for you?

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