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Global Cinema in the Heart of New York State

The Hamilton New York International Film Festival is an award winning festival located in the beautiful Chenango Valley region of New York State. Long known as weekend retreat for city dwellers from New York, Boston, Ottawa, and Toronto, the Chenango Valley boasts some of the most beautiful vistas in North America and has gained an international reputation for its cultural events, outdoor activities and academic institutions.

The festival is a seven day film event that hosts filmmakers from across the globe. HIFF has been named a “Top 100 Best Festival” by Filmfreeway, the world’s largest film submission platform representing over 10000 festivals. The Festival was founded by Grant Slater in 2009.


"My overall experience was magical!"

-Heather Frost

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