Each year the Hampton International Film Festival (HIFF) announces the recipient of the Career Achievement Award and the person is celebrated during the film festival. At this year’s 24th annual festival the honoree will be internationally acclaimed actor, director, producer and activist Edward Norton. Joining him during the event will be his industry peers, including Alec Baldwin, helping to celebrate his career. The cocktail party, dinner and presentation will take place on Sunday, October 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. See ticket information below.
Movie buffs will have surely seen Mr. Norton in many of his varied roles. He is a prolific actor, director, producer and activist, is known for his roles in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE), which screened at the festival in 2014, David Fincher’s FIGHT CLUB, Spike Lee’s THE 25TH HOUR and other highly regarded films such as AMERICAN HISTORY X and PRIMAL FEAR. His last two film, BIRDMAN and THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, were nominated for 18 Academy Awards and won 8, including Best Picture for BIRDMAN. He has also produced films including THE PAINTED VEIL, THANKS FOR SHARING, LEAVES OF GRASS, the documentary MY OWN MAN, and KEEPING THE FAITH, a film that he directed, starring Ben Stiller and Jenna Elfman. Norton will be seen next in David Frankel’s upcoming film COLLATERAL BEAUTY alongside Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren, in theaters December 2016. Norton is also the founder of CrowdRise, a social fundraising site for grassroots philanthropy that is now one of the largest crowdfunding platforms in the world, having raised over $500 million for over 30,000 non-profit organizations and charities.
Past recipients of this award have included Vanessa Redgrave, Stanley Tucci, Ted Hope, James Schamus, Robert Altman, Gena Rowlands, Richard Gere, Matthew Broderick, Ellen Burstyn, Joel Schumacher, Alec Baldwin, Ann Roth, Sharon Stone, Bob Balaban, and James Coburn. “Edward Norton is an incredibly accomplished actor and filmmaker, whose performances have been both iconic and award winning. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor him this year at the Hamptons International Film Festival,” said HIFF Executive Director Anne Chaisson.
The 24th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, which will be held over Columbus Day Weekend, October 6–10, 2016, greatly appreciates the support from corporate sponsors, including Delta Air Lines, Altour International, BMW, and WNBC New York. Passes and packages and individual tickets are on sale now. To order tickets for films at HIFF or for information about the Ed Norton Career Achievement Award Dinner visit: hamptonsfilmfest.org