The Third Annual Montauk Film Festival

The Montauk Film Festival is gearing up again this Summer to host a jammed packed, two weekend-long festival, July 22nd – 24th and July 29th – 30th.

The Festival Kick-off Party will be Thursday, July 21st, hosted by Surf Lodge, from 5-7pm with specialty Montauk Film Festival Cocktails.

MFF is thrilled to present Opening Night, Friday, July 22nd at Solé East Resort, with creative giant, director Peter Hamblin and pro-surfer Albee Layer both in the house to introduce their latest film, Sweet Adventure. Q & A with Peter and Albee to follow. Opening party begins at 6pm, with special guest DJ Bailey spinning vinyl. Cocktails offered by Dos Hombres, and Montauk Distilling Co., and pre-purchased dinner/movie tickets available.

The awards and Closing Party will be Sunday, July 31st, at 7 pm at George’s Lighthouse Café, sunset.

Montauk Film Festival is proud to present official selections for MFF22 to include:

  • Sweet Adventure – Directed by Peter Hamblin, starring Matt Meola & Albee Layer
  • Finding Sandler – By David Seth Cohen – Screening and Q&A Saturday, July 23rd
  • Fresh Water – Directed by Ian Planchon, Lynn Melling
  • Silent Partner – Directed by Aristotle Torres
  • One All The Way – Directed by David Baram
  • Nā Kama Kai – Directed by Ju Martins

Montauk Film Festival will screen at 3 exclusive locations in Montauk:

  • The grounds of the historic Second House Museum – every festival night from 5pm – 7pm
  • Sole East – Opening weekend, July 22-24, screenings begin at 8:30pm; panels prior
  • Hero Beach Club – Second weekend, July 29th & 30th, screenings begin at 8:30pm; panels prior

Movie-goers should bring picnic blankets and chairs to enjoy movies under the stars.

  • Sunday, July 24th, a night dedicated to Women In Film, with panel moderated by a NYWIFT member
  • Panel discussions and Q & A’s will take place throughout the Festival; check schedule for information.

MFF is also dedicated to supporting and promoting Long Island filmmakers. This year MFF has selected a number of these films, including:

  • Monkey Bars – Jacqueline Xerri
  • We Are Bleach – Zoë Greenbaum
  • The Girl In The Straw Hat – David James Schultz

For a list of all official selections, full festival schedule, to purchase tickets, and for more information, please visit: or

About the Montauk Film Festival (MFF): The Montauk Film Festival is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was established to deliver both an educational and entertaining experience to the people and residents of Montauk, New York, and surrounding areas. Montauk Film Festival’s mission is to encourage and promote films that inspire awareness about the environment and our humanity through themes of athleticism, sustainability, and community. MFF is among a select number of environmentally focused film festivals in the United States and a proud nonprofit member of 1% for the Planet.