Coming up at Guild Hall in East Hampton during the first weekend of November, Artisan Festival International presents World Cinema Festival Hamptons.
The three-day festival begins Friday, November 1. It also includes are art component aimed at promoting peace and cultural diversity, with an exhibition at Hamptons United Methodist Church in Southampton Village and at Guild Hall. Artists Kendall Shaw will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Art.
“We are an initiative, not just a ‘film festival’ or a ‘fine arts festival,’” said festival founder and executive director Angelique Monét. “We are a combination of ideals that bring people together to realize and appreciate the need for peace is greater than one’s self, and certainly takes working together side by side, hand in hand with other cultural partners to see results on a moment to moment basis.”
Programming sections focus on world peace, the environment, African-American documentaries, American Indian heritage and the Middle East.
The costs is $15 per film block, or $35 for a day pass. There are discounts for children and seniors.
For the full schedule and descriptions of films, visit afiworldpeaceinitiative.org. The John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall is at 158 Main Street, East Hampton.