Now here’s your excuse to get yourself out to the Hamptons! The Hamptons International Film Festival is accepting entries for its 9th Festival, to be held October 17-21, 2001. Applications will be accepted beginning April 30, 2001. Deadlines for features and documentaries is June 15, and May 18 for shorts. The entry fee for features and documentaries is $35 if entered by May 11, and $50 by June 15. The fee for shorts is $25. ^ HIFF awards $95,000 cash and $180,000 of in-kind contributions. The major sections of the Festival are: The Golden Starfish Competition (Fiction, Documentary and Shorts), World Cinema, Films of Conflict & Resolution, The Student Film Competition, Short Films and Young Videomakers. For further information please visit our Web site or contact The Hamptons International Film Festival, 630 Ninth Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036. (212) 765-8440. Visit the official Hamptons International Film Festival web site for more details.