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Hamptons Doc Fest now in its 12th year, is a nonprofit organization founded by filmmakers to champion and celebrate the rich, diverse and challenging world of documentary film. We recognize and honor film and filmmakers who deserve a closer look.


Documentaries are not diversion but engagement. We’re not trying to move you away from life, but closer to it.” Albert Maysles, documentary filmmaker

[fade]WHO WE ARE[/fade]

Hamptons Doc Fest is a nonprofit organization, founded 12 years ago by filmmakers for filmmakers to champion and celebrate the rich, diverse and challenging world of documentary film. Now in our second decade, we have expanded beyond our signature December film festival to become a year round organization which provides a platform for emerging and established US filmmakers and an opportunity for community audiences and schools to experience the art of visual storytelling.

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Founder & Executive Director of Hamptons Doc Fest.

The festival celebrates the art of the documentary and highlights films by talented documentary filmmakers whose work deserves screen time. Now in its 12th year, Hamptons Doc Fest introduces the best of the documentary genre to audiences on the East End of Long Island for 5-days each December at the Bay Street Theatre & Arts Center in the historic village of Sag Harbor, New York.

Jacqui is also principal producer/director of Justice Productions founded in 2000. Her award-winning documentary films focus on social and criminal justice issues. The Empty Chair: Death Penalty Yes or No, received the 2006 prestigious Thurgood Marshall Broadcast Journalism Award. A companion documentary “70 x 7: the Forgiveness Equation” was invited for screening at the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty conference. In 2009, a feature documentary “The Last Fix: An Addict’s Passage from Hell to Hope” on drug addiction, a problem of epic proportion, premiered at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.

Prior to her career as a documentary filmmaker, Jacqui had an extensive commercial/corporate career where she produced the International Film & Television Festival’s gold medal award film Space Odyssey for J.P. Stevens and From Bathysphere to Modern Research Submersibles for New York Zoological Society which screened at Lincoln Center. She lives and works from her offices in Bridgehampton, L.I., NY.