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10/07/2010 12:44 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

What To Watch At The Hamptons International Film Festival (PHOTOS)

From October 7th through the 11th, East Hampton, Southampton, Montauk and Sag Harbor host the Hamptons International Film Festival.

In its 18th year, the festival is a celebration of independent film-making that draws around 15,000 people each year. Showcasing both long and short, documentary and animated films, the festival features many US and East Coast premieres of what are sure to be contenders for this year's Oscars.

A notable feature of the festival is the "Conversations With" series with prominent actors and Hollywood professionals. This year Isabella Rossellini, James Franco, Julian Schnabel and Stanley Tucci are participating in 60 minute panel discussions.

We have put together a slideshow of our top picks for this year's festival. Be sure to check them out!

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What To Watch At The Hamptons International Film Festival (PHOTOS)