Attending the Hamptons International Film Festival
) is always an exciting experience - from the world class films that you watch months before the actual release to the chance to hear from and meet film industry veterans to its scenic location to the celeb sightings. So, what if along with winning tickets to this year's HIFF, you could also have the chance to enjoy a Film, Surf & Party weekend with Edward Norton, Alec Baldwin
and Takuji Masuda?
Well, Crowdrise - which was co-founded by Norton, who is being honored at HIFF with the Career Achievement Award - is offering that exact once in a lifetime
opportunity. The grand prize winner will be awarded roundtrip airfare for two to New York, a three night stay at a local hotel (for Friday, October 7th, Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th), a surf session with Norton, surf legend Takuji Masuda and other surf pros - and if surfing isn't your forte, don't fret because you'll have the chance to learn from some of the top pros, and two tickets to the Hamptons International Film Festival premiere of Bunker 77,
which was directed by Masuda. And, if that's not enough, you can chill with Norton, Masuda, Art Brewer, and C.R. Stecyk during the film's exclusive after party, and you'll also receive two tickets to the Hamptons International Film Festival dinner honoring Edward Norton, where you will sit at the same table as the honoree and Alec Baldwin.
So, how do you enter to win this one-of-a-kind prize? You donate $10 or more (every $10 donation is equal to a separate entry, so, $50 would get you five entries) to the HIFF Jr. Educational Initiative and The Eastern Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation via Crowdrise.
"Our chapter will put these funds to good use expanding our local Blue Water Task Force Programs to Southampton and Hampton Bays and in raising public awareness around the critical water quality issues the East End is facing," explained Nicole Delma, Vice Chair of Surfrider Foundation Eastern Long Island. "We are incredibly grateful to Edward Norton, Crowdrise and to the Hamptons International Film Festival for the exciting partnership opportunity and their support for clean water in the Hamptons."
Additionally, for a $100 donation, you will receive 10 entries and a signed, limited edition Bunker77
poster. A $500 donation ups your chances with 50 entries, and also gets you a signed, limited edition Bunker77
poster and autographed copy of Bunker Spreckles: Surfrings Divine Prince of Decadence
. A $10,000 Surf Package is available (but limited to five winners). The prize includes a chance to hang ten with Norton, Masuda, Brewer, and Stecyk, two tickets to the Hamptons International Film Festival premiere of Bunker 77
and admission to the after party. For a generous $50,000 donation, you can buy the Grand Prize outright. This option is limited to three winners.
The sweepstakes closes on Saturday, October 1st at 11:59:59 a.m.
The 24th annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place Thursday, October 6th through Monday, October 10th. Founder Passes and ticket packages are currently available for purchase at hamptonsfilmfest.org
For more information or to enter the contest, visit www.crowdrise.com.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com
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