These celebrations in cinema get two thumbs up for stunning seaside venues and exciting on-screen entertainment.
October 9-13, 2014
Long Island, New York
This 21-year-old festival has tremendous star power—Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, David Duchovny, and Spike Jonze have debuted films here in recent years. Films are screened in East Hampton, Montauk, and Sag Harbor, and give visitors a chance to catch a not-yet-released film that will be short-listed for every award in the coming months, like 2014 Oscar winners 12 Years a Slave and Her. Screenings start at $15; hamptonsfilmfest.org.
Stay: The Inn at Windmill Lane in Amagansett has a main house with seven luxury suites, three one-bedroom cottages, and a new single-family home with four bedrooms. All rooms have fire-places and marble baths. Rates start at $375; 631-267-8500 or innatwindmilllane.com.