David Nugent

Artistic Dir
Hamptons International Film Festival

Based in New York city, David Nugent has worked throughout the independent and documentary film world. After receiving an award for Excellence in Teaching from Harvard University in 2000, he moved to New York where he taught the history of documentary and American independent film at the New School for 10 years. Upon arriving in New York, he co-wrote Isaac Julien’s three screen installation piece BALTIMORE. Nugent previously worked as the Program Director for DocuClub and the Director of Programming for the Newport International Film Festival.

He is now the Artistic Director for the Hamptons International Film Festival where he also directs the festival’s annual Screenwriting Lab and produces and programs an annual showcase of documentaries called SummerDocs with Festival co-chairman Alec Baldwin. He has been a juror for the Student Academy Awards as well as the Sarasota, Newport International, Silverdocs, Galway, Gen Art, Doc NYC and NewFest Film Festivals. He has written festival coverage for Indiewire and participated on panels at the Sundance Film Festival, the Dubai Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, South by Southwest, IFP’s Independent Film Week & Script to Screen Conference, BAFTA and for the PGA. Nugent is a founding member of the nominating committee for the Cinema Eye Awards, as well as a judge for the International Documentary Association and has been a member of the Selection Committee for the Gotham Awards, and IFP’s Independent Film Week. He has delivered guest lectures at Harvard University, and spoken at Columbia University, Pratt Institute and Hunter College and served as a judge for student films at both New York University and the School for Visual Arts.

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