HIFF - Hebrides International Film Festival


Welcome to the Hebrides International Film Festival.

Dates for 2017 will be announced soon.

The theme for the Film Festival is Islands and Environments.  

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Check out the 2016 programme.

And see feedback from the 2016 festival.


Submissions for the festival are being accepted year round, shorts or features on the theme of environment, islands or indiginous culture welcome. Get in touch for more information muriel@ruralnations.com


After the success of our drama and documentary programme last year which featured  both shorts and feature length cinema from small Islands across the globe and current environmental cinema from 15 countries.  In collaboration with our local Hebridean venue promoters  we have decided to continue with this theme to see if we can find excellence in International environmental film from other island cultures, rural environments and native peoples.

We have sourced films shot in the last three years for the 2016 programme.

The festival will run across venues in Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra including the award winning arts centre An Lanntair and a pop up cinema in Stornoway town centre. 

The 2016 Festival was programmed by Muriel Ann Macleod (Creative Director at Rural Nations CIC)  working in collaboration with programmers at An Lanntair and with Paul Taylor, Cinema Programmer, Eden Court Theatre.


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