HIFF - Hebrides International Film Festival


Welcome to the Hebrides International Film Festival.

The theme for our annual film festival is Islands, Environments and remote communities. HIFF screens international feature documentaries and dramas which link to this theme. We compliment the features with a programme of innovative short films.   

The curated films are current - they have been made in the last 3 years.

Our dates for 2018 are: 

Wednesday the 19th to Saturday 22nd September 2018.


The festival will run across venues in Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra including the award winning An Lanntair Arts Centre with pop up cinemas in Stornoway town centre and in Uist.  

Over the last three years  we have delivered an Industry Masterclass programme bringing in international film makers to deliver masterclasses to local and visiting film makers. The festival is committed to encouraging and nurturing cinematic quality film to be made on the Islands of the Outer Hebrides. 

Submitting a film to HIFF.

Whilst we focus on delivering a high quality curated programme of innovative, boudary pushing environmental film we are keen to receive film submissions from National and International film makers providing the film fits with our theme. For more information or to submit a film for consideration please contact Muriel Ann Macleod (Film Programmer HIFF 2018),  muriel@ruralnations.com

The deadline for film submissions is 30th June 2018.



HIFF2018 delivery is still subject to funding applications so the full programme of events will not be presented until mid July 2018







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