HIFF Venues 2017

HIFF2017 will screen films in island venues throughout Lewis, Harris, North & South Uist and Barra. Find information on each of our partner venues below.

Times and ticket prices can be found in our programme. (Coming mid August)

All of our event tickets will be bookable online. Through the An Lanntair bookings page for screenings in Stornoway, and on our ticketing website for rural venues.

You will also be able to buy tickets on the door for all our venues and events.

Or make reservations through our venue contact- see details for each venue below. 

An Lanntair

Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2DS

An Lanntair is an award winning arts centre in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. It promotes a broad range of activities covering the visual and performing arts, education and outreach and cinema. Box office: 01851 708480, e:info@lanntair.com www.lanntair.com

An Lanntair will be home to screenings of shorts and features as part of the festival.



Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre

Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AA.

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a place where people can meet, share ideas, learn new skills and experience cultural interpretation that is imaginative and stimulating. The island location and environment are key factors in making this aim come to life. Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a partnership between Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath and the Uist Art Association.

The Museum & Arts Centre is located on the shoreline of a marine Special Area of Conservation.

The sea and sky dominate in a western Atlantic environment that directly influences the artistic and cultural life of Taigh Chearsabhagh.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturdays 10.00am to 4.00pm. www.taigh-chearsabhagh.org




Pop Up Cinema, Stornoway Town Centre

The Pop Up Cinema will screen Island and environment short films during the week and present the HIFF 17 environmental information desk.

Drop in any time between 10am-6pm. 

FREE with option to donate to the festival.




Leverburgh Village Hall, Harris 

Isle of Harris, HS5 3TS

The Leverburgh village hall was opened in 2002 , it is situated in the heart of our lovely village. It is a modern space which can be used for various events.

The hall is run by a dedicated committee who are available to answer any questions you may have.

A perfect base to watch some great films, enjoy our local hospitality and explore Harris. 

Visit Website




Screen Machine

Daliburgh, Isle of South Uist, HS8 5SN.

Screen Machine is an 80-seat, air conditioned mobile cinema which brings the latest films to remote and rural areas of Scotland.

 It will be our venue for screenings in Daliburgh in South Uist during HIFF17.

Screen Machine tours more than 40 communities in the Highlands and Western Islands and each tour lasts approximately 10 weeks. Screen Machine also appears at selected film festivals.

Screen Machine is owned and operated by Regional Screen Scotland. The cinema is funded by Creative Scotland, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. Screen Machine is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland. The Screen Machine 15 programme of events and screenings is sponsored by Highland Fuels.

Email: info@regionalscreenscotland.org


Bernera Community Centre

Bernera, Isle of Lewis HS2 9LT

The Bernera Community Centre is managed by an enthusiastic local committee.

The centre provides a large hall space, a dance studio, a gym, youth club area, computer area, a museum and a popular cafe area.

The hall runs Bernera's Heb Cinema film club and was awarded new equipment from Filmhub Scotland and BFI to allow them to expand their screening programme. They will screen two days worth of films as part of HIFF 17.

The museum and cafe are open during summer months: Monday to Friday from 12-4pm.

The arts promoter for this venue is Tom Macdonald.

HIFF bookings and info: 01851 612441.


Northbay Community Hall

Castlebay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5XD.

Small community venue regularly used to support Community groups.During the summer months a cafe runs every Thursday. Nearby is a comunity garden centre - Garadh a Bagh a Tuath.

Promoter here is Eoin MacNeil - HIFF telephone bookings and information: 01871 810401.

Taigh Dhonnchaidh

Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis HS2 0TG.

Taigh Dhonnchaidh - Gaelic for ‘Duncan’s House’ is the most recent arts and music centre to be opened in the Outer Hebrides, off the North West coast of Scotland.

Taigh Dhonnchaidh is committed to being a centre of excellence for the promotion and enhancement of the Gaelic language, music and the arts by encouraging partnerships with the community, individuals and businesses to contribute to social, cultural and economic development

Tel: 01851 810166




Carinish Village Hall

Isle of North Uist, HS6 5EJ.

If you are travelling north in the Western Isles, Carinish, or Cairinis, is the first settlement you reach after crossing the causeway that takes you to the island of North Uist.

Contact: George and Rosemary Jackson.

Tel: 01876 580226



Carloway Village Hall

Knock, Isle of Lewis HS2 9AU

Carloway Community Association manages Carloway Community Centre and Playpark, located in village of Knock Carloway. We host events and strive to promote the well-being of the community resident in the 8 villages from Tolsta Chaolais to Dalmore. 

Visit Website

01851 643720



Venues Quick Look

An Lanntair

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Box office: 01851 708480

e:info@lanntair.com www.lanntair.com


Leverburgh Hall

Isle of Harris




Pop Up Cinema

Town Centre, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Drop in 10am-6pm

Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre

North Uist

Opening Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm.

01870 603970 


Screen Machine, Daliburgh

South Uist



Bernera Community Centre

Isle of Lewis

HIFF reservations: 01851 612441


Carloway Comunity Centre

Isle of Lewis



Northbay Community Hall

Isle of Barra

HIFF reservations: 01871 810401.


Taigh Dhonnchaidh

Isle of Lewis

Tel: 01851 810 166


Carinish Village Hall

North Uist

Tel: 01876 580 226

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