HIFF Venues 2016

HIFF2016 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.

All of our event tickets will be bookable through the An Lanntair bookings page from mid August. 

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, including our opening night UK Premiere. As part of it's new Pocket Cinema An Lanntair also offers a new intimate screening and discussion space which will play host to a number of talks, screenings and events as part of HIFF 2016.



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

Lesions in the Landscape Exhibition Wed 14th to Saturday 17th September 2016.



Pop Up Cinema, Stornoway Town Centre

The Pop Up Cinema will screen Island and environment short films during the week and present the HIFF 16 environmental information desk.

Drop in any time between 10am-6pm. 

FREE with option to donate to the festival.




Tigh Mo Sheanair,Harris Hotel 

This longstanding family-run country hotel will screen films throughout Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September.

It is situated conveniently for our other Harris events, taking the festival St Kilda Cruise? Why not spend the night to make that early start a little easier, and enjoy our screenings on Friday and Saturday before or after your trip. 

Our North Harris Trust eagle walk will take place on Friday 16th at 10.30am, 20 minutes drive from this venue.  Why not explore some more of Harris, followed by a relaxed lunch or drink at the hotel and catch our afternoon or evening screenings to put your feet up and top off your day?

The hotel is also 9 miles from the North Harris Eagle Observatory. 

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

www.harrishotel.com T: +44 (0) 1859 50 2154.


Berneray Community Hall

Borve Berneray, North Uist, Hebrides, HS6 5BJ.

The hall is located on Berneray at the end of the Borve road and is adjacent to the machair. The Hall is used to hold a variety of events, including dances, music evenings, meetings, and sports events. 

For Wednesday 14th September the community hall will be our North Uist community cinema screening films throughout the day. 


St Peter's Hall

Daliburgh, Isle of South Uist, HS8 5SN.

St Peter’s Hall is a traditional village hall which presents a variety of community events throughout the year including whist drives in the winter, professional touring theatre/dance and music events.  

For HIFF 2016, St Peter's Hall will be filled with film on Saturday 17th September. 

Promoter Ceòlas is a community organisation based in South Uist that delivers events and activities that celebrate and promote local Gàidhlig culture and heritage, as well as the strong cultural links of the Gàidhealtachd diaspora. Ceòlas plays a vital role in promoting and celebrating Uist's culture and heritage as well as teaching and inspiring new generations through Gàidhlig and traditional performing arts.

Since its establishment in 1996, Ceòlas has grown from a week-long music and dance school to become one of Scotland's leading Gaelic culture, heritage and arts organisations.

HIFF bookings T: 01878 700154

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 local fire station and doctors surgery is also attached.

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.


Castlebay Community Hall

Castlebay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5XD.

This central Castlebay venue is used for a variety of community activities and meetings including arts performances and sales.


HIFF are pleased to welcome Film Mobile back to the Hebrides to present the Barra screening at Castlebay Hall.


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

Comunn Eachdraidh Nis

Sgoil Chrois, Ness, Isle of Lewis HS2 0SN.

Comunn Eachdraidh Nis is situated in North Dell on the main A857.

Based in the former Cross Primary School it houses an accredited museum featuring displays on various aspects of island life. The current exhibition relates to WW1.

The centre also boasts a vast archive and genealogical records for the whole North Lewis area.

There is a gift shop and café and we are open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.

HIFF Screenings will take place here on Thursday 15th September from 11am. 

Tel: 01851 810377.




Carinish Village Hall

Isle of North Uist, HS6 5EJ.

Join us at Carinish Village Hall for HIFF film screenings throughout Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September. 

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.

Promoters: George and Rosemary Jackson.



Venues Quick Look

An Lanntair

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Box office: 01851 708480

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

Events 14th-17th Sept


Tigh Mo Sheanair,Harris Hotel 

Isle of Harris


T: +44 (0) 1859 50 2154.

Events Friday 16th & Saturday 17th Sept


Pop Up Cinema

Town Centre, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Drop in 10am-6pm

Wed 14th- Sat 17th Sept


Berneray Community Hall

North Uist

Events: Wednesday 14th September


Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre

North Uist

Exhibition Wednesday 14th – Saturday 17th Sept FREE EVENT


St Peter’s Hall

South Uist

HIFF bookings T: 01878 700154

Events Saturday 17th Sept


Bernera Community Centre

Isle of Lewis

HIFF reservations: 01851 612441

Events Saturday 17th Sept.


Castlebay Community Hall

Isle of Barra

HIFF reservations: 01871 810401.

Events Friday 16th & Sat 17th Sept


Comunn Eachdraidh Nis

Isle of Lewis

Tel: 01851 810377.

Events Thursday 15th Sept 


Carinish Village Hall

Events Thurs 15th & Friday 16th Sept. 

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