HIFF - Hebrides International Film Festival

Welcome to the Hebrides International Film Festival 2019


2019 dates:  Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September

Following results from our audience feedback during 2018 the HIFF2019 Festival will present current international features and short films on the theme of : 

Islands, environments and remote communities.

Whilst the Festival is curated we do accept submissions particularly of short films. If you would like to submit your film for consideration please email Festival Programmer: Muriel Ann Macleod : muriel@ruralnations.com.

Note: We would require to be able to view the full film content before it can be considered for screening at HIFF 2019, please supply a link to your film via vimeo or similar. Also, we screen current content so submitted film should be made in the last three years.






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 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. 




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