HIFF Dailies • Day Four

Day Three had its own wild energy. After two illuminating Masterclasses with Khalik Allah and Denis Côté, we celebrated the diverse work of Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson and hosted a packed-house for our Atlantic Auteurs shorts program screening.

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HIFF Dailies • Day Three

Day Two at HIFF was unreal. After the arresting double-feature of Black Mother and Répertoire des villes disparues and two deeply thoughtful filmmaker Q&As, it was tough to vacate the theatre in anything less than a blissed-out reverie. Eventually we spilled out into the night just in time to catch Toronto's basketball achievement.

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HIFF Newsletter • June 4, 2019

Director Konstantina Kotzamani is one of the most exciting voices to emerge from the “Greek Weird Wave,” and HIFF is thrilled to present a retrospective of experimental short films from her eerily beautiful world on June 15 at 7 pm.

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HIFF Newsletter • May 28, 2019

HIFF is thrilled to announce our 13th annual festival will close with a screening of El Mar La Mar, filmmaker duo J.P. Sniadecki and Joshua Bonnetta's transcendent experimental doc.

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HIFF Newsletter • May 14, 2019

HIFF can hardly wait to kick off our 13th annual festival with Une Colonie, the fiction feature debut from Geneviève Dulude-De Celles, one of Canada's most exciting new filmmakers. 

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Well that’s a wrap, folks!

The HIFF team extends a warm thank you to everyone who made the 12th Annual Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival such a success. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, and that the films, workshops, community and conversations inspired you in your own work.

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HIFF Day 3: Fluorescent and Bizarrely Beautiful (Plus VR!)

Today’s films push all the limits of traditional filmmaking. We are thrilled to present the energetic and fluorescent international feature Team Hurricane, which follows a cast of teenagers found entirely on Instagram. Filmmaker Annika Berg will Skype in from Denmark (yes, it will be the middle of the night for her!) to answer your questions after the screening.

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Festival Update #3: HIFF Begins today!

It’s opening night of the 2018 Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival! The festival begins with a diverse selection of Canadian films, including the thought-provoking visual feast All You Can Eat Buddha at 7pm. At 9pm Atlantic Auteurs Program One showcases short films by Atlantic Canadian filmmakers, which were chosen by a peer jury from over 100 submissions.

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