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.Read More
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.Read More
Is everyone up? Great, because the sun has risen on day two of HIFF!Read More
It's time! The 13th annual Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival kicks off in Neptune Scotiabank Stage Theatre tonight at 6 pm with food, drinks, and two very special presentations: artist Séamus Gallagher's VR installation, haus of haraway, and Ursula Handleigh’s entrancing dual-film expanded cinema piece, In the space between memory and loss.Read More
Of course, the greatest advice we can give is to see it all. But for those who can’t, here’s a glimpse at this year’s films to help find what’s right for you.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
On day two of HIFF, we're proud to present Black Mother, the latest impressionistic documentary from acclaimed New York filmmaker and photographer Khalik Allah.Read More
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.Read More
For the 13th year running, HIFF will bring some of the most highly anticipated and innovative films from around the globe to Halifax for a four-day celebration of cinema.Read More
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.Read More
Today may be the final day of HIFF 2018 but it is not over yet! It's triple play Saturday at the Neptune Scotiabank Stage Theatre with screenings at 3pm, 7pm, and 9pm.
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.Read More
Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the opening night of HIFF 2018! It was great to see such a good turnout and engaged audience.
What's up for tonight?Read More
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.Read More
Since Lindsay arrived in Halifax in May, she has taught several highly-praised celluloid workshops, mentored two local artists, and heroically saved one HIFF staff member from a locked room.
We asked her a few questions about her taste in film.Read More