UPCOMING EVENTS

HIFF 2019 Programme Launch + Film Screening

Monday May 6
Halifax Central Library, 6:30PM

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Join the team from the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival at Paul O’Regan Hall (Halifax Central Library) on Monday May 6 as we announce the full programme for the 2019 festival! HIFF takes place June 12-15 at Neptune Scotiabank Stages Theatre. Following the programme launch, stick around for some awesome film screenings! This event is brought to you by AFCOOP, Telefilm Canada, and Halifax Public Libraries.

Manic dir. Kalina Bertin
Canada | 2017 | 84 mins | Documentary Feature
Manic is a Canadian documentary film directed by Kalina Bertin which depicts Bertin's efforts to find the truth about their father, a man known alternately as a cult leader, a scam artist, a prophet, and a father of 15 children around the world. The film premiered at the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and won the Spirit Award at the BROOKLYN Film Festival.

How You Turned Into a Fish dir. Jenna Marks
Canada | 2016 | 4 mins | Animation
How You Turned Into a Fish is a poetic animated painting exploring the ideas of grief and time, showing how one woman can keep a friend alive as long as she keeps remembering. Jenna Marks is an ex-world class canoeist and multi-disciplinary artist and poet from Nova Scotia. She has a strong focus on animated filmmaking, and is considered an auteur filmmaker; she writes, directs, animates and often composes the music for her films.

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The 13th Annual Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival
June 12-15, 2019

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PAST EVENTS

CLAIRE L’HIVER
SPRING FILM SCREENING
April 16, 2019

Halifax Central Library - Paul O’Regan Hall
Presented by the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Telefilm Canada & Halifax Public Libraries

Date: April 16
Time: 6:30PM
Free!

Featuring:
Claire l’hiver dir. Sophie Bédard Marcotte
Canada | 2017 | 65 mins | Comedy Drama
French with English subtitles

w/ THE WIND THE WAY dir. Kira Daube
Canada | 2017 | 11 mins | Experimental

About:
Claire l’hiver
As a malfunctioning cargo spaceship is threatening to crash to the Earth, Claire is going through a difficult winter. For her first fiction, Montreal-based filmmaker Sophie Bédard Marcotte adapts the intimacy and visual style of Chantal Akerman to the concerns of the millennial generation in an experimental exercise.

THE WIND THE WAY
Shot on super8 film, THE WIND THE WAY examines the wind as an elusive and real force of change. As we encounter it, we notice our own bodies that turn with or against it. We ask: Where are we going? How will we get there? And, Where have I come from?


2018 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE


DAY 1 | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

7:00 PM FEATURE: ALL YOU CAN EAT BUDDHA** | NEPTUNE SCOTIABANK STAGE

9:00 PM
ATLANTIC AUTEURS ONE (SHORTS)** | NEPTUNE SCOTIABANK STAGE

ATLANTIC AUTEURS RECEPTION | NEPTUNE SCOTIABANK STAGE


DAY 2 | THURSDAY, JUNE 7

7:00 PM FEATURE: IN THE WAVES** | NEPTUNE SCOTIABANK STAGE

9:00 PM
FILM PERFORMANCE BY LINDSAY MCINTYRE** | BUS STOP THEATRE

AFTER PARTY | AFCOOP OFFICE



DAY 3 | FRIDAY, JUNE 8

7:00 PM | INTERNATIONAL FEATURE: TEAM HURRICANE** | NEPTUNE SCOTIABANK STAGE

9:00 PM
FEATURE: MATTHEW RANKIN RETROSPECTIVE** | NEPTUNE SCOTIABANK STAGE

imagineNATIVE VR presentation will be available in the lobby of the Neptune Scotiabank Stage Theatre on Friday June 8 and Saturday June 9 before, in-between, and after screenings.


DAY 4 | SATURDAY, JUNE 9

3:00 PM PROGRAMMERS PICKS (SHORTS) | NEPTUNE SCOTIABANK STAGE

7:00 PM ATLANTIC AUTEURS TWO (SHORTS)** | NEPTUNE SCOTIABANK STAGE

9:00 PM FEATURE: MASS FOR SHUT-INS** | NEPTUNE SCOTIABANK STAGE

imagineNATIVE VR presentation will be available in the lobby of the Neptune Scotiabank Stage Theatre on Friday June 8 and Saturday June 9 before, in-between, and after screenings.

**A Q&A with the filmmaker(s) will follow the screening


Screening and Event Locations

Neptune Theatre Scotiabank Stage
1593 Argyle Street, Halifax
The theatre has wheelchair accessible entrances, seating, and washrooms.

Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax
The theatre has an accessibility ramp to enter the building and accessible washrooms.

AFCOOP
Suite 101 – 5663 Cornwallis Street, Halifax