Virtual Reality Comes to HIFF!

At three various events at HIFF, film fans are invited to experience immersive filmmaking at the 2018 Film Festival. Put away your inhibitions, and explore this innovative new form of storytelling. THE HIDDEN Come explore the world of Virtual Reality with THE HIDDEN at The Mulford Farm Lounge. From Annie Lukowski and BJ Schwartz—the creators […]

Music + Performance Films at #HIFF2018

Films about musicians have been a staple now for close to a century, shedding light on how artists craft music in various forms, the practice required to reach the highest levels, and what it takes to live life as a performer. These five diverse films—a mix of documentaries and narratives—continue that tradition, taking us inside the minds of […]

Films About Art + Artists at #HIFF2018

A number of films in the 2018 festival reflect the lives of visual artists. Through films about filmmaking, architecture, photography, and painting, audiences will dive deep into the artistic process, learning what makes these creators tick FILMMAKING SHIRKERS Director: Sandi Tan | World Cinema Documentary Spending her days seeking refuge in zines, bootlegs, and American independent […]

Countries Select HIFF 2018 Films for Oscar® Consideration

Each year, countries from around the world select one film for consideration in The Academy Awards® race for Best Foreign Language Film. Other than the film’s country of origin, there are very few basic criteria, so the films submitted run the gamut of personal, thrilling, timely, and historical stories from around the world. HIFF 2018 will present the following eleven […]

Meet the HIFF 2018 Jury

Narrative Jury The Narrative Jury bestows the award for Best Narrative Feature Film and Best Narrative Short Film. Geralyn Dreyfous Geralyn Dreyfous has a wide, distinguished background in the arts and participates on numerous boards and initiatives. She is the founder of the Utah Film Center and co-founder of Impact Partners Film Fund with Dan […]