Q&A: Ricki Stern & Annie Sundberg on Finding Resilience and Grace in ‘MARATHON’

Updated November 23: THE MARATHON: PATRIOTS DAY BOMBING is now streaming on HBOGo Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg’s powerful documentary MARATHON: THE PATRIOTS DAY BOMBING recounts the dramatic story of the 2013 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon through the emotional experiences of individuals whose lives were forever impacted. Following events from the moment of […]

Q&A: Director Jessie Auritt on the Inner Strength of ‘Supergirl’

Few would know it by looking at her, but Naomi “Supergirl” Kutin is the strongest girl in the world. The 11-year-old, 95-pound Orthodox Jewish girl from New Jersey is a competitive powerlifter who can lift three times her body weight, impressing even the largest of bodybuilders. SUPERGIRL follows Naomi’s inspiring journey as she simultaneously trains […]

Q&A: Director Tom Donahue on Recreating a Legend in ‘Davi’s Way’

DAVI’S WAY follows legendary character actor and singer Robert Davi—known for his portrayal of the Bond villain in LICENSE TO KILL—and his quest to honor friend and hero Frank Sinatra. To celebrate the beloved crooner’s 100th birthday, he hopes to meticulously recreate the “Main Event,” Sinatra’s historic 1974 concert at Madison Square Garden. With only […]

Q&A: ‘Score’ Director Matt Schrader on the Cinematic Power of Music

Throughout history, music has always had a powerful impact on both cinema and audiences. The first documentary of its kind, SCORE celebrates the emotional resonance of music in film by offering an inside look at the work of Hollywood’s most accomplished composers. First time director Matt Schrader goes behind the creative process of nearly two […]

HIFF 2016 Competition Titles Announced!

Discover thrilling new talent in our prestigious Competition section. Each year, the HIFF Awards honor emerging narrative and documentary directors with global perspectives, representing cinema’s next generation of innovative film artists. Juried by world-class filmmakers and industry professionals, these competitions represent the impressive, provocative premieres by cinema’s next wave of filmmakers. NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION  THE […]