See the Oscar®-Nominated Shorts on February 24!

HIFF is delighted to offer audiences a chance to see the Academy Award® nominees in the categories of Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film. For over a decade, Shorts HD has proudly brought the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe. Don’t miss your only opportunity to watch the nominated shorts before […]

Short Films are Long on Delight at HIFF 2016

Good things 100% come in small packages—to prove this adage, look no further than HIFF 2016’s diverse and award-winning short film lineup.  Divided into cohesive programs around various themes, you can’t go wrong, no matter which one (or several!) you choose.  CONFLICT & RESOLUTION SHORTS The Films of Conflict & Resolution program is dedicated to showcasing […]

Bring the Family to HIFF 2016!

We believe film festivals should include something for everyone, including the budding cinephiles in your life. Browse these features and shorts—appropriate for either all ages or 13+—and help HIFF create a new generation of movie fans. See you at the movies! The Red Turtle Directed by: Michael Dudok de Wit | Narrative Feature | 80 […]

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 […]

A Salute to Shorts: #HIFF2015 Short Film Programs

Did you know that the only way to see many short films is on the film festival circuit? Take advantage of these specifically curated short film programs offering comedy, documentary, serious drama and all-ages delight. Here are some highlights from a few of the nine short programs featured over the course of #HIFF2015. (You can also see […]