NYWIFT: Women Calling the Shots HIFF 2019

For the 17th year, the festival will partner with New York Women in Film & Television, a non-profit dedicated to supporting, celebrating and advocating for women in media, to present their annual shorts program NYWIFT: Women Calling the Shots, to support achievements in female filmmaking. “Our long-standing collaboration with New York Women in Film & […]

Conflict + Resolution

The five films in this year’s signature Conflict + Resolution program once again spotlight stories that creatively deal with complex issues and societal effects of war and violence, and engage audiences surrounding the causes. This year, FOR SAMA will receive the section’s Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for Films of Conflict + Resolution. Following the screening, […]

Breakthrough Artists: Aldis Hodge, Camila Morrone, Lulu Wang

For the past eighteen years, HIFF has focused on emerging acting talent and highlights a dynamic class of actors each year. Since 2002, past honorees have included many future award winners and nominees, including award-winning actors Emily Blunt, Brie Larson, Adam Driver, Jessica Chastain, Mahershala Ali, Riz Ahmed, Alicia Vikander, Lupita Nyong’o, Emma Stone, Elisabeth […]

Closing Night: ‘WAVES’

WAVES, from director Trey Edward Shults, will screen on Monday, October 14, as the 27th annual Festival’s Closing Night selection. WAVES presents the lives of a suburban African-American family as they navigate life following a tragic loss. The film stars Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown, Tony Award-winning actress Renée Elise Goldsberry, Kelvin Harrison Jr., […]

Friday Centerpiece: ‘The Irishman’

We are thrilled to announce today that THE IRISHMAN will screen as the Friday Centerpiece film on October 11 at Guild Hall. The film, directed by Martin Scorsese, is based on the novel I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt, and explores the life of Frank Sheeran and his career as a mob hitman, […]