Five Films From Award-Winning Filmmakers Announced

Five HIFF 2019 films were announced today, including the Sunday Centerpiece, three in the popular Spotlight section and one award winner in the World Cinema Narrative section.   Sunday Centerpiece film: In Fernando Meirelles’s THE TWO POPES, Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce star as Pope Benedict and the future Pope Francis as they attempt to […]

2019 Competition Slate Set

HIFF27 has selected the films for the narrative and documentary competitions. The films in the narrative competition are Mati Diop’s ATLANTICS, winner of the Grand Prix at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Anke Blonde’s THE BEST OF DORIEN B., Jan Ole Gerster’s LARA, Andrew Patterson’s THE VAST OF NIGHT, and Hlynur Pálmason’s A WHITE, WHITE DAY. Documentary competition […]

Brian De Palma to Receive HIFF27 Lifetime Achievement Award

HIFF27 will honor legendary director Brian De Palma with a Lifetime Achievement Award, along with a special screening of BLOW OUT on October 12. De Palma will also participate in a A Conversation With… with Festival co-chair Alec Baldwin. Lifetime Achievement Award: Brian De Palma Equally regarded as a leading member of the New Hollywood movement, […]

Toni Ross: HIFF27 Dick Cavett Artistic Champion

HIFF27 is proud to present Festival Founder Toni Ross with the Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award. The presentation will take place before the Opening Night screening of JUST MERCY on Thursday, October 10. The Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award was created in 2017 and first given to its namesake, Dick Cavett, to honor those in […]


Today HIFF announced the first key films in the HIFF 2019 lineup: the Opening Night Film on Thursday, October 10 will be JUST MERCY, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, and the Saturday Centerpiece is James Mangold’s FORD V FERRARI. “Each of these films tell a unique, thrilling story, and we are excited to share them […]