Big News for Short Films at HIFF 2016

Announcing a new perk for filmmakers of documentary shorts… The HIFF 2016 Documentary Short Competition winner will now qualify for Academy Award® consideration without a standard theatrical run, joining the Narrative Short Competition film winner. (This is provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.) In addition, both winning Narrative and Documentary Short Competition […]

Oscar® Submissions From 9 Countries to Screen at HIFF

To date, nine films screening at HIFF 2015 have been selected by their respective countries as this year’s entry into the Oscar® race for Best Foreign Language Film. And the list is growing… Be among the first American audiences to see these international gems! 11 MINUTES “11 minut” (POLAND) Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | US Premiere | Poland/Ireland After a 5-year […]

HIFF 2014 Films Garner Record 44 Oscar Nominations

The announcement we’ve all been waiting for came this morning, and HIFF 2014 films came out on top, with 44 Oscar nominations. The previous record for any one year was last year’s 32!  No surprise to anyone, Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Best Picture nominee Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) leads the 2014 Oscar nominations with nine mentions […]