HIFF is pleased to announce the Call for Entries for four screening programs at the 2013 festival:

- Atlantic Narrative Screening: Recent narrative short works from Atlantic Canadian writers, producers, or directors.

- WIFT-AT Atlantic Women In Film Screening: Recent short works from women writers, producers, or directors from Atlantic Canada

- Atlantic Experimental Screening: Recent experimental short works from Atlantic Canadian writers, producers, or directors.

- Music Video Showcase: Recent music videos made by Canadian filmmakers.

The deadline for entries is February 15, 2013. Click here for the Submission Form and for more details.

HIFF provides a unique venue for filmmakers and media artists to share their works in a forum dedicated to the celebration and promotion of independent cinema. Since its inception, HIFF has attracted more than ten-thousand ticket-holders from across Atlantic Canada. The 7th Annual HIFF, which takes place April 6, and 9-13, 2013, will feature more than 40 events including film and video screenings, installations, and artist talks featuring filmmakers and video artists from near and far.

New in 2013, HIFF will present a series of daytime panel discussions on topics ranging from The Bright Future of Film as an Art Form, Making Music Videos as Art, Online Distribution for Independent Filmmakers, Shifting Focus: From Shorts, to Features, to Shorts Again, and more.

The Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival is presented by the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, with participation from the NSCAD University Film Studies Department, Dalhousie University, and the University of King’s College with the financial participation of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage, and Telefilm Canada. Full List of Partners