The Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF) is now accepting short film submissions from Atlantic Canadian filmmakers until Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018. Entries will be accepted by online screener only through FilmFreeway. There are NO FEES for Atlantic Canadian submissions.
Submissions to HIFF 2018 must have been completed after Jan. 1st 2017, have a max. runtime of 25 minutes and be presented with English-language subtitles if in a language other than English. Works-in-progress are eligible for submission, however finished films must be delivered no later than May 14th, 2018. Please be aware programmers only view the first version of a submitted film and will not accept a revised version later in the submission process.
Filmmakers whose work is selected to screen at HIFF 2018 will receive a free pass to the festival, a screening fee (based on rates set by the Independent Media Arts Alliance) and the opportunity to take part in other film festival initiatives including: one-on-one meetings with visiting programmers, masterclasses with visiting filmmakers and a distribution workshop. For more information about these initiatives please see below.
HIFF 2018 will take place from June 6th – 9th at Neptune Scotiabank Stages Theatre in downtown Halifax.