HIFF 2019 Call for Submissions


Short Film Submissions Due April 3rd, 11:59pm, 2019

The Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF) is now accepting short film submissions from Atlantic Canadian filmmakers untilWednesday, April 3rd, 2019. Entries will be accepted by online screener through FilmFreeway.

Now entering its 13th year, HIFF showcases bold, original films that challenge convention in subject or form. Short films for HIFF 2019 will be selected by a peer-jury of local filmmakers.

Submissions to HIFF 2019 must have been completed after January 1st, 2017, have a maximum 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 13th, 2019. 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 2019 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 professional development initiatives.

HIFF 2019 will take place from June 12th – 15th that Neptune Scotiabank Stages Theatre in downtown Halifax.

Entries for HIFF 2019 will be accepted by online screener via FilmFreeway. There is a fee of $10 per Atlantic Canadian submission. Deadline for entries is April 3rd, 11:59pm 2019


About HIFF:

Presented by the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival is a boutique festival dedicated to showcasing bold, innovative film and media art from the Atlantic region and around the world.

The festival includes screenings, receptions, celluloid installations, daytime masterclasses and other professional development opportunities for local filmmakers.

HIFF is produced by the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage, Telefilm Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, the City of Halifax, and The Coast.