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Rural Nations Scotland CIC wish to thank all the Film makers, Film Distributors, Indy Cinema, our local projectionists, An Lanntair and all the community venues for supporting HIFF 2021 in July in what were challenging times to deliver our annual Film Festival.


Looking forward we plan to deliver HIFF23 in May 2023 (dependent on funding being secured)


The Theme for 2023 will be:- 

Aspiring to change the world through story and environmental documentary.



The 2023 programme will be curated, we are looking for high quality international dramas  that push boundaries of storytelling and current Documentary work on the environmental crisis. Traditionally HIFF has focused on Environmental issues and raising awareness in Climate Change we are now limiting this to environmnetal documentaries and opening up the drama section to International award winning dramas on diverse themes. 

 We are happy to recieve submitted films and although we don't have an open call (partly because of staff capacity) we are happy to consider any fims submitted especially by Island makers.

Note: HIFF only screens current films - works made or completeing in the last three years.

For more information and to submit a film email: muriel@ruralnations.com




More about us:

The Hebrides International Film Festival is a curated Festival, meaning we hand pick all of the films shown ourselves. It is run by a small, passionate team, and has been operating annually for the last 7 years. 2022 will be our 8th Festival.

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HIFF 2021 was funded and supported by:

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