Environmental film festival will screen throughout isles

Hebtember brings the first Hebrides International Film Festival to the Western Isles, taking place from 22nd- 27th September.

The Festival presents an outstanding line-up of International and Scottish award-winning environmental feature films, documentaries and shorts.

Accompanying the feature screenings a delightful children’s selection will include the beautiful Chinese fairytale film Cinderella Moon and a collection of International shorts and animations.

The Festival, which has an environmental theme, aims to inspire, entertain and inform audiences on international actions and issues around environmental change.

The programmed films present outstanding cinematography and location shooting. They take us to some of the most beautiful and remote environments in the world with the intention of increasing our understanding of what is happening in our environment today.

With three film screenings a day in nine rural venues through the Islands, the Festival brings the big screen cinema experience out to rural audiences, as well as present films in arts centres at Taigh Chearsabhagh and An Lanntair.

Lewis festival days take place in Shawbost, Lionel, Uig and Bernera. Harris events screen in Leverburgh and Tarbert. Community venues in Uist will include Berneray, Balivanich, and St Peter’s Hall in Daliburgh.

Competitions are also being held, open to the public, who are being invited to get involved and submit a 1-3 minute mobile phone film - the winners will be screened during the Festival. A photography competition is also seeking outstanding Hebridean photography which will be exhibited locally during the film festival.

Film maker lectures and Q&A sessions will also take place after some screenings and a pop up cinema in Stornoway will show environmental shorts and feature trailers.

Visit www.hebfilmfestival.org for information.