The Hebrides International Film Festival, presented by Stornoway based Rural Nations (Scotland) CIC, has announced it’s official programme selections for the second year.
The festival’s 2015 showcase of environmentally themed films brings together enthusiasts and filmmakers to discover films from Islands and Environments all over the world between the 13th – 17th October in Stornoway and in six rural venues located throughout the Outer Hebrides.
The films which are both drama and documentary are current Cinematic releases and capture recent environmental research as well as vanishing traditional lifestyles.
The Festival is one of five film Festivals in Scotland supported by Regional Screen Scotland, others include Cromarty Film Festival and Shetland Film Festival. The idea is to enable rural communities across Scotland to have access to recent world cinema.
HIFF 2015: Islands and Environments will present in its main programme:
The Sunfish/Klumpfisken (Denmark)
Of Horses and Men/Hross í oss (Iceland)
The Haumana (Hawaii/USA)
The Dark Horse (New Zealand)
Documentary Features include:
Reaching Blue: Finding hope beneath the surface. (Canada)
No Word For Worry (Norway/Thailand)
Counting Penguins (USA/Antartica)
Shark Girl (Australia)
ThuleThuvalu (Tuvalu Pacific/ Greenland /Switzerland)
Fifteen Short films have been selected to precede the feature films. Among the collection of interesting International shorts, the Festival will feature the Premiere screening of Tide by Gordon J. Napier which was filmed in Lewis last year with actor Gary Lewis.
Additional environmental shorts will be screened at the two Pop-up Cinemas located in Stornoway and Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy, through the Festival week.
The Pop-up cinemas are free of charge and visitors can view a short film while having a cup of tea or coffee.
The full festival programme is available at: www.hebfilmfestival.org/programme