The Haifa Independent Film Festival


Years running: 7 (since 2016)

The Haifa Independent Film Festival

Independent Film Festival.


The Haifa Independent Film Festival aspires to create a cultural crossing between Haifa and unreachable, prohibited parts of the Arab world - allowing a leap out of our inner and inter-cultural voids that have been prevalent for too long.

The Haifa Independent Film Festival is the first to host a local stage for these local talents: the prominent, the emerging, and the unacknowledged.

HIFF works as a voluntary independent group with the support and cooperation of the local community.


  • All films must be in English or Arabic or have English subtitles or Arabic at the time of screening.
  • Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform, a password-protected streaming URL, or on DVD with NTSC or PAL formatting (please test before sending).

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    October 01, 2019
  • Deadline
    July 31, 2020
  • Notifications
    January 31, 2021
  • Event Dates
    18 — 21 March 2021
Categories & Fees

over 60 minutes.

  • Deadline — $40

Under 59 minutes.

  • Deadline — $20

Shorts: maximum 30 minutes Features: minimum 30 minutes

  • Deadline — $30
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