HIGH COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Personal Artistic Expression through the medium of Film.

The High Coast International Film Festival is a two day event - Saturday and Sunday - held in the High Coast in North of Sweden focusing on Avant Garde, Independent and Experimental Film. It is held at Lunde Folkets Hus (house of the people) which used to be a Cinema in the 70's and has now recieved a revival!

We offer accomodation to all selected film makers at the absolutely stunningly Hotel Björkudden.

The simple purpose of the Festival is to bring True Independent Films to the High Coast!

We work to provide a comfortable and friendly weekend where Film makers, Film Organizations, enthusiasts and audience can meet and spend quality time during a event packed with lots films to watch and to gather around.

We also offer accreditation and accomodation to both Commercial and Non Profit Organizations such as NGO's, Film Clubs, Production Companies, Agencies etc that have Independent Film as interest. If you represent an Organization of this kind please contact us for more information.


Best Feature Film
Best Fiction Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Experimental Film

Please take a moment to read our Rules & Terms before submitting!

-There is no limit as to how many films a Film Maker can submit. However, each film can only be submitted once in one single category. If your film is suiting in more than one category, then please choose the one you find most suiting.

-Completion date does not influence the submission selection.

-Animation is by the Jury considered as a "technique" and therefore ALL animated films can be submitted as long as they fullfil the requirements of at least one of the submission categories.

-Previous Festival history for the Film does not influence the submission selection. Neither Films displayed in multiple festivals nor World premieres are given priority.

-Please make sure that your submission includes the following: Director Photography, Director Statement, Film Synopsis, Director Biography as these are needed to produce the Film Festival Catalogue.

-No refunds.

-We do not offer a screening fee.

- The sender of the submitted film is responsible for all copyrights. The applicant is legally authorized to enter the film in the festival and, if selected for the festival, authorized to give screening permission.

-The applicant has secured all necessary rights for both picture and sound, and exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights, including but not limited to music, images, and content.

-If selected for the festival the applicant acknowledges and agrees that the film will be displayed in front of a live audience in regional screenings during the Festival month.

-If selected for the festival the applicant acknowledges and agrees that the film will be avalable for the Fesitval's online audience.

-The film remains the property of the author.

Overall Rating
  • Juliette Joffe

    Great festival with a daring and ambitious programme in a beautiful and very friendly environment!

    November 2017
  • Martin Aramis

    All was perfect! Great people, great festival, great communication. And most important, they have screenings for real! Thanks!

    September 2017
  • Juhani Koivumäki

    High Coast Film Festival is a beautiful film festival with amazingly picturesque surroundings in the countryside of Sweden. The feeling is easy and peaceful. Everything just works out well. The selected films are mostly representing a challenging avant-garde approach, but the films are a way closer to a traditional cinema than in Oberhausen Film Festival for example. The staff and volunteers are heartwarming people. The accommodation has especially impressed me on both times being there. Great recommendations.

    August 2017

    Extremely nice, relaxed and friendly little festival at one of Europe's most beautiful environments. Great program witch focus on quality and artistic expression rather than postmodern ideology that many larger festivals in Sweden tend tend to do. Choosing this kind of location is booth the festivals strength, and could be it´s weakness, some trimming of logistics would benefit the concept, like screenings later at night would do as well. In total this the festival was an amazing experience and the team did an amazing job to make me feel welcome and to pul this together. If you get the chance to visit, please do!

    July 2017
  • Todor Matsanov

    We are very happy that our film HRISTO was selected for the second edition of High Coast International Film Festival! We think High Coast IFFestival is very valuable and well-organized festival with an outstanding team and quality selection of films. That's why we are particularly proud of winning both Best Feature Film and the Festival GRAND PRIX!
    We hope someday we will return to the festival with a new film!
    Congratulations for the excellent event and good luck of the next edition of the festival!

    July 2017