The Hebrides International Film Festival (HIFF) will be screening 24 feature films and 17 short films across Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra over four days between 13th-16th September 2017. HIFF this year focuses on 'Islands, environments and remote communities' with dramas, documentaries, children's and archive films based on this theme.

Screenings for the Westside of Lewis are to be held in the Carloway Community Centre, Taigh Donnchaidh in Ness and the Bernera Community Centre. Below are a couple of highlights of the festival, for a full listing of venues, films and screening times visit http://www.hebfilmfestival.org/hiff-2017

One of the films showing at Carloway Community Centre is the documentary The Eagle Huntress - Set against the majestic backdrop of the Altai Mountains of Northwestern Mongolia, The Eagle Huntress is the spellbinding true story of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl who will break 2,000 years of male-dominated tradition to become the first female Eagle Hunter.

A documentary showing at Bernera Community Centre is White Waves (12)- A documentary about surfers fighting against unseen pollution in the sea. The team of White Waves traveled for two years along the beaches of Europe to meet those surfers and reveal widely unknown cases of pollution – from millions of small plastic wheels to pathogenic bacteria in the sea.

Taigh Donnchaidh will be showing the animated children's film Moana (PG) - An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage.