Bringing The World To Hyannis and Hyannis To The World Through Great Cinema


The mission of the Hyannis International Film Festival (HIFF) is to bring together filmmakers and film lovers from all over the world to enlighten, entertain and educate over a multi-day period of screenings, panels, and discussions at various venues in downtown Hyannis. The film festival will consist of an international film competition, a New England Filmmakers showcase, and a local history component. In addition, HIFF will have a year-round program of panel discussions, workshops, talks, special screenings and events focused on film and filmmaking that will take place throughout the year in Hyannis locations. It is the hope and objective of the HIFF founders and board members that HIFF becomes and remains a long-term cultural and economic asset bringing the world to Hyannis and Hyannis to the world through great cinema.


(alphabetical order)

Rob Brennan

Dennis Colligan (President)

Adam Howard (Secretary)

Jane Walsh (Vice President)

Elizabeth Wurfbain


(alphabetical order)

Kim Berner

Debra Hope Colligan

Sarah Colvin

Susan Fernald

William Ferrall

Carol Saunders

Jay Sheehan

Jen Villa




The following people were present at the
Founding Supporters meeting on May 16th, 2018.
Their early and continued support and input
is much appreciated.
These are the people that are shaping HIFF
and making it happen!

(alphabetical order)

Rob BrennanThe CapeBuilt Companies

Debra Hope ColliganCape Cod Artist

Dennis ColliganHIFF Founder

Sarah ColvinCape Media News Director

Adam HowardBonza Productions, Inc.

David KaplanCape and Islands Theater Coalition

Carol Saunders – Director, Hyannis Public Library

Jen VillaLove Live Local

Angela WelchEditor, The Cape Cod Reporter

Elizabeth WurfbainHyannis Main Street, Business Improvement District

There were several others that wanted to attend but could not for various reasons. They are “Founding Supporters in Spirit”.


FOUNDING SUPPORTERS: (L. to R.) Sarah Colvin, Debra Colligan, Carol Saunders, Dennis Colligan (front) Rob Brennan (back) Adam Howard, Jen Villa, Elizabeth Wurfbain, David Kaplan. PHOTO: Angela Welch


HIFF was founded by award-winning Cape Cod filmmaker Dennis Colligan.
He is the Creative Director of the festival.


Dennis Colligan –>IMDb Name Page