The Atlantic International Film Festival (AIFF) has announced Lisa Haller as its new director of programming.
Most recently, the senior short film programmer at the Whistler Film Festival and film programmer for Aspen Shortsfes, Haller previously worked with the festival programming department at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), where she held various roles.
Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Haller is thrilled to return home and lead programming for the 2023 festival.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to build on this Festival’s successful 43-year history,” says Haller in a media release. “Together with the AIFF team, I look forward to highlighting a diverse lineup of films from around the world and elevating Atlantic Canadian talent and perspectives.”
Citing her previous work and Nova Scotia roots, AIFF executive director Martha Cooley says Haller is “uniquely placed to lead AIFF’s programming into the coming year and beyond.”
“We are lucky to have her back in Atlantic Canada and look forward to what she will bring to AIFF audiences,” says Cooley.
The 43rd annual Atlantic International Film Festival takes place from September 14-21. Visit finfestival.ca for more information.