Hawai‘i International Film Festival

Hawai‘i International Film Festival As the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) endeavors to recognize new and emerging talent, promote career development and original collaborations.

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Starting November 5th through the 14th, HIFF will be screening over 60 films, at the newly refurbished Consolidated Kaha...
10/31/2021

Starting November 5th through the 14th, HIFF will be screening over 60 films, at the newly refurbished Consolidated Kahala Theatres at Kahala Mall. For more details on Consolidated Kahala - the home of HIFF41 - visit https://hiff.org/hiff41-in-person-screenings-at-new-consolidated-kahala-theatres/

Starting November 5th through the 14th, HIFF will be screening over 60 films, at the newly refurbished Consolidated Kahala Theatres at Kahala Mall. For more details on Consolidated Kahala - the home of HIFF41 - visit https://hiff.org/hiff41-in-person-screenings-at-new-consolidated-kahala-theatres/

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu and KBFD have joined together to present HIFF41's SPOTLIGHT ON KO...
10/31/2021

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu and KBFD have joined together to present HIFF41's SPOTLIGHT ON KOREA. For a full list of HIFF41 films, view the program at hiff.org. Featured film stills: HOSTAGE MISSING CELEBRITY, THE DEVILS DEAL, HEAVEN TO THE LAND OF HAPPINESS

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu and KBFD have joined together to present HIFF41's SPOTLIGHT ON KOREA. For a full list of HIFF41 films, view the program at hiff.org. Featured film stills: HOSTAGE MISSING CELEBRITY, THE DEVILS DEAL, HEAVEN TO THE LAND OF HAPPINESS

10/30/2021

We are less than a week out from the 41st Annual Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani Hotel with over 200 films & shorts from around the world! Join us for in-person screenings at Kahala and Ward Consolidated Theatres as well as virtually from the comfort of your home! Get your tickets and passes at HIFF.ORG!

Hawaii National Bank presents this year's SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA. For a full list of films that will be shown at HIFF41, vis...
10/30/2021

Hawaii National Bank presents this year's SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA. For a full list of films that will be shown at HIFF41, visit us at hiff.org. Featured film stills: ONE SECOND, ANIMA, LIMBO

Hawaii National Bank presents this year's SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA. For a full list of films that will be shown at HIFF41, visit us at hiff.org. Featured film stills: ONE SECOND, ANIMA, LIMBO

Hawaiian Airlines presents HIFF41's SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN program. To see a full list of films that will be shown at HIFF41...
10/29/2021

Hawaiian Airlines presents HIFF41's SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN program. To see a full list of films that will be shown at HIFF41, visit hiff.org. Featured film stills: OFFICE ROYALE, THE FABLE, DRIVE MY CAR

Hawaiian Airlines presents HIFF41's SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN program. To see a full list of films that will be shown at HIFF41, visit hiff.org. Featured film stills: OFFICE ROYALE, THE FABLE, DRIVE MY CAR

HIFF is pleased to announce the Ward and Kahala Consolidated Theater locations as our home for this festival season! Vis...
10/28/2021

HIFF is pleased to announce the Ward and Kahala Consolidated Theater locations as our home for this festival season! Visit www.consolidatedtheatres.com for current showtimes.

HIFF is pleased to announce the Ward and Kahala Consolidated Theater locations as our home for this festival season! Visit www.consolidatedtheatres.com for current showtimes.

Kanani Sato shares the appeal of "cringey" comedy-horror movies and why they continue to succeed in box offices in this ...
10/28/2021

Kanani Sato shares the appeal of "cringey" comedy-horror movies and why they continue to succeed in box offices in this week's HIFILM Blog post. Read more at the HIFILM Blog! https://hiff.org/hifilm-blog/

Kanani Sato shares the appeal of "cringey" comedy-horror movies and why they continue to succeed in box offices in this week's HIFILM Blog post. Read more at the HIFILM Blog! https://hiff.org/hifilm-blog/

Hawaiian Airlines presents the KAU KA HOKU FILMS at HIFF41. For a full list of films, see our program at hiff.org. Featu...
10/27/2021

Hawaiian Airlines presents the KAU KA HOKU FILMS at HIFF41. For a full list of films, see our program at hiff.org. Featured film stills: ANIMA, NIGHT RAIDERS, I WAS A SIMPLE MAN

Hawaiian Airlines presents the KAU KA HOKU FILMS at HIFF41. For a full list of films, see our program at hiff.org. Featured film stills: ANIMA, NIGHT RAIDERS, I WAS A SIMPLE MAN

HIFF41's PANORAMA collection is presented to you by BMW of Honolulu and Mini of Hawaii. For a full list of films, check ...
10/26/2021

HIFF41's PANORAMA collection is presented to you by BMW of Honolulu and Mini of Hawaii. For a full list of films, check our complete program list at hiff.org. Featured film stills: POWER OF THE DOG, PARALLEL MOTHERS, TICK TICK BOOM

HIFF41's PANORAMA collection is presented to you by BMW of Honolulu and Mini of Hawaii. For a full list of films, check our complete program list at hiff.org. Featured film stills: POWER OF THE DOG, PARALLEL MOTHERS, TICK TICK BOOM

HIFF41 is proud to share the PACIFIC SHOWCASE presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications. For HIFF41's full progra...
10/25/2021

HIFF41 is proud to share the PACIFIC SHOWCASE presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications. For HIFF41's full program list, visit hiff.org. Featured film stills: URCHIN, WE'VE ONLY GOT THIS WORLD, ARAATIKA! RISE UP

HIFF41 is proud to share the PACIFIC SHOWCASE presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications. For HIFF41's full program list, visit hiff.org. Featured film stills: URCHIN, WE'VE ONLY GOT THIS WORLD, ARAATIKA! RISE UP

Civil Beat presents the DOCUMENTARY PANORAMA. For a full list of HIFF41's programmed films, go to hiff.org. Featured fil...
10/24/2021

Civil Beat presents the DOCUMENTARY PANORAMA. For a full list of HIFF41's programmed films, go to hiff.org. Featured film stills: WRITING WITH FIRE, YELLO, BAREFOOT EMPRESS

Civil Beat presents the DOCUMENTARY PANORAMA. For a full list of HIFF41's programmed films, go to hiff.org. Featured film stills: WRITING WITH FIRE, YELLO, BAREFOOT EMPRESS

HIFF41 is excited to present GREEN SCREEN, a collection presented by HEI and Morgan Stanley. Visit hiff.org to find our ...
10/23/2021

HIFF41 is excited to present GREEN SCREEN, a collection presented by HEI and Morgan Stanley. Visit hiff.org to find our full program list. Featured film stills: ZONA, CALL OF THE HEART, CITIZENS OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

HIFF41 is excited to present GREEN SCREEN, a collection presented by HEI and Morgan Stanley. Visit hiff.org to find our full program list. Featured film stills: ZONA, CALL OF THE HEART, CITIZENS OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

HIFF is honored to partner with Bishop Museum to present the world premiere of WATERMAN on the museum's Great Lawn, as a...
10/22/2021

HIFF is honored to partner with Bishop Museum to present the world premiere of WATERMAN on the museum's Great Lawn, as a family-friendly outdoor screening! With seating pods, ranging from VIP to family groupings (up to 5), where attendees can bring their blankets & mats, this screening, with the WATERMAN filmmaking team and surprise guests in attendance, will also coincide with the opening of the museum's Hawaiian Olympians exhibit. Purchase your admissions at https://hiff.org/films/waterman/

HIFF is honored to partner with Bishop Museum to present the world premiere of WATERMAN on the museum's Great Lawn, as a family-friendly outdoor screening! With seating pods, ranging from VIP to family groupings (up to 5), where attendees can bring their blankets & mats, this screening, with the WATERMAN filmmaking team and surprise guests in attendance, will also coincide with the opening of the museum's Hawaiian Olympians exhibit. Purchase your admissions at https://hiff.org/films/waterman/

Check out all that our SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN presented by @HawaiianAirlines collection has to offer! Find HIFF41's full pro...
10/21/2021

Check out all that our SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN presented by @HawaiianAirlines collection has to offer! Find HIFF41's full program at hiff.org. Featured film stills: WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY, ZOKKI, A BALANCE

Check out all that our SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN presented by @HawaiianAirlines collection has to offer! Find HIFF41's full program at hiff.org. Featured film stills: WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY, ZOKKI, A BALANCE

We are proud to present our HIFF41 Legacy Award to Albert Pyun. Read "Why Albert Pyun Matters" to learn more about his i...
10/21/2021

We are proud to present our HIFF41 Legacy Award to Albert Pyun. Read "Why Albert Pyun Matters" to learn more about his impact on the film industry at the HIFILM blog. https://hiff.org/hifilm-blog/

We are proud to present our HIFF41 Legacy Award to Albert Pyun. Read "Why Albert Pyun Matters" to learn more about his impact on the film industry at the HIFILM blog. https://hiff.org/hifilm-blog/

If you missed WIFE OF A SPY during J-FEST presented by First Insurance Company of Hawaii, you can catch it in theaters t...
10/20/2021

If you missed WIFE OF A SPY during J-FEST presented by First Insurance Company of Hawaii, you can catch it in theaters this Friday at @consolidatedHI Koko Marina Theaters! For showtimes, go to https://www.consolidatedtheatres.com/kokomarina/film/wife-of-a-spy

If you missed WIFE OF A SPY during J-FEST presented by First Insurance Company of Hawaii, you can catch it in theaters this Friday at @consolidatedHI Koko Marina Theaters! For showtimes, go to https://www.consolidatedtheatres.com/kokomarina/film/wife-of-a-spy

Hawaii Women in Filmmaking is hosting a Wāhine in Film Mixer at HIFF41! This is an online event (Zoom) on Sunday, Novemb...
10/20/2021

Hawaii Women in Filmmaking is hosting a Wāhine in Film Mixer at HIFF41! This is an online event (Zoom) on Sunday, November 7 from 11AM-12PM HST. To register for this event, see the link in our bio! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wahine-in-film-mixer-2021-tickets-182831833937

Hawaii Women in Filmmaking is hosting a Wāhine in Film Mixer at HIFF41! This is an online event (Zoom) on Sunday, November 7 from 11AM-12PM HST. To register for this event, see the link in our bio! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wahine-in-film-mixer-2021-tickets-182831833937

Our MADE IN HAWAII series features the diverse work of local filmmakers from around the islands. Check out our full prog...
10/19/2021

Our MADE IN HAWAII series features the diverse work of local filmmakers from around the islands. Check out our full program list at hiff.org! Featured film stills: WHEN YOU STOP RUNNING, ALA MOANA BOYS, CASHBACK

Our MADE IN HAWAII series features the diverse work of local filmmakers from around the islands. Check out our full program list at hiff.org! Featured film stills: WHEN YOU STOP RUNNING, ALA MOANA BOYS, CASHBACK

Tickets for HIFF41 are now ON SALE! Don't miss out on our wonderful line-up this season. Buy tickets for you and your ‘o...
10/18/2021

Tickets for HIFF41 are now ON SALE! Don't miss out on our wonderful line-up this season. Buy tickets for you and your ‘ohana today at hiff.org

Tickets for HIFF41 are now ON SALE! Don't miss out on our wonderful line-up this season. Buy tickets for you and your ‘ohana today at hiff.org

HIFF is pleased to announce the Ward and Kahala Consolidated Theater locations as our home for this festival season!
10/17/2021

HIFF is pleased to announce the Ward and Kahala Consolidated Theater locations as our home for this festival season!

HIFF is pleased to announce the Ward and Kahala Consolidated Theater locations as our home for this festival season!

Here's some of our favorite Halloween films for keiki! Get into the spirit of spooky season (without the nightmares) wit...
10/15/2021

Here's some of our favorite Halloween films for keiki! Get into the spirit of spooky season (without the nightmares) with our complete HIFF's Trick or Treats for Keiki list on Letterboxd. https://boxd.it/dycFm

Here's some of our favorite Halloween films for keiki! Get into the spirit of spooky season (without the nightmares) with our complete HIFF's Trick or Treats for Keiki list on Letterboxd. https://boxd.it/dycFm

10/14/2021
Feature Film Grant

A major congratulations to HIFF Alumni Alika Maikau on being named the recipient of the ARRAY and Google $500,000 Feature Film Grant! He will be using these funds to adapt his short film, Moloka’i Bound, into a feature film. Moloka‘i Bound won the HIFF 2019 Made In Hawai‘i - Best Short Award. We can't wait to see what's next!

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ICYMI - We announced our HIFF41 Official Fall Festival Program last Friday! Rewatch it now at: https://www.youtube.com/w...
10/14/2021
HIFF41 Program Announcement - More at HIFF.ORG

ICYMI - We announced our HIFF41 Official Fall Festival Program last Friday! Rewatch it now at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72rTCrofISE
Tickets will go on sale starting next Monday. We are so excited for you to join us this November!

The Hawai'i International Film Festival (HIFF), presented by Halekulani, revealed today its lineup for the 41st edition of the annual film festival taking pl...

Our own Connor Torres reviews TITANE (2021). Be sure to check out his blog post and TITANE in theaters this week!  https...
10/14/2021

Our own Connor Torres reviews TITANE (2021). Be sure to check out his blog post and TITANE in theaters this week! https://hiff.org/hifilm-blog/

Our own Connor Torres reviews TITANE (2021). Be sure to check out his blog post and TITANE in theaters this week! https://hiff.org/hifilm-blog/

It's almost November, and we need your help! Want to volunteer with us this Fall Festival? Reach out to us at hiff.org/v...
10/14/2021

It's almost November, and we need your help! Want to volunteer with us this Fall Festival? Reach out to us at hiff.org/volunteer. We look forward to seeing you this festival season!

It's almost November, and we need your help! Want to volunteer with us this Fall Festival? Reach out to us at hiff.org/volunteer. We look forward to seeing you this festival season!

HIFILM Contributor, Nathan Lim, shares his mana‘o on this month's HIFF Selects film: MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY. Read this and ...
10/13/2021

HIFILM Contributor, Nathan Lim, shares his mana‘o on this month's HIFF Selects film: MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY. Read this and more on the HIFILM blog! https://hiff.org/hifilm-blog/

HIFILM Contributor, Nathan Lim, shares his mana‘o on this month's HIFF Selects film: MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY. Read this and more on the HIFILM blog! https://hiff.org/hifilm-blog/

We are excited to share HIFF41's extensive program with you TOMORROW! Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming st...
10/07/2021

We are excited to share HIFF41's extensive program with you TOMORROW! Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming stream, where we will share all of the wonderful films to be shown this festival season.

We are excited to share HIFF41's extensive program with you TOMORROW! Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming stream, where we will share all of the wonderful films to be shown this festival season.

HIFF's 100K Fundraising Drive is coming to an end! Donate today at https://hiff.org/donate/Your donations support a vari...
10/05/2021

HIFF's 100K Fundraising Drive is coming to an end! Donate today at https://hiff.org/donate/

Your donations support a variety of programs at HIFF from students in educational programs to filmmakers in Hawaii's own industry. Beyond that, HIFF is dedicated to amplifying Asian American and Pacific Islander voices through the promotion of local and international films.

HIFF's 100K Fundraising Drive is coming to an end! Donate today at https://hiff.org/donate/

Your donations support a variety of programs at HIFF from students in educational programs to filmmakers in Hawaii's own industry. Beyond that, HIFF is dedicated to amplifying Asian American and Pacific Islander voices through the promotion of local and international films.

We're in the last weeks of HIFF's 100K Fundraising Drive!  HIFF Donations go into funding educational programs for local...
10/05/2021

We're in the last weeks of HIFF's 100K Fundraising Drive! HIFF Donations go into funding educational programs for local keiki around the islands! Donate today at https://hiff.org/donate/

$250 funds an education screening - We help schools pay for busses to festival screenings so K-12 students from around O‘ahu have the opportunity to enjoy films during the festival.

We're in the last weeks of HIFF's 100K Fundraising Drive! HIFF Donations go into funding educational programs for local keiki around the islands! Donate today at https://hiff.org/donate/

$250 funds an education screening - We help schools pay for busses to festival screenings so K-12 students from around O‘ahu have the opportunity to enjoy films during the festival.

October's HIFF Selects film is MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY. Sundance Audience Award winner MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY is an intimate po...
10/02/2021

October's HIFF Selects film is MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY. Sundance Audience Award winner MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY is an intimate portrayal of two women, reunited in the South of France, trying to pick up the pieces of their former romance. To learn more about HIFF Selects, go to https://hiff.org/hiff-selects-2/

October's HIFF Selects film is MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY. Sundance Audience Award winner MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY is an intimate portrayal of two women, reunited in the South of France, trying to pick up the pieces of their former romance. To learn more about HIFF Selects, go to https://hiff.org/hiff-selects-2/

HIFF41 is around the corner, and we need your help! To volunteer with us this Fall Festival, please reach out to us at v...
09/30/2021

HIFF41 is around the corner, and we need your help! To volunteer with us this Fall Festival, please reach out to us at [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you this festival season!

HIFF41 is around the corner, and we need your help! To volunteer with us this Fall Festival, please reach out to us at [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you this festival season!

“We are honored to present WATERMAN as the Opening Night film for HIFF41 presented by Halekulani Hotel . This selection ...
09/27/2021

“We are honored to present WATERMAN as the Opening Night film for HIFF41 presented by Halekulani Hotel . This selection stays true to our mission to think global and act local, much in the spirit of Duke Kahanamoku. HIFF41 continues to showcase the best from American and Asian cinema, but this years’ program goes even further in bringing us home and exploring Hawai’i in depth through indigenous voices, environmental issues, and new works from both established and up and coming Pacific creators. We are proud to kick off the festival with WATERMAN and celebrate our resilience and community safely online, in-theaters, and outside,” - HIFF Executive Director, Beckie Stocchetti.

Read more at https://hiff.org/2021/09/27/hiff41-world-premiere-of-waterman/

“We are honored to present WATERMAN as the Opening Night film for HIFF41 presented by Halekulani Hotel . This selection stays true to our mission to think global and act local, much in the spirit of Duke Kahanamoku. HIFF41 continues to showcase the best from American and Asian cinema, but this years’ program goes even further in bringing us home and exploring Hawai’i in depth through indigenous voices, environmental issues, and new works from both established and up and coming Pacific creators. We are proud to kick off the festival with WATERMAN and celebrate our resilience and community safely online, in-theaters, and outside,” - HIFF Executive Director, Beckie Stocchetti.

Read more at https://hiff.org/2021/09/27/hiff41-world-premiere-of-waterman/

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The Hawai‘i International Film Festival

As the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF) endeavors to recognize new and emerging talent, promote career development and original collaborations through innovative education programs, and facilitate dynamic cultural exchange through the cinema arts.

HISTORY

HIFF started as a project of the East-West Center, an educational and research institution created by U.S. Congress and located on the University of Hawai‘i Manoa campus in Honolulu. Jeannette Paulson Hereniko was HIFF’s Founding Director, from 1981 to 1996.

In 1981, HIFF’s inaugural year, the program consisted of seven films from six countries which were viewed by an audience of 5,000. Today, HIFF is a premiere cinematic event in the Pacific and annually attracts more than 70,000 film enthusiasts from around the state, the nation and throughout the world.

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Great to see filmmaking representation in the great islands of Hawaii. Reminds me of an independent film I checked out last night on Amazon. It's called "Empathy, Inc." Its a sci-fi thriller about a new virtual reality device, aimed to revolutionize the limits of that technology. It had some pretty unexpected twists and turns, and the acting really made my watching experience more engaged. Ill attach the link. Its definitely worth a watch! Keep making films!
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This seems like an awesome festival! All of the content from your recent event looks so cool, I would love to experience this for myself. As someone who really appreciates unique films, I wanted to share with you guys about a new movie that was just named one of the best independent film releases of the year called Empathy Inc. Set in black and white, the eerie tone is set from the first scene. It tells the story of Joel, a recently unemployed businessman who desperately invests in a strange virtual reality start-up before later discovering the twisted things happening behind the scenes at this company. I love that this film is available on VOD, making it so much more accessible than most independent films. You can find it on Amazon and iTunes, it’s definitely worth the watch!
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A film goers showcase for talented API filmmakers as well as from across the globe
Two (2) senior tickets available to OPHELIA at the HIFF at 5:45 PM TODAY. Sorry for short notice but we are not going to use them & HIFF does not give refunds. If you want them, message me & I'll send them to you.
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