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#BlackLivesMatter: A Message from Hawai‘i International Film Festival

The Hawai’i International Film Festival’s mission to promote cultural understanding through cinema resonates fully during these turbulent times. Film is much more than entertainment: it is a portal to enlighten, inspire, and incite by shining a light on marginalized communities and stories. Cinema, at its core, is a mirror that reflects society. With our main …

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HIFF Virtual Cinema: SHIRLEY starring HIFF39 Career Achievement Honoree Elisabeth Moss starts June 5

HIFF is honored to work with NEON on the virtual cinema release of the Sundance award winning film SHIRLEY, starring #HIFF39 Career Achievement Award honoree Elisabeth Moss (THE INVISIBLE MAN, THE HANDMAID’S TALE, MAD MEN), which opens this Friday, June 5, at HIFF Virtual Cinema! “A perversely entertaining take on a brief period of Shirley …

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HIFF Virtual Cinema: FREE Screening of AUGUST AT AKIKO'S + Live Q&A w/ director Christopher Makoto Yogi

HIFF is honored to host a return engagement of the Hawai‘i made and award winning film AUGUST AT AKIKO’S, the feature film directorial debut of Christopher Makoto Yogi and starring avant grade musician Alex Zhang Hungtai, two local boys who are making waves in their respective creative fields. You can view the film, FOR FREE, …

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HIFF Virtual Cinema: Watch LUCKY GRANDMA + Virtual Red Carpet Premiere & Live Q&A w/ Director

It’s “Nai Nai” weekend! HIFF is honored to present LUCKY GRANDMA as part of HIFF Virtual Cinema! A big hit at #HIFF39. the Festival is excited to participate in the Hawai‘i commercial release of the film! Stay home, stay healthy and rent a film in our very own online multiplex. HIFF receives 50% of every ticket sold. …

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HIFF Apparel for sale as part of Grove Hawaii Pandemic Support

HIFF is participating with Grove Hawaii and their special Pandemic Support program. COVID-19 has been devastating for small businesses and non-profits, and Grove Hawaii is supporting local organizations to produce and sell apparel, with $12 from each shirt sold going directly to HIFF. Online orders only with FREE SHIPPING in Hawai‘i and the rest of …

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HIFF Virtual Cinema: THOUSAND PIECES OF GOLD Q&A w/ Filmmakers & Star Rosalind Chao

HIFF is honored to present THOUSAND PIECES OF GOLD as part of HIFF Virtual Cinema! Stay home, stay healthy and rent a film in our very own online multiplex. HIFF receives 50% of every ticket sold. It is a great way to support us during this time and see new films! Join us in conversation …

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Vote for your favorite HIFF T-Shirt Design

  As we all shelter-in-place, the Hawai‘i International Film Festival’s HIFF@HOME and HIFF VIRTUAL CINEMA has keep our cinema-loving audiences connected with award winning, independent, and global cinema from the comfort and safety of home. To highlight this shared experience, we have something special in the works but we need your help!  We have four HIFF-centric T-shirt …

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HIFF Virtual Cinema: Stay home, stay healthy, watch movies and support us

Due to the COVID19 pandemic and “shelter-at-home” policies, we had to postpone the April HIFF Spring Showcase. Hence, we successfully launched HIFF@HOME, presenting “Best of HIFF” short films online and for free. We have now entered our next phase of programming and are pleased to present new independent arthouse films, including theatrical runs of past HIFF …

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HIFF Virtual Cinema: DRIVEWAYS w/ director Andrew Ahn (April 24-26)

We are expanding HIFF@HOME by partnering with various theatrical distributors to set up virtual limited theatrical premieres online. With cinemas shuttered by the virus outbreak, theatrical distributors are partnering with arthouse venues, film festivals and other arts organizations to reach audiences with virtual screening rooms. Join us April 24-26 for a special advanced screening of …

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Vilcek Foundation and HIFF Co-Star to Present New Perspectives

For over 10 years, the Vilcek Foundation has partnered with the Hawai’i International Film Festival to bring innovative programs to audiences on Oahu. The Hawai’i International Film Festival’s commitment to being a platform to elevate diversity in art, film, and culture resonates deeply with the Vilcek Foundation’s mission and vision: to celebrate and share the …

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