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Sean Oketani

HIFF ‘Ōpio Fest Future Filmmakers Award Winners

      The inaugural HIFF ‘Ōpio Fest (April 5-7) is an exciting three-day event for all ages that celebrates student films and spotlights the diverse voices of emerging young filmmakers across Hawai’i. ‘Ōpio Fest concluded on Sunday, April 7th, with its closing night events: a screening of the closing night film ROBOT DREAMS, a

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HIFF ‘Ōpio Fest Student Showcase Honorees & Jury Award Winners

      The inaugural HIFF ‘Ōpio Fest (April 5-7) is an exciting three-day event for all ages that celebrates student films and spotlights the diverse voices of emerging young filmmakers across Hawai’i. ‘Ōpio Fest, HIFF’s inaugural youth film festival, kicked off on Friday, April 5th, 2024 with an opening night party at a private

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Meet HIFF’s ‘Ōpio Fest Committee Members

The inaugural HIFF ‘Ōpio Fest (April 5-7) is an exciting three-day event for all ages that celebrates student films and spotlights the diverse voices of emerging young filmmakers across Hawai’i. The Hawai’i International Film Festival ‘Ōpio Fest is an upcoming three-day family event dedicated to showcasing and celebrating short films produced by Hawai’i’s young filmmakers.

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HIFF ‘Ōpio Fest Submission Deadline

A Film Festival Celebrating Student Filmmakers in Hawai’i. The Hawai’i International Film Festival ‘Ōpio Fest is an inaugural youth film festival, which will take place in Honolulu from April 5-7, 2024. The three-day family event is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating short films made by Hawai’i’s young filmmakers. With the guidance of the HIFF team,

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PURCHASE YOUR HIFF43 PASSES TODAY

Featuring over 186 films from across the globe, industry panels and career development workshops: The 43rd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani (HIFF43) is the premiere cinematic event in the Pacific presenting the best in global cinema with a mission to elevate Asian, Pasifika, Kānaka Maoli and Indigenous voices. In-theater screening dates and locations:

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HIFF43 PRESENTS: FULL PROGRAMMING LINEUP

HIFF43 Opening Night to highlight Taika Waititi’s NEXT GOAL WINS & Hayao Miyazaki’s THE BOY AND THE HERON for Closing Night; Co-Centerpieces are NYAD from FREE SOLO directors and South Korean disaster epic CONCRETE UTOPIA starring Lee Byung-hun & Park Seo-joon. HIFF43 reveals full lineup of feature film selections and programming HIFF43 presented by Halekulani

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