Events

HIFF41 Announces Festival Award Winners

Hawai‘i International Film Festival Announces Festival Award Winners Best Made in Hawai’i Feature – I WAS A SIMPLE MAN, directed by Christopher Makoto Yogi Best Made in Hawai’i Short – RIVER OF SMALL GODS, Directed by Bradley Tangonan Kau Ka Hōkū Grand Jury Award Winner – DARK RED FOREST, Directed by Jin Huaqing HIFF Best …

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HIFF at Hilo Palace Theater on Big Island, Nov 18-21

The 41st Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani (#HIFF41) will be heading to the Big Island of Hawai‘i at the Hilo Palace Theater from November 18-21. Highlights include new films from Okinawa (MIRACLE CITY KOZA), New Zealand (HIGH TIDE DON’T HIDE), as well as from legendary auteurs like Jane Campion with THE POWER OF …

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HIFF at Consolidated Theatres Ka‘ahumanu on Maui, Nov 18-21

The 41st Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani (#HIFF41) will be heading to Maui at the Consolidated Theatres Ka‘ahumanu from November 18-21. Ranging from awards-worthy films from auteurs like  Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (DRIVE MY CAR), to encores of the Oahu Festival’s Opening and Closing Galas–WATERMAN and BELLE–and the directorial debut of actor Dante Basco (THE …

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HIFF41 Neighbor Islands Schedule (November 18-21)

The 41st Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani (#HIFF41) will also be heading to Maui, Kauai and Hawai‘i Island in Hilo from November 18-21. Over 25 films will be screening on three different islands, ranging from awards-worthy films from auteurs like Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG) and Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (DRIVE MY CAR), …

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The 41st annual Hawai’i International Film Festival Lineup

  HIFF41 presented by Halekulani: In-theaters Nov 4-14 on Oahu, Nov 18-21 on Neighbor Islands & Streaming Nationwide Nov 4-28 // The program includes 123 features, 100 shorts, and for the first time ever, a new episodic series program. Among the lineup are 139 Hawai’i premieres, 34 world premieres, 21 US premieres, and 11 international …

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WATERMAN (2021)

World Premiere of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Documentary WATERMAN

41ST HAWAI’I INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (HIFF) PRESENTED BY HALEKULANI OPENING NIGHT FILM ANNOUNCEMENT | The Hawai’i International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani announced today their Opening Night presentation of WATERMAN directed by Isaac Halasima. The film explores the role of sports in breaking societal barriers through Duke Paoa Kahanamoku’s journey and legacy as a …

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HIFF41 STD

HIFF41 at Consolidated Theaters

Hawai‘i International Film Festival is proud to partner with Consolidated Theaters to present HIFF41 for in-person screenings and filmmaker Q&As. This is our inaugural year working together for HIFF’s Fall Festival Showcase and we are very excited to screen films at Consolidated Theaters premium Ward and newly renovated Kahala Mall locations from November 4th – …

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KANAKA MAOLI TILES

HIFF presents Hawai‘i made short films at Aloha Drive-In

Aloha Drive-In Movies screenings are back! The popular drive-in event is presenting two films every Friday and Saturday at Ala Moana Center all through February. Both films presented each night share a theme–i.e. “Black History Month: We Need A Hero” for SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE and BLACK PANTHER on February 5 and BILL & TED’S …

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HIFF40 Recap: HIFF Drive-In Revives the Theater Going Experience

An ideal pit-stop for cooped-in families and quarantine joy-riders alike, the HIFF40 Drive-in Cinema was a much needed excuse to get outside. In addition to the vintage vibe, drive-in films allowed us the lost sensation of congregating and sharing a singular source of entertainment without violating health guidelines. The idea was brainstormed into conception as …

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