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HIFF presents Hawai‘i made short films at Aloha Drive-In at Ala Moana all February

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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FIRST VOTE: Chinese Americans and the Presidential Election

As the United States comes to understand the full outcome and implications of the 2020 election, we know that voters turned out in unprecedented numbers to practice their civic duty and fundamental right. Following the 2016 Presidential election, Chinese American filmmaker Yi Chen was fascinated by the divides she witnessed during that year’s campaigns. “I …

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HIFF@HOME SUMMER FEST (August 7-14) full film lineup is now online

The full lineup for our first ever HIFF@HOME SUMMER FEST, scheduled for August 7-14, 2020, is now live! Screening 11 new feature films, the HIFF SUMMER FEST also officially kicks off the annual I ❤ HIFF campaign in August. Our first-ever summer mini-festival will also be entirely online. To follow safety and public health measures, …

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Save-The-Date: HIFF@HOME Summer Fest is August 7-14

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-at-home policy, the HIFF Spring Showcase, which was supposed take place in April, was indefinitely postponed to a later date. After making adjustments to our program calendar and the implementation of new programs like HIFF@HOME and HIFF Virtual Cinema, we are happy to announce that we have rescheduled the …

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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 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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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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