(L to R) Geoff McFetridge; Sing J. Lee; HIFF Director of Programming Anna Page; Till Schauder; Nicky Nodjoumi; Sara Nodjoumi; Chiaki Yanagimoto; Debra Zmekhol New American Perspectives (NAP) presented by the Vilcek Foundation shines a spotlight on immigrant and foreign-born artists, celebrating the powerful impact that diversity has on contemporary cinema and media in the […]
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“United we stand,” is the theme for the 2023 HIFF43 Film for Thought (FFT) series presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities (HIHumanities). It is a phrase so often heard in the United States that the second half of the saying, divided we fall, is frequently left unsaid. It is assumed that’s already known.
We love horror at the Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF) and have shown our fair share over the years in sections aptly titled Extreme Asia, Dark Wave, and now, HIFF Extreme. We’ve presented the U.S. premieres of JU-ON: THE GRUDGE and SHUTTER and delved into French extremity like HAUTE TENSION (High Tension) just to name
As exclusively reported in Variety, the 43rd edition of the Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF43) presented by Halekulani announced its jury winners and celebrated its Awards Gala Honorees at a private event held at the Halekulani Hotel. In its 2023 iteration, the organization awarded $23,500 in cash prizes to filmmakers across respective categories. HIFF43 HONOREES
October 31, 1977. Johnny Carson”s rival Jack Delroy hosts a syndicated talk show ‘Night Owls’ that has long been a trusted companion to insomniacs around the country. A year after the tragic death of Jack’s wife, ratings have plummeted. Desperate to turn his fortunes around, Jack plans a Halloween special like no other, unaware he
By popular demand, HIFF has added a 3rd screening of HAPPY SANDWICH directed by Tsukasa Kishimoto. The newly added screening is scheduled for Sunday, October 22, 8:00pm at Consolidated Kahala Theaters. Tickets will go quickly, so book them now! HAPPY SANDWICH 2023, Japan, 94 minutes Director: Tsukasa Kishimoto Producers: Masashi Otomo, Maria Otomo Set in
Art, Design and Film intersect this year at HIFF43 through the 2023 New American Perspectives program. Featuring 5 new films, 6 filmmakers, and 2 world renowned artists, this year’s program shifts focus to themes of art, design, meaning, and legacy. How does visual storytelling affect the way we assign meaning in our lives? How do
White sand beaches, crystal blue water, trendy restaurants and clubs alongside luxury beachfront property with the beach within feet of your front door. Miami is such a premier destination. But in 2017, Hurricane Irma swept through the city, causing billions of dollars in damage to these sought-after properties. Meanwhile, lower-income inland neighborhoods like Little Haiti
Bildungsroman. What the heck is that? It’s a German term that comprises of two words: Bildung which means education or formation Roman which means novel A bildungsroman is a novel of formation, education or culture. In other words, the coming-of-age story! Now, we know you’ve heard of that! It’s also a pretty universally story that
HIFF43 continues its streak of showing the very best in Asian action cinema from Japan, China and South Korea. From old school martial arts, including a documentary examining the posthumous bootleg Bruce Lee movie pipeline that flooded cinemas worldwide, to Japanese female assassins, savage samurais vying for power, and in-person tributes to action superstars Daniel