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Features

Featured articles, opinion pieces and reviews by select HIFF staff, interns and content providers.

Q&A WITH HIFF ‘ŌPIO FEST WINNERS

Tonight at Prince Waikiki’s Summer Flix, HIFF is showcasing two award-winning student short films from this year’s ‘Ōpio Fest, followed by a feature film, TURNING RED. HIFF ‘Ōpio Fest, which took place earlier this year from April 5-7, was HIFF’s inaugural youth film festival that featured community screenings, special guests, panels, networking sessions, as well […]

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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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Geoff McFetridge & immigrant artists talk about the creative process

(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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HIFF43 x HIHumanities Film For Thought Filmmaker Discussions

“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.

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HIFF43 Announces Honorees & Jury Award Winners

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

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