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HIFF NAMED OSCAR®-QUALIFYING FESTIVAL FOR SHORT FILMS

The Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani is thrilled to announce that it has been approved by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards category. Recipients of HIFF’s Best Short Film Award and HIFF’s Best Made in Hawai’i Short Film Award are now …

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Hawai‘i filmmakers share photos of FIRE OF LOVE couple from Kilauea 1988

Local filmmaker Mike May with Maurice Krafft at lava lake One of the buzziest films at this year’s HIFF Spring Showcase is the Sundance winning documentary FIRE OF LOVE from director Sara Dosa.  The film follows the lives and careers of daring French Volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft who traveled across the globe for years …

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SUBMISSION DEADLINES FOR 42nd ANNUAL HIFF FALL FESTIVAL

>>SUBMIT YOUR FILM HERE<< The 42nd Annual Hawai‘i International Film Festival Announces Film Submission Deadlines for 2022 Submissions open on February 11th, 2022 for all Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Episodic (Series), Pacific Islander Showcase Features, Pacific Islander Showcase Shorts, Made in Hawai‘i Features, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts, XR Showcase, and Hawai‘i …

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HIFF Talks @ Sundance: Sonya Childress & Sahar Driver, co-directors of COLOR CONGRESS

HIFF TALKS: The Official Podcast of the Hawai‘i International Film Festival is recorded by and for the HIFF community, we go a little beyond the normal Q&A with filmmakers on their works and interests. Starting with intention, our talks inevitably go into unexpected, spontaneous directions. Such is the life of building community with creatives with …

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Sundance 2022 Review: EVERY DAY IN KAIMUKĪ

Alika Tengan’s Every Day in Kaimukī (2022) is the first narrative feature by a Kānaka Maoli filmmaker to premiere at Sundance, but it arrives as part of a cohort of similarly unconventional features from Hawaiʻi, including Christopher Makoto Yogi’s August at Akiko’s (2018) and I Was a Simple Man (2021), and Christopher Kahunahana’s Waikiki (2020). …

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