Blog - Free Films/Events

Save-the-Date: HIFF40 Awards Celebration & Brunch Pau Hana on November 29

By HIFF News | November 22, 2020

Join us for a reimagined HIFF Awards Gala! While we can’t safely gather at the red carpet this year to […]

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Interview with Kimee Balmilero about DA BREAKFAST KINE CLUB Stage Reading

By HIFF News | November 16, 2020

An ’80s classic with a Hawai’i twist: Five local high school students from Honolulu spend a Saturday in detention together […]

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HIFF40: 5 Asian American films to watch & 1 special birthday to celebrate

By HIFF News | November 14, 2020

With the focus of Asia-Pacific Rim cinema at the Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani, Asian American films are […]

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Taiwan’s John Hsu: From avid gamer to machinima maker and major film director

By HIFF News | November 12, 2020

Filmmaker John Hsu, an avid gamer, turned this hobby with his penchant for black and slapstick comedy, into a foundation […]

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HIFF XR: Join the astral plane online with STARCAST w/ VIBRATION GROUP on November 12, 6pm HST

By HIFF News | November 10, 2020

As part of this year’s HIFF XR, the Festival is honored to host a special live performance online mounted by […]

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Polynesian Voyaging Society and ʻUluʻulu presents VISIONS OF HŌKŪLEʻA film series & live panel

By HIFF News | October 31, 2020

ʻUluʻulu is Hawaiʻi’s official state archive for moving images. Located on the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu campus, the […]

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The Way Forward: Conversations about Race and Reckoning in Hawai‘i

By HIFF News | October 30, 2020

“Hawai‘i is ready to tell our own complex story of race and belonging and it signifies that we need an […]

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Here are the HIFF40 Honorees!

By HIFF News | October 28, 2020

HIFF40 presented by Halekulani (November 5-29) is honored to announce this year’s honorees: Halekulani Career Achievement Award: Ann Hui: The […]

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What’s Free at Summer Fest? Opening Pau Hana, Q&As & Newly Added Webinar about Kānaka Maoli Filmmaking

By HIFF News | August 7, 2020

[email protected] SUMMER FEST is now live! If you haven’t taken the opportunity to purchase an ALL-ACCESS PASS for just $40 […]

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HIFF Virtual Cinema: Watch these African American Films (Free for Limited Time)

By HIFF News | June 5, 2020

Many film industry supporters have come out in the past week to help fight systemic racism, advocate for police reform […]

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