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RSVP for free virtual screening of MINARI + Q&A moderated by Sandra Oh on January 13 to celebrate Korean American Day

By HIFF News | January 8, 2021

On Wednesday, January 13, celebrate Korean American Day with the cast & crew of MINARI. This special virtual screening will […]

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HIFF40 Recap: Film For Thought

By Nathan Lim | December 20, 2020

Tuning in to Zoom calls of casually dressed film directors, sharing laughter and conversation with HIFF staff members portrayed these […]

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HIFF40 Recap: Inspiring Students to “Talk Story” Through Films

By Nathan Lim | November 30, 2020

The visual mediums of motion picture and animation betray an illusion of seamless, life-like fluidity presented through a director’s lens. […]

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Celebrate Bruce Lee’s 80th birthday with BE WATER free screening + panel on November 27

By Nathan Lim | November 26, 2020

Twenty-six karate students circle the lone man. Hands flared open as he adjusts his wide striking stance, his eyes dart […]

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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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