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2022 Hawaiʻi Youth Social Justice Film Fest

Hawai‘i Women in Films presents: 2022 Hawaiʻi Youth Social Justice Film Fest Through its roster of films produced during this year’s Social Justice themed youth filmmaking programs,  the Fest will spark conversations on pressing topics impacting our communities. The Festival will run Saturday, December 10, 2022 and Sunday, December 11, 2022. We have two programs. …

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HOCCI @ HIFF42: THE WIND AND THE RECKONING is epic, emotional, and authentic

THE WIND AND THE RECKONING was the Opening Night Film for the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani. The film is currently in commercial release.  The powerhouse duo, Jason Scott Lee and Lindsay Watson, take part in a masterpiece by bringing to light the incredible Hawaiian story of Koʻolau and Piʻilani with THE …

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HOCCI @ HIFF42: THE WIND AND THE RECKONING Review

THE WIND AND THE RECKONING was the Opening Night Film for the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani. The film is currently in commercial release.  Filmed in just 16 days during a worldwide pandemic, THE WIND AND THE RECKONING is a film I’ve anticipated for over a year. I first heard of it …

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HIFF42 GREEN SCREEN Films & New Shorts Competition

HIFF42’s annual GREEN SCREEN presented by the HEI Charitable Foundation highlights new fiction and non-fiction features and short films that embed the urgent and critical theme of the climate crisis across a large swath of storytelling and genres; From animation zero carbon footprint in fashion to political protests led by First Peoples against post-colonialist governments, …

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HIFF42 & Bishop Museum Outdoor Screenings Under the Stars

HIFF42 and Bishop Museum are partnering to present two new Hawaiian feature films “under the stars” at the historic museum’s signature event venue, the Great Lawn, on November 3rd and 4th. These HIFF42 screenings at Bishop Museum are made possible with support from Engaging The Senses Foundation. On Thursday, November 3rd, HIFF screens THE WIND …

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HIFF Talks @ Sundance: More Filmmaker Interviews including Alika Maikau Tengan (EVERY DAY IN KAIMUKI)

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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HIFF Launches First Film Production MAKAWALU

Project Will Incubate and Support Eight Native Hawaiian Filmmakers In the Production of One Collaborative Feature Film (November 15, 2021) Honolulu, HI — The Hawai’i International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani announced today the launch of MAKAWALU, HIFF’s first production project that will bring eight kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian) directors together to make one …

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HIFF41 Announces Festival Award Winners

Hawai‘i International Film Festival Announces Festival Award Winners Best Made in Hawai’i Feature – I WAS A SIMPLE MAN, directed by Christopher Makoto Yogi Best Made in Hawai’i Short – RIVER OF SMALL GODS, Directed by Bradley Tangonan Kau Ka Hōkū Grand Jury Award Winner – DARK RED FOREST, Directed by Jin Huaqing HIFF Best …

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FREE Films/Events at HIFF41 includes XR, Bishop Museum ‘Ohana Day, Keiki Films & HIFF Talks

As a non-profit, cultural organization, HIFF’s mission is to be as inclusive as possible for film enthusiasts, from keiki to seniors, to be engaged, entertained and inspired. Every year, the Festival offers a myriad of film screenings, family-friendly content, panels and workshops and a major XR showcase ALL FOR FREE. All in all, HIFF41 presents …

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HIFF at Hilo Palace Theater on Big Island, Nov 18-21

The 41st Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani (#HIFF41) will be heading to the Big Island of Hawai‘i at the Hilo Palace Theater from November 18-21. Highlights include new films from Okinawa (MIRACLE CITY KOZA), New Zealand (HIGH TIDE DON’T HIDE), as well as from legendary auteurs like Jane Campion with THE POWER OF …

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