HIFF News

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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New Deep Blue Environmental Shorts Award

Presented by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), the Deep Blue Environmental Shorts Award and a $5,000 cash prize will be awarded to the best short film focusing on an environmental topic and/or theme. Short films that cover ocean- or water-based environmental topics and/or a Powering the Blue Economy™ theme, which …

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FREE HIFF SCREENINGS: MADE IN HAWAI‘I SHORTS & AFTER YANG

FREE SCREENING: MADE IN HAWAI‘I SHORTS Consolidated Theatres Kapolei – Feb 18th, 6 PM To help kick off the reopening of the newly renovated Consolidated Theatres Kapolei, we are hosting a special hana hou screening of our Made In Hawai‘i Shorts Program 1: ALA MOANA BOYS, KA HO‘I – THE RETURN, RIVER OF SMALL GODS, …

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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: 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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HIFF41 Audience Awards Announcement

The votes have been tabulated and the audience has spoken. Here are the HIFF41 Audience Award winners presented by Hawaii News Now.       The HIFF41 Audience Award winners were officially announced on Hawaii News Now. You can view the broadcast announcement here.  HIFF41 Jury Award winners were announced during the HIFF Awards Gala …

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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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Sterlin Harjo & Indigenous Filmmakers Spotlight at HIFF41

November is American Indian Heritage Month and its only apropos that we celebrate the works of First Nations filmmakers, including Pasifika and Kanaka Maoli artists, at #HIFF41. We continue our annual partnership with Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) with PACIFIC SHOWCASE, presenting new features and shorts from Pacific Islander filmmakers, as well as Hawaiian filmmaking …

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