HIFF News

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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HIFF41 SERIES Section features premium television from around the world

For the first time ever, the 41st Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani (#HIFF41) has included a SERIES section to highlight the convergence of film and television series in today’s streaming world. As the world sheltered in place for well over a year and a half, binging TV series on major streamers like Netflix, …

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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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HIFF at Waimea Theater on Kauai, Nov 18-21

The 41st Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani (#HIFF41) will be heading to Kauai at the Waimea Theater from November 18-21. Highlights include new films from Okinawa (MIRACLE CITY KOZA), Japan (THE FABLE: THE KILLER WHO DOESN’T KILL), and South Korea (HOSTAGE: MISSING CELEBRITY). Another highlight is the hilarious family dreamed THE FABULOUS FILIPINO BROTHERS …

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HIFF at Consolidated Theatres Ka‘ahumanu on Maui, Nov 18-21

The 41st Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani (#HIFF41) will be heading to Maui at the Consolidated Theatres Ka‘ahumanu from November 18-21. Ranging from awards-worthy films from auteurs like  Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (DRIVE MY CAR), to encores of the Oahu Festival’s Opening and Closing Galas–WATERMAN and BELLE–and the directorial debut of actor Dante Basco (THE …

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HIFF41 In-Person Screenings at New Consolidated Kahala Theatres

HIFF41 returns in a big way by partnering with Consolidated Theatres with the majority of in-person screenings at the newly renovated and grand re-opening of Consolidated Kahala Theatres at Kahala Mall! Starting November 5th through the 14th, HIFF will be screening over 60 films, the newly refurbished and upgraded theater has been upgraded with state-of-the-art …

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