Blog - HIFF40

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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HIFF40’s Documentary Panorama: Check out these 5 compelling films

By Brandon Kubo | November 13, 2020

We are truly in a Documentary Renaissance with the proliferation of award-winning and compelling docs being distributed on multiple streaming […]

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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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HIFF40: Watch these 5 engaging films from East Asia

By Brandon Kubo | November 11, 2020

Looking for some drama filled, action packed East Asian films at HIFF40? Maybe you’re itching to watch a suspenseful thriller […]

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HIFF40: Check out these 5 Pacific Showcase gems

By Brandon Kubo | November 11, 2020

Having a hard time figuring out which films to watch? Looking for something to put you on an emotional roller […]

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HIFF Drive-In at Varsity Building this weekend with CANE FIRE & WATER LIKE FIRE

By HIFF News | November 11, 2020

HIFF comes full circle where it all began with our next HIFF Drive-In popping up at the Varsity Building in […]

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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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HIFF40: Check out these 5 festival darlings from Venice, Toronto & Cannes

By Brandon Kubo | November 10, 2020

Wanting to start your viewing queue for HIFF40 and don’t know when to start? Are you interested in seeing some […]

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FIRST VOTE: Chinese Americans and the Presidential Election

By Brandon Kubo | November 6, 2020

As the United States comes to understand the full outcome and implications of the 2020 election, we know that voters […]

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