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HIFF Virtual Cinema: HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD starts June 26 + Director Q&A

HIFF is partnering with Well Go USA to present the Hawai‘i virtual cinema release of the multi-award winning film HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD, which recently beat PARASITE to win Best Film at the Korean Film Producer’s Association Awards. This film will be released at HIFF Virtual Cinema on Friday, June 26! HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD (2018 / 138 …

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Save-The-Date: HIFF@HOME Summer Fest is August 7-14

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-at-home policy, the HIFF Spring Showcase, which was supposed take place in April, was indefinitely postponed to a later date. After making adjustments to our program calendar and the implementation of new programs like HIFF@HOME and HIFF Virtual Cinema, we are happy to announce that we have rescheduled the …

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HIFF Virtual Cinema: FREE Screening of AUGUST AT AKIKO'S + Live Q&A w/ director Christopher Makoto Yogi

HIFF is honored to host a return engagement of the Hawai‘i made and award winning film AUGUST AT AKIKO’S, the feature film directorial debut of Christopher Makoto Yogi and starring avant grade musician Alex Zhang Hungtai, two local boys who are making waves in their respective creative fields. You can view the film, FOR FREE, …

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HIFF Apparel for sale as part of Grove Hawaii Pandemic Support

HIFF is participating with Grove Hawaii and their special Pandemic Support program. COVID-19 has been devastating for small businesses and non-profits, and Grove Hawaii is supporting local organizations to produce and sell apparel, with $12 from each shirt sold going directly to HIFF. Online orders only with FREE SHIPPING in Hawai‘i and the rest of …

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Vote for your favorite HIFF T-Shirt Design

  As we all shelter-in-place, the Hawai‘i International Film Festival’s HIFF@HOME and HIFF VIRTUAL CINEMA has keep our cinema-loving audiences connected with award winning, independent, and global cinema from the comfort and safety of home. To highlight this shared experience, we have something special in the works but we need your help!  We have four HIFF-centric T-shirt …

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HIFF Virtual Cinema: Stay home, stay healthy, watch movies and support us

Due to the COVID19 pandemic and “shelter-at-home” policies, we had to postpone the April HIFF Spring Showcase. Hence, we successfully launched HIFF@HOME, presenting “Best of HIFF” short films online and for free. We have now entered our next phase of programming and are pleased to present new independent arthouse films, including theatrical runs of past HIFF …

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Vilcek Foundation and HIFF Co-Star to Present New Perspectives

For over 10 years, the Vilcek Foundation has partnered with the Hawai’i International Film Festival to bring innovative programs to audiences on Oahu. The Hawai’i International Film Festival’s commitment to being a platform to elevate diversity in art, film, and culture resonates deeply with the Vilcek Foundation’s mission and vision: to celebrate and share the …

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HIFF@HOME: See "Best of HIFF" Short Films online and for free starting April 3

The far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the independent filmmaking ecosystem, canceling film festivals worldwide and preventing audiences from building community through cinema. That is why we are launching HIFF@HOME to bring the film festival to you. HIFF@HOME is a specially curated program of short films, which will be available to view online …

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Film Fest Dispatch From Berlinale 2020

HIFF’s Director of Programming, Anna Page just recently returned from the Berlin Film Festival, a.k.a. Berlinale, continuing the festival’s programming trips to look for the best in international cinema to bring back to Hawai‘i. Below is her report. Despite the cold weather and the coronavirus concerns, the 2020 Berlin Film Festival (also known as the Berlinale) …

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