Programming Updates

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 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 Neighbor Islands Schedule (November 18-21)

The 41st Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani (#HIFF41) will also be heading to Maui, Kauai and Hawai‘i Island in Hilo from November 18-21. Over 25 films will be screening on three different islands, ranging from awards-worthy films from auteurs like Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG) and Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (DRIVE MY CAR), …

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The 41st annual Hawai’i International Film Festival Lineup

  HIFF41 presented by Halekulani: In-theaters Nov 4-14 on Oahu, Nov 18-21 on Neighbor Islands & Streaming Nationwide Nov 4-28 // The program includes 123 features, 100 shorts, and for the first time ever, a new episodic series program. Among the lineup are 139 Hawai’i premieres, 34 world premieres, 21 US premieres, and 11 international …

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HIFF presents Hawai‘i made short films at Aloha Drive-In

Aloha Drive-In Movies screenings are back! The popular drive-in event is presenting two films every Friday and Saturday at Ala Moana Center all through February. Both films presented each night share a theme–i.e. “Black History Month: We Need A Hero” for SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE and BLACK PANTHER on February 5 and BILL & TED’S …

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HoMA partners with Sundance Film Festival 2021 to present free virtual programs to support Hawai‘i films

HIFF is honored to support the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA), the official #SatelliteScreen partner for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. This year, we celebrate a major milestone for Hawaiʻi cinema: for the first time, two Hawaiʻi films have been selected for the Festival—THIS IS THE WAY WE RISE directed  Ciara Lacy, which world premiered …

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FYC: Watch award-winning KAPAEMAHU on HIFF Streaming Service through February 20

We are honored to provide a special for-your-consideration (aka FYC) screening of KAPAEMAHU, which won the HIFF40 Made in Hawai‘i Award for Best Animated Film, and is currently short listed for Academy Award consideration in the Best Animated Short category. In the long and storied history of the Academy Awards, Hollywood and the entertainment industry …

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RSVP for free virtual screening of MINARI + Q&A moderated by Sandra Oh on January 13 to celebrate Korean American Day

On Wednesday, January 13, celebrate Korean American Day with the cast & crew of MINARI. This special virtual screening will be followed by a conversation moderated by Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh (KILLING EVE). Join us for this special advance screening and Q&A for MINARI, in this special return engagement after the Hawai‘i premiere as …

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