Programming Updates

HIFF Virtual Cinema: DRIVEWAYS w/ director Andrew Ahn (April 24-26)

We are expanding HIFF@HOME by partnering with various theatrical distributors to set up virtual limited theatrical premieres online. With cinemas shuttered by the virus outbreak, theatrical distributors are partnering with arthouse venues, film festivals and other arts organizations to reach audiences with virtual screening rooms. Join us April 24-26 for a special advanced screening of …

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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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Missed it at HIFF 2019? Watch them now on streaming or VOD

Running out of things to watch while you’re at home? Check out these top festival hits from last November’s 39th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani, available now on your favorite streaming service or on video-on-demand! Whether you missed these films at HIFF39 or you’ve been waiting to share them with friends and …

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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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Film Fest Dispatch From Sundance 2020

In HIFF Programming news, last week HIFF Staffers Director of Programming Anna Page, and Gianni Minga, Director of Partnerships, attended the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, in search of hit films for the upcoming 2020 HIFF Spring Showcase and the 40th Annual Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani. Page and Minga spent 5 film-filled days …

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