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WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI: The Ultimate WKW Mixtape

We have invited some Wong Kar Wai super fans to discuss their love for the famed Hong Kong auteur’s work in celebration of HIFF’s virtual cinema series of WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI, a presentation of 7 digitally remastered classic films, streaming on HIFF”s streaming platform for the entire month of February. Here is a …

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WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI: Mastery of Retrospection (Guest Blog)

We have invited some Wong Kar Wai super fans to discuss their love for the famed Hong Kong auteur’s work in celebration of HIFF’s virtual cinema series of WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI, a presentation of 7 digitally remastered classic films, streaming on HIFF”s streaming platform for the entire month of February. Honolulu Museum of …

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February's HIFF SELECTS: HOPE directed by Maria Sødahl

For this month’s HIFF SELECTS, the festival programmers  are honored to present HOPE, Norway’s official entry to the Academy Awards International Film category. The second film by director Maria Sødahl, who debuted with her award-winning film LIMBO in 2010, HOPE is a tour-de-force led by powerful performances by Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgård. https://vimeo.com/486611862 …

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WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI: How (and when) I watch his quintessential films (Guest Blog)

We have invited some Wong Kar Wai super fans to discuss their love for the famed Hong Kong auteur’s work in celebration of HIFF’s virtual cinema presentation of WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI, a presentation of 7 digitally remastered classic films, streaming on HIFF”s streaming platform for the entire month of February.  This is a …

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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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HIFF HANA HOU Spotlight: Q&A with Aniston Eyre, Director of Audience Winner WAGON

WAGON, a documentary feature directed by Maui-born and raised Aniston Eyre, received the HIFF40 Documentary Audience Award. This is significant because Eyre is the first student filmmaker to win the award in the Festival’s 40 years. Now 19, Eyre is currently attending Columbia University (remotely from Maui because of the pandemic). We recently sat down …

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HIFF HANA HOU Spotlight: Best Actress Ebony McGuire for WIRUN

Within the creative confines of a classroom setting, one is expected to perform to a certain standard, while also contributing to the peer learning experience.  This becomes especially challenging when the assignment requires students to empathize with texts and search introspectively in order to form a response with substance and actual stakes. In WIRUN, lead …

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HIFF40 Recap: Inspiring Students to "Talk Story" Through Films

The visual mediums of motion picture and animation betray an illusion of seamless, life-like fluidity presented through a director’s lens. Often overlooked is the functionality of the camera as a device capturing multiple frames per second, or the sheer number of drafts an animator puts into a single frame of a scene. Films and animation …

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