Event Type: Film

GOODNIGHT OPPY

On January 24, 2004, a team of scientists and engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory watched anxiously as the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity touched down for a planned ninety-day mission.Known to the group as “Oppy,” the robot represented years of ingenuity, teamwork, and curiosity.As ninety days came and went, a strange thing happened on the …

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August | HIT THE ROAD

Panah Panahi, son and collaborator of embattled filmmaker Jafar Panahi and apprentice to Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami, makes a striking feature debut with this charming, sharp-witted, and deeply moving comic drama. Hit the Road takes the tradition of the Iranian road-trip movie and adds unexpected twists and turns. It follows a family of four – …

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ALIENOID

THIS IS A FREE MEMBER’S ONLY SCREENING: Sign in above, or become a HIFF Member to have access to great film events like this.  ALIENOID is the first in a planned series of two epic sci-fi action time-warpers. A tale of two eras, ALIENOID follows two Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) gurus seeking a legendary, time-bending blade …

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HIFF SELECTS | DONBASS

In the Donbass region of Eastern Ukraine, mid-2010s: a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by Russian-separatist gangs. In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as truth, and hatred is declared to be love. Life is suffused with fear and …

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THE TRIBULATIONS OF APPRECIATION

A mysterious scavenger hunt challenges Lei and Nate to potentially discover why their missing friend, Keo, has been gone for the past few months. While their hunt is a journey of self-discovery, hope, and resilience, will that be enough to reach their goal… to finally see Keo and find closure?

REALIZATION: A GENERATIONAL AWAKENING

Three Gen Z teens discuss their experiences with queer identity over the course of the pandemic, and what this means for us as a generation moving forward.

MEANWHILE IN PARADISE

An elderly Japanese American man reflects upon his childhood during wartime Hawai’i in this film about anti-Asian prejudice and human connection.

ALONE TOGETHER

This short film was created during the lockdown in the 4th quarter of last school year by students from the media programs at Kealakehe Intermediate School in Kona and Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kaua’i. This was a true collaborative project by 17 middle school students who worked in teams for about 5 weeks to …

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