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Our mission

Fostering Cinematic Excellence & Cultural Exchange

As the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF) endeavors to recognize new and emerging talent, promote career development and original collaborations through innovative education programs, and facilitate dynamic cultural exchange through the cinema arts.

Festival Passes

Make the most out of your festival experience by purchasing a pass with greater flexibility and benefits.

All-Access

For The Cinephile
$ 500
  • Access to ALL Screenings and Panels*
  • Early access to ticket sales
  • Personalized Festival Pass
Popular

Supporter

Movies and More
$ 900
  • All-Access benefits plus...
  • Opening Night Party Invite
  • RSVP for Reserved Seating at Screenings*

Industry Passes

For Filmmakers and Industry Peers

HIFILM Industry

Network and Learn
$ 70 non-members $100
  • 10 Free Day-of screening tickets*
  • Free Entrance to HIFILM Panels
  • Select HIFF43 events
  • HIFILM Industry Directory

ACM Student

Movie, Panels, and More!
Free Proof of ACM enrollment required
  • 5 free day-of screening tickets*
  • Invite to Metaverse events
  • Industry Panel access
  • HIFF Industry Membership ($30 value)

Neighbor Islands

Tickets to Neighbor Island Screenings are available through each of the host venues below.

10/26–10/29

Maui

Maui Arts & Culture Center

10/26–10/29

Kauaʻi

10/30–11/1

Lana‘i

The Lana‘i Theater at Hale Keaka

11/2–11/5

Hilo

Palace Theater

Programs

More Than Just Watching Movies

HIFILM Blog

UNCLE BULLY'S SURF SKOOL

Surf instructor "Uncle Bully" uses his unique approach to life (in and out of the water) along with his power of simply being present to reach and teach the minds of at-risk youth by sharing surf culture, ocean respect, and kindness with them.

NEXT GOAL WINS

Directed by Academy Award® Winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok) and based on a true story, NEXT GOAL WINS follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamously known for their brutal 31-0 loss in 2001. With the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) hoping he will turn the world’s worst soccer team around in this heartfelt underdog comedy.

Centerpiece Films @ Consolidated Ward Theatres

CONCRETE UTOPIA

Starring Korean superstars Lee Byung-hun (A BITTERSWEET LIFE, I SAW THE DEVIL) and Park Seo-joon (PARASITE, DREAM), CONCRETE UTOPIA is a top-tier disaster-thriller, searing post-apocalyptic psychological drama, and South Korea’s Official Academy Awards submission.

NYAD

NYAD tells the remarkable true story of athlete Diana Nyad who, at the age of 60 and with the help of her best friend and coach, commits to achieving her life-long dream: a 110-mile open ocean swim from Cuba to Florida.

Closing Night Film @ Consolidated Ward Theatres

THE BOY AND THE HERON

HIFF is honored to present THE BOY AND THE HERON, the highly anticipated new film from the legendary Academy Award-winning Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Japan''s celebrated animation house, Studio Ghibli, as this year''s Closing Night Film. Mahito, a young 12-year-old boy, struggles to settle in a new town after his mother''s death. However, when a talking heron informs Mahito that his mother is still alive, he enters an abandoned tower in search of her, which takes him to another world.

Full Event Calendar

2024 Events

Save the Dates

MARCH 21-28

2024 Spring Showcase

Presented by Halekulani

MARCH 21-28
OCTOBER 3-13

44th Annual Fall Festival

OCTOBER 3-13

Meet The Artist

“My work revolves around the theme and concept of Stoke. Stoke with a capital S starts on the inside. This philosophy has given me great strength and power in a world where I have little control over things. If no one can take my Stoke unless I allow them, then I am truly free. I believe that is what all human beings want – to be free of stress.

For the HIFF43 visuals and trailer, I wanted to allow the wonder and magic of the movies to guide me through the process. When movies come out, it’s such an exciting feeling and gives us something to be Stoked about.” 

Darius legg (HIFF43 Key visual and trailer Artist)

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