in-flight programming

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF) is proud to present in-flight programming to celebrate and showcase Hawai’i’s filmmakers and locally produced short films in partnership with Hawaiian Airlines.

The HIFF-Hawaiian Airlines in flight program launched in 2018 and is available for free on over 120 transpacific Hawaiian Airlines flights, across 22 destinations. Hawaiian Airlines guests have exclusive access to complimentary short films featuring authentic and entertaining Hawai’i stories that capture the depth and richness of Hawai‘i’s culture, all in one entertaining in-flight experience. HIFF’s in-flight program spotlights the diversity of the islands, and runs the breadth of genres that are showcased at the Festival.

The winner of the annual HIFF Made in Hawai‘i Short Film Award presented by the Hawai‘i Film Office automatically qualifies, and other short films are curated by HIFF’s programming team. The HIFF & Hawaiian Airlines Made-in-Hawai‘i program showcases to audiences across the globe the best local voices, and creates a larger platform for Pacific Islander filmmakers to share their stories. With such increased access to these films, this opportunity inspires and empowers our talented community to continue to create, innovate, and push the boundaries of what the Hawaii film industry has to offer.

To view these films while flying on participating flights, simply use the in-flight entertainment portal and navigate to the HIFF In-fight section. 

As of 2024, HIFF has showcased 60 HIFF Made in Hawai‘i films on Hawaiian Airlines transpacific flights

DECEMBER 2022 - MARCH 2023
MAY 2022 - AUGUST 2022
JANUARY 2022 - APRIL 2022
JUNE 2019 - SEPTEMBER 2019
FEBRUARY 2019 - MAY 2019

Now in its 95th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaiʻi’s largest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers approximately 150 daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands, and nonstop flights between Hawaiʻi and 16 U.S. gateway cities – more than any other airline – as well as service connecting Honolulu and American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Tahiti.

Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawaiʻi. The carrier was named Hawaiʻi’s best employer by Forbes in 2022 and has topped Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best list as the No. 1 U.S. airline for the past two years. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for 18 consecutive years (2004-2021) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The airline is committed to connecting people with aloha by offering complimentary meals for all guests on transpacific routes and the convenience of no change fees on Main Cabin and Premium Cabin seats. HawaiianMiles members also enjoy flexibility with miles that never expire. As Hawai‘i’s hometown airline, Hawaiian encourages guests to Travel Pono and experience the islands safely and respectfully.

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