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As the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, 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.

HIFF offers free youth education screenings of outstanding films that are rarely available in Hawai’i to schools providing a resource of filmmaking and storytelling to the local community. This program is open to classes grades 6 to 12 in Hawai’i.
In 2020 all screenings were held online. Classes were issued a private code to access the film’s link on HIFF’s platform where they can watch the film on their own time, in the safety of their home, prior to the Education Q&A with the selected film’s director held on a private Zoom session for the class(es).
Films for the 2021 Fall Festival will be announced in October and available to access as early as November 5 when the Fall Festival kicks off online!
Teachers may sign their class up for more than one screening. We encourage teachers to incorporate these films into their classes, and whenever possible, HIFF invites the film’s director to participate in a post-screening discussion with students. 
For any questions, please email Education Coordinator, Jen May Pastores 
To RSVP for an educational screening for your class please sign-up by October 16 at: