HIFF41 PROGRAM GUIDE

Box Office opens Oct 15th for HIFF OHANA Members and Oct 18th for the General Public.

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    United States
    7 DAYS
    New American Perspectives
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    Ravi (Karan Soni) and Rita (Geraldine Viswanathan) meet on a date arranged by their Indian...
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    Japan
    A BALANCE
    Spotlight on Japan
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    When a sensational news story hits the headlines about a student's suicide after alleged assault...
  • United States
    A BOY'S JOURNEY: CROSSING THE ALENUIHAHA CHANNEL
    Student Showcase
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    On August 6, 2020, eleven-year-old Bobo Gallagher became the first person ever to cross the...
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    Iran
    A HERO
    Panorama
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    Does a good deed ever go unpunished? A master at weaving pristinely entangled webs that...
  • Japan,United States
    A LIFE IN PIECES: THE DIARY AND LETTERS OF STANLEY...
    HIFF XR Showcase
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    This experience will be FREE to the public and will be available in-person at the...
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    French Polynesia
    A MOMENT WITH THE ARTIST TIM MCKENNA
    Surf Cinema
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    Located at the southern tip of the island of Tahiti, the "Te Pari" a preserved...
  • United States
    A NICKNAME
    Panorama Shorts
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    Breaking the fourth wall, Sean tells the true child- hood story of how he came...
  • ACM UHM Showcase
    ACM UHM Showcase
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    PLAYS WITH: AGAPE | Directors: Justin Kimata, Christian Lee BLOOM | Director: Desirene Gamboa DAY AND NIGHT |...
  • United States
    AGAPE
    ACM UHM Showcase
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    A gay college student reveals to her queer best friend that she has developed faith...
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    Kyrgyzstan
    ALA KACHUU - TAKE AND RUN
    Panorama Shorts
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    Sezim (19) wants to fulfil her dream of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she...
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    United States
    ALA MOANA BOYS
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
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    Blamed for a crime they did not commit, five young men in 1930s Hawai'i must...
  • Japan,Vietnam
    ALONG THE SEA
    Kau Ka Hōkū Award Nominee, Spotlight on Japan
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    ALONG THE SEA follows three Vietnamese women in their early 20s, Phuong, An, and Nhu....
  • AMERICANISH
    United States
    AMERICANISH
    New American Perspectives
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    In Jackson Heights, Queens, three young muslim women navigate the consistent and sometimes conflicting demands...
  • China
    ANIMA
    Kau Ka Hōkū Award Nominee, Spotlight on China
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    From newcomer Cao Jinling comes the stunningly beautiful and hauntingly resonant ANIMA. A family drama,...
  • Hong Kong SAR China
    ANITA
    Spotlight on Hong Kong
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    HIFF is proud to present the US Premiere of the long awaited ANITA, a biopic...
  • Australia
    ARAATIKA! RISE UP
    Indigenous Lens, Pacific Showcase
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    Despite their extensive legacy within the pan-Pacific rugby community, the Australian national team had one...
  • Japan
    ARC
    Spotlight on Japan
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    If humans could live forever, should we? Does life have meaning without death? Melding human...
  • United States
    ARCADE
    Filmmaker In Focus: Albert Pyun
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    Alex Manning and her friends  decide to visit the local video arcade known as “Dante’s...
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    United States
    AREA 77
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
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    A young man is living his best life in a restricted forest area, together with...
  • United States
    ATOMIC COVER-UP
    Documentary Panorama
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    ATOMIC COVER-UP is the first documentary to explore the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in...
  • United States
    AUPUNI
    Student Showcase
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    A short documentary about the history of Aupuni Space, the community that has formed around...
  • United States
    AVERAGE
    Student Showcase
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    What happens if you’re just average?
  • Canada
    AWAKEN THE GIANTS: SINISTERIA VR
    HIFF XR Showcase
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    This experience will be FREE to the public and will be available in-person at the...
  • United States
    BALLISTIC
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
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    Ryan Watanabe, a local Japanese American skateboarder who works at a hotel in Waikiki, receives...
  • United States
    BAM BAM CRASH
    Student Showcase
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    In this animated short a space otter sings of finding a match.
  • BARAGAKI
    Japan
    BARAGAKI: UNBROKEN SAMURAI
    Asian Cinerama, Spotlight on Japan
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    Veteran director and HIFF-fan favorite Masato Harada is back with his most action-packed samurai epic...
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    India,United States
    BAREFOOT EMPRESS
    Documentary Panorama Shorts
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    96-year-old Karthiyani Amma lived a life sweeping temples in India. Decades later she broke with...
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    Japan
    BELLE
    Closing Night Film
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    From celebrated Oscar®-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, creator of MIRAI, WOLF CHILDREN, SUMMER...
  • United Kingdom
    BEND
    Panorama Shorts
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    Maggie's encounter with the father of the boy who assaulted her teenage daughter tests her...
  • BIG ORANGE FISH
    HIFF XR Showcase
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    This experience will be FREE to the public and will be available in-person at the...
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    Australia,United States
    BIGGER THAN ME
    Surf Cinema
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    BIGGER THAN ME is a female coming-of-age film about the complexity of being a girl...
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    United States
    BLOOM
    ACM UHM Showcase
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    Summer has begun, but one flower at the edge of a field of blooming flowers...
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    United States
    BLUE COOLER
    Keiki Shorts, Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
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    BLUE COOLER captures small moments of life in Hawai‘i through a montage of richly painted...
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    United States
    BLUSH
    Keiki Shorts
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    "Blush" follows the journey of a stranded horticulturist-astronaut's chances for survival after he crash lands...
  • United States
    BONFIRE
    HIFF XR Showcase
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    This experience will be FREE to the public and will be available in-person at the...
  • Taiwan ROC
    BORN TO BE HUMAN
    Spotlight on Taiwan
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    In Lily Ni's directorial debut, a young Taiwanese boy, Shi-Nan, suddenly has stomach cramps, and...
  • United States
    BR0K3N
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
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    Br0k3n is a short film about mental illness and its startling effects. Candace is a...
  • United States
    BREONNA'S GARDEN
    HIFF XR Showcase
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    This experience will be FREE to the public and will be available in-person NOV 20...
  • United States
    BRUISED
    Panorama
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    Halle Berry makes her directorial debut while starring as a washed-up MMA fighter struggling for...
  • United States
    BURNOUT.
    Student Showcase
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    As the school year comes to a close, a high school student finds themselves struggling...
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    United States
    C'MON C'MON
    Panorama
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    Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew (Woody Norman) forge a tenuous but transformational relationship...
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    Colombia
    CALL OF THE HEART
    Green Screen, Green Screen Shorts
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    In the deep belief that their region is the "Heart of the World", the leaders...
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    United States
    CAPTAIN AMERICA
    Filmmaker In Focus: Albert Pyun
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    Long ago, Steve Rogers was a true American hero, a brave super soldier created by...
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    United States
    CASHBACK
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
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    On her last night of work, a pregnant theater manager and her longtime employee discover...
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    South Korea
    CASUALLY, FOR THE WORSE
    Spotlight on Korea Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Ryeo-won wants to distance herself from Baek-young, a boyish girl. Baek-young wants to get along...
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    United States
    CAT DADDIES
    Documentary Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    David Giovanni is living on the streets of New York, determined to stay together with...
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    United States
    CATCH THE FAIR ONE
    Indigenous Lens, Panorama
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    In this absorbing revenge thriller executive produced by Darren Aronofsky, a Native American woman embarks...
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    Australia
    CITIZENS OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
    Green Screen, Green Screen Shorts
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    This documentary follows the work of a team of scientists, explorers and conservationists as they...
  • United States
    CLOSING THE DISTANCE
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    It's 2022 and the COVID pandemic has forced the continuation of online school indefinitely. Kayla,...
  • Japan
    COME BACK ANYTIME
    Eat. Drink. Film.
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    Masamoto Ueda runs a small ramen shop in Tokyo. He keeps his menu simple yet...
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    United States
    CROSSINGS
    Film For Thought
    anemptytextlline
    The Demilitarized Zone separating South and North Korea is the Cold War's last remaining barrier....
  • United States
    CYBORG
    Filmmaker In Focus: Albert Pyun
    anemptytextlline
    In a future beset by chaos and violence, mercenary Gibson Rickenbacker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is...
  • China
    DARK RED FOREST
    Kau Ka Hōkū Award Nominee, Spotlight on China
    anemptytextlline
    For six months out of the year, thousands of Tibetan nuns of all ages hike...
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    France
    DAUGHTERS OF THE WAVES
    Indigenous Lens, Pacific Showcase, Surf Cinema
    anemptytextlline
    The ocean is at the heart of Tahitian culture, spiritual beliefs and everyday life. It...
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    United States
    DAY AND NIGHT
    ACM UHM Showcase
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    The fiery and stubborn, Apolaki, tries to take the Earth for himself, not wanting to...
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    New Zealand
    DISRUPT
    Pacific Showcase, Pacific Showcase Shorts
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    When a burglary goes wrong, a drug addict must choose between his family and his...
  • Documentary Panorama Shorts
    Documentary Panorama Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    PLAYS WITH: BAREFOOT EMPRESS | Director: Vikas Khanna EAGLES | Directors: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre F1-100 | Director:...
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    United States
    DOLLMAN
    Filmmaker In Focus: Albert Pyun
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    Brick Bardo is a hard-boiled detective from outer space who is forced to land on...
  • Hong Kong SAR China
    DRIFTING
    Asian Cinerama, Spotlight on Hong Kong
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    Fai (Francis Ng), a homeless man recently released from prison, finds his old friends on...
  • Japan
    DRIVE MY CAR
    Spotlight on Japan
    anemptytextlline
    Ryûsuke Hamaguchi cements his status among Japan's most talented directors with a sprawling yet intimate...
  • United States
    DROWNING
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    This short film portraying the multiple crises facing our ocean was created by three students...
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    United States
    EAGLES
    Documentary Panorama Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Along the southern desert border in Arizona, it is estimated that only one out of...
  • Eat. Drink. Film. Shorts
    Eat. Drink. Film. Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    PLAYS WITH: LITTLE FISH NO PLACE LIKE KASAMA PHOENIX BAKERY: SWEETS FOR THE SWEET TANAGOKORO: A CULINARY PORTRAIT
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    United States
    ESCAPE VELOCITY
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    To overcome writer's block and finish her horror film, an aspiring occultist finds isolation deep...
  • Japan
    ETERNALLY YOUNGER THAN THOSE IDIOTS
    Spotlight on Japan
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    Horigai is more than eager to finish her college career and begin her new job...
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    United States
    F1-100
    Documentary Panorama Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Video, illustration, and animation are combined in this intimate portrait of an international art student...
  • United States
    FACELESS
    Documentary Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    In the summer of 2019, two million Hong Kong citizens took to the streets, put...
  • South Korea
    FANNING
    Spotlight on Korea Shorts
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    On a hot summer day, Haedam, who is blind, calls a repair engineer to fix...
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    FILM FOR THOUGHT: IN CONVERSATION WITH DEANN BORSHAY LIEM |...
    Film For Thought, HIFF Talks
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    This event is FREE and will be presented LIVE via the HIFF Facebook Page and...
  • FILM FOR THOUGHT: IN CONVERSATION WITH GEMMA CUBERO DEL BARRIO...
    Film For Thought, HIFF Talks
    anemptytextlline
    This event is FREE and will be presented LIVE via the HIFF Facebook Page and...
  • FILM FOR THOUGHT: IN CONVERSATION WITH JAKE WACHTEL | KARMALINK
    Film For Thought, HIFF Talks
    anemptytextlline
    This event is FREE and will be presented LIVE via the HIFF Facebook Page and...
  • HIGH TIDE
    FILM FOR THOUGHT: IN CONVERSATION WITH THE REBEL FILM COLLECTIVE...
    Film For Thought, HIFF Talks
    anemptytextlline
    This event is FREE and will be presented LIVE via the HIFF Facebook Page and...
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    New Zealand
    FIRE IN THE WATER, FIRE IN THE SKY
    Pacific Showcase, Pacific Showcase Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    To live is to dance. Tia has always survived - but in turn she has...
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    United States
    FISHPOND: LOKO I‘A
    Green Screen, Indigenous Lens, Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    On the remote Hawai‘ian island of Molokai during the Covid-19 pandemic, an ancient fishpond brings...
  • Denmark,France,Norway,Sweden,United States
    FLEE
    Documentary Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    One of the most riveting and captivating films of the year, with breathtaking animation, FLEE...
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    Canada
    FOOD FOR THE REST OF US
    Green Screen, Indigenous Lens
    anemptytextlline
    Recent social movement campaigns such as #BlackLivesMatter, #IdleNoMore, and #TimesUp are often notable for focusing...
  • United States
    FOOTPRINT
    Student Showcase
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    A work of experimental storytelling, the film Footprint follows the mind of a young man...
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    Canada
    FROM EARTH TO SKY
    Documentary Panorama, Indigenous Lens
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    Seven diverse Indigenous architects from North America express the vitality of Indigenous architecture through process,...
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    United States
    FROM HERE
    Panorama Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Korean American Jess is stricken with the news of an anti-Asian hate crime. Going about...
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    United States
    GALAPAGOS
    Green Screen, Green Screen Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Expecting one of the last pristine paradises on earth, a group of young filmmakers discovers...
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    South Korea
    GEORGIA
    Spotlight on Korea Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Based on a true story. When the police refuse to investigate their daughter's alleged suicide,...
  • Japan
    GIFT OF FIRE
    Spotlight on Japan
    anemptytextlline
    During World War II, the Japanese government commissions a young scientist named Shu to research...
  • Australia
    GIRLS CAN'T SURF
    Surf Cinema
    anemptytextlline
    Set in the peroxide fluoro circus of 80's surfing, GIRLS CAN'T SURF follows the trailblazing...
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    United States
    GONE CAMPING
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Lei, a painfully awkward tween, is dying to go to a sleepover tonight filled with...
  • South Korea
    GOOD DEAL
    Spotlight on Korea
    anemptytextlline
    A once promising baseball star is constantly hunted by two hitmen when a young boy...
  • Green Screen Shorts
    Green Screen Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    PLAYS WITH: CALL OF THE HEART | Director: Harun Guler CITIZENS OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF |...
  • China
    GUIDANCE
    Spotlight on China
    anemptytextlline
    In the not-too-distant future, humanity slowly rebuilds itself a decade after The Great War. Believing...
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    South Korea
    HAIRY MONSTER
    Spotlight on Korea Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Soyeong, an aspiring screenwriter who still lives with her mother, finds her mother's boyfriend Ungseop's...
  • Hong Kong SAR China
    HAND ROLLED CIGARETTE
    Spotlight on Hong Kong
    anemptytextlline
    Wong Kar Wai's CHUNGKING EXPRESS introduced audiences to the neon-slick world of Chungking Mansions, portrayed...
  • United States
    HBA ANIMATION CLASS
    Student Showcase
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    A film produced by Hawai‘i Baptist Academy Animation class students. The students learned how to...
  • United States
    HE KAU HEAHEA A HI‘IAKA
    Green Screen, Green Screen Shorts, Pacific Showcase, Pacific Showcase Shorts
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    Created and featured in the 2021 Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest, this is a story...
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    South Korea
    HEAVEN: TO THE LAND OF HAPPINESS
    Asian Cinerama, Spotlight on Korea
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    Director Im Sang-soo (THE HOUSEMAID) returns with his most endearing and heartfelt film to date....
  • HIFF TALKS: DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
    HIFF Talks
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    This event is FREE to attend and will be presented LIVE via the HIFF Facebook...
  • HIFF TALKS: FILM FESTIVAL UNDERCOVER, A STRATEGY WORKSHOP FOR FILMMAKERS...
    HIFF Talks
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    This event is FREE and will be presented LIVE via the HIFF Facebook page and...
  • HIFF TALKS: GREEN SCREEN PANEL DISCUSSION
    Green Screen, HIFF Talks
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    This event is FREE to attend and will be presented LIVE via the HIFF Facebook...
  • HIFF TALKS: IN CONVERSATION WITH DANA LEDOUX MILLER
    HIFF Talks
    anemptytextlline
    This event is FREE and will be presented LIVE via the HIFF Facebook Page and...
  • HIFF TALKS: STORM LAKE WITH CIVIL BEAT
    HIFF Talks
    anemptytextlline
    This event is FREE and will be presented LIVE via the HIFF Facebook Page and...
  • HIFF TALKS: THE ACTOR'S JOURNEY
    HIFF Talks
    anemptytextlline
    This event is FREE to attend and will be presented LIVE via the HIFF Facebook...
  • HIFF TALKS: THE PANTHERS Panel Discussion
    HIFF Talks, Indigenous Lens, Pacific Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    This event is FREE to attend and will be presented LIVE via the HIFF Facebook...
  • Taiji Tarasaki KAIMANA
    United States
    HIFF41 AND TAIJI TERASAKI PRESENT: KAIMANA
    anemptytextlline
    THIS EVENT IS INCLUDED WITH BISHOP MUSEUM ENTRANCE Bishop Museum Great Lawn November 5 - 28, 2021 Hawai'i-based...
  • HIFF41 OHANA DAY AT BISHOP MUSEUM
    Keiki Shorts
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    THIS EVENT IS INCLUDED WITH BISHOP MUSEUM ENTRANCE On SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH, join HIFF and the...
  • HIGH TIDE
    New Zealand
    HIGH TIDE, DON'T HIDE
    Film For Thought, Green Screen
    anemptytextlline
    Teens have been the leaders of far-reaching, rebellious movements for all of history. From Joan...
  • United States
    HOMESICK
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    A teenage boy embarks on a journey alone from South Korea to America to study...
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    United States
    HONOLULU'S NAUGHTIEST NIGHTCLUB OWNER
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
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    This short biographical documentary is about former Honolulu nightclub owner Jack Cione. During the 1960's...
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    South Korea
    HOSTAGE: MISSING CELEBRITY
    Spotlight on Korea
    anemptytextlline
    One of the biggest Korean hits of the year, HIFF is thrilled to present HOSTAGE:...
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    Guam
    HOW TO CATCH A TAOTAOMONA
    Keiki Shorts, Pacific Showcase, Pacific Showcase Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    An overlooked boy tries to convince his skeptical friends to capture a mythological figure in...
  • United States
    ʻIKE ʻĀINA: A SENSE OF PLACE
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    This virtual huakaʻi is created by four of our spring 2021 Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club...
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    United States
    I AM A PLASTIC
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    I AM A PLASTIC is an experimental film featuring Richard Hamasaki's amplified poetry soundtrack interwoven...
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    United States
    I WAS A SIMPLE MAN
    Centerpiece Film, Kau Ka Hōkū Award Nominee, Made In Hawai‘i
    anemptytextlline
    Ghosts become flesh and blood, and the living learn to die in I WAS A...
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    United States
    I WILL BE YOUR BREATH
    ACM UHM Showcase, Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Throughout I Will Be Your Breath, Kamahina learns about her great-grandmother and what she had...
  • ICEBOX
    Surf Cinema
    anemptytextlline
    Love brought Australian expat Joel Stevenson (47) to the opposite side of the world. When...
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    United States
    IN THE LIGHT
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    A visit in the woods.
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    Canada
    IN THE SHADOW OF THE PINES
    Documentary Panorama Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    In the Shadow of the Pines is an animated short documentary about a difficult father-daughter...
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    South Korea
    INTERPRETING HYUN-JU
    Spotlight on Korea Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Seonyeong, who is an elementary school teacher, cares about Hyeonju who is always alone. Seonyeong...
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    Canada
    ISLANDS
    Kau Ka Hōkū Award Nominee, Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    Joshua, a timid, middle-aged Filipino immigrant in Canada has lived in the comfort of his...
  • Japan
    IT'S A SUMMER FILM!
    Spotlight on Japan
    anemptytextlline
    Hadashi aka "Barefoot" is a samurai cinema-obsessed Japanese high school teen who feels alienated from...
  • Japan
    ITO
    Spotlight on Japan
    anemptytextlline
    High school student Ito lives in rural Aomori prefecture in northern Japan. Teased at school...
  • New Zealand
    JAMES & ISEY
    Indigenous Lens, Pacific Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    Ahead of her 100th birthday, Isey and her devoted son James prepare for the party...
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    South Korea
    JANGMI
    Spotlight on Korea Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Jangmi , Insook, Choong Sik three friends go on a trip. Jangmi wants to have...
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    United States
    JOCKEY
    Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    Clifton Collins Jr. stars as a middle-aged jockey whose last shot at glory is complicated...
  • South Korea,United States
    JUNHO
    Spotlight on Korea
    anemptytextlline
    When a rising young Korean stage actor, Junho, finds himself embroiled in a terrible scandal,...
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    United States
    KA HO‘I - THE RETURN
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    In "Ka Ho'i", an aging Hawai‘ian War Veteran grapples with the nightmares of his past,...
  • United States
    KA MO‘OPUNA I KE ALO, THE GRANDCHILD IN THE PRESENCE
    Indigenous Lens, Pacific Showcase, Pacific Showcase Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    “Ka moʻopuna i ke alo, The grandchild in the presence” is a short documentary honoring...
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    Canada
    KALINGA (CARE)
    Documentary Panorama Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    At the age of six, director Kent Donguines' mother left him and his family to...
  • Cambodia,United States
    KARMALINK
    Film For Thought, Southeast Asian Showcase
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    Growing up in the slums of Phnom Penh, Leng Heng has learned about the reality...
  • Keiki Shorts
    Keiki Shorts
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    The Keiki Shorts Program will be available online for FREE, and will also be screened...
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    South Korea
    KIM MIN-YOUNG OF THE REPORT CARD
    Spotlight on Korea
    anemptytextlline
    Jung-hee and Min-young are best friends about to graduate high school. They disband their acrostic...
  • KIN THEORY: INDIGENOUS MEDIA CONNECTIONS ACROSS PASIFIKA AND BEYOND
    HIFF Talks, Indigenous Lens
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    This event is FREE to attend and will be presented LIVE via the HIFF Facebook...
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    Hong Kong SAR China
    LAN YU (4K RESTORATION)
    Spotlight on Hong Kong
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    It's 1988 in Beijing, and domineering businessman Chen Handong (Hu Jun) lives a life of...
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    United States
    LAST HAWAIIAN SUGAR
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    12-year-old Nua navigates the changing world using her connection to the land as Maui's lone...
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    United States
    LAST NIGHT
    ACM UHM Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    A blossoming of romance in one night.
  • Japan
    LAST OF THE WOLVES
    Spotlight on Japan
    anemptytextlline
    An homage to the 80s and 90s golden age of yakuza films, LAST OF THE...
  • United States
    LEEWARD DRIVE-INN
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    A short documentary on Leeward Drive Inn located in Waipahu, Hawai‘i.
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    United States
    LIFE BELOW WATER
    Green Screen, Green Screen Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Life Below Water provides a bleak glimpse into the current state of our oceans where...
  • LIMBO
    China,Hong Kong SAR China
    LIMBO
    Spotlight on China, Spotlight on Hong Kong
    anemptytextlline
    From director Soi Cheang, comes the biggest Hong Kong Chinese action crime thriller of the...
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    Taiwan ROC
    LISTEN BEFORE YOU SING
    Spotlight on Taiwan
    anemptytextlline
    Budget cuts and a small student body cause Jiu Pu Elementary to be threatened with...
  • hero image
    United States
    LITTLE FISH
    Eat. Drink. Film. Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    A pioneer of sustainable cooking decides to close his popular restaurant and pursue a new...
  • LONG DAY
    South Korea
    LONG DAY
    Spotlight on Korea
    anemptytextlline
    Over the course of a single day in four vignettes, a group of interconnected artists,...
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    United States
    LOVE AND FURY
    Documentary Panorama, Indigenous Lens
    anemptytextlline
    Films made from the outside that celebrate art made by modern Indigenous peoples, have a...
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    United States
    MAD GOD
    Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    MAD GOD is a jaw-dropping animated journey into madness, birthed by FX titan Phil Tippett....
  • Made In Hawaii Shorts Program 1
    anemptytextlline
    PLAYS WITH: ALA MOANA BOYS DIRECTOR: Keli'i Grace KA HO'I - THE RETURN DIRECTOR: Mitchel Viernes RIVER OF SMALL GODS DIRECTOR:...
  • Made In Hawaii Shorts Program 2
    anemptytextlline
    Plays with: AREA 77 (In Theaters: Hilo, Kaua‘i Only & Online) DIRECTOR: Vegard Bye CASHBACK (In Theaters: O‘ahu,...
  • Made In Hawaii Shorts Program 3
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    PLAYS WITH: FISHPOND: LOKO I'A DIRECTOR: Leah  Warshawski HONOLULU'S NAUGHTIEST NIGHTCLUB OWNER DIRECTOR: Rick Quan NO MAN IS AN ISLAND DIRECTOR:...
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    United States
    MAHÅLANG
    Indigenous Lens, Pacific Showcase, Pacific Showcase Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Chamorro Filipino choreographer and dancer Caili Quan pays tribute to the family and culture on...
  • United States
    MĀLAMALAMA - LIGHT OF KNOWLEDGE
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    This film follows a young Native Hawaiian woman as she shares common struggles related to...
  • United States
    MALASADA COUPLE
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    A couple who makes malasadas in central Maui and the importance of keeping the old...
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    United States
    MALIHINI
    Indigenous Lens, Pacific Showcase, Pacific Showcase Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    An introspective look into Hawai‘ian identity and living on the mainland, filmmaker Ha'aheo Auwae-Dekker uses...
  • MANZANAR
    United States
    MANZANAR, DIVERTED: WHEN WATER BECOMES DUST
    Green Screen, Indigenous Lens
    anemptytextlline
    Many have heard of Manzanar, California as a space where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during...
  • United States
    MARVELOUS AND THE BLACK HOLE
    Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    Sammy (newcomer Miya Cech in a heartfelt performance) is struggling to cope with the loss...
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    Colombia,France,Germany,Mexico,Thailand,United Kingdom
    MEMORIA
    Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    Shooting outside of Thailand - in faraway Colombia - for the first time in his...
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    United States
    MESSAGES
    ACM UHM Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    We meet Tai, and the animated form of his intrusive thoughts, The Rage Virus. We...
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    United States
    METRO6
    Panorama Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Today is an important day for Zak, but everything is going horribly wrong. During his...
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    United States
    MIA, MARGUERITE, AND MARGE
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    "No matter where I go, I'm wrong, so to me, I'm always right," is Mia...
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    New Zealand
    MILK
    Keiki Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    In a small town square a young girl counts her savings. Happy with her sum,...
  • MIRACLE CITY KOZA hero image
    Japan
    MIRACLE CITY KOZA
    Spotlight on Japan
    anemptytextlline
    In 1970s Koza, Okinawa during the American occupation, American GIs streamed into town en route...
  • MISSION: JOY hero image
    United States
    MISSION: JOY
    Documentary Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    Directed by Academy Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos, MISSION: JOY reflects on the lives of two...
  • United States
    MODERN POLAXIS
    HIFF XR Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    This experience will be FREE to the public and will be available in-person at the...
  • Myanmar
    MONEY HAS FOUR LEGS
    Southeast Asian Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    Wai Bhone, a young film director living in the shadow of his accomplished father, struggles...
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    Taiwan ROC
    MONEYBOYS
    Asian Cinerama, Spotlight on Taiwan
    anemptytextlline
    Fei (Kai Ko from YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE) works illegally as a...
  • United States
    MONOTONY
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    Filmed over the course of six months and exclusively on a hand-me-down Samsung S6 Active,...
  • United States
    NAMOO
    HIFF XR Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    This experience will be FREE to the public and will be available in-person at the...
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    United States
    NEMESIS
    Filmmaker In Focus: Albert Pyun
    anemptytextlline
    Cybernetically enhanced LAPD cop Alex Rain hunts android terrorists. After a run-in with some heavily...
  • NEW AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES IN FILMMAKING
    HIFF Talks, New American Perspectives
    anemptytextlline
    The New American Perspectives program shines a spotlight on foreign-born filmmakers, celebrating the extraordinary contributions...
  • NEW AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES MASTER CLASS: 7 DAYS
    HIFF Talks, New American Perspectives
    anemptytextlline
    In partnership with the Vilcek Foundation, HIFF is honored to present a special Master Class...
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    Canada,New Zealand
    NIGHT RAIDERS
    Film For Thought, Indigenous Lens, Kau Ka Hōkū Award Nominee
    anemptytextlline
    It's the year 2043. Political factions had come to a head after a war broke...
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    Japan
    NINJA GIRL
    Spotlight on Japan
    anemptytextlline
    Miu (Saki Fukuda) works as a city servant who cares for her dying grandfather (Shohei...
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    Argentina,United States
    NINUFABUSHI MIIATI (GUIDED BY THE NORTH STAR)
    Spotlight on Japan
    anemptytextlline
    Told through watercolor illustrations and a traditional Okinawan folk song, "Ninufabushi Miiati" follows an emigrant's...
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    United States
    NO MAN IS AN ISLAND
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of dedicated individuals work to prevent the spread and...
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    United States
    NO PLACE LIKE KASAMA
    Eat. Drink. Film. Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    fNo one expects to open their first dream restaurant during a global pandemic. This film...
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    South Korea
    NOSES ON THE RUN
    Spotlight on Korea Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    In the near future, remote healthcare services have become prevalent. Bohyung, who suffers from chronic...
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    Puerto Rico,United States
    NUEVO RICO
    Panorama Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    A brother & sister duo struggle as reggaetón artists living in a dystopian future Puerto...
  • OFF COUNTRY hero image
    Australia
    OFF COUNTRY
    Indigenous Lens, Pacific Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    In Rhian Skirving and John Harvey's documentary OFF COUNTRY, Indigenous teenagers navigate exams, social dramas...
  • OFFICE ROYALE hero image
    Japan
    OFFICE ROYALE
    Spotlight on Japan
    anemptytextlline
    The 'battle royale' of Office Ladies is here! Naoko Tanaka (Nao) is an ordinary office...
  • Taiwan ROC
    OFFING
    HIFF XR Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    This experience will be FREE to the public and will be available in-person at the...
  • OKAGESAMA DE ~HAWAII NIKKEI WOMEN'S TRAJECTORY hero image
    Japan
    OKAGESAMA DE ~HAWAII NIKKEI WOMEN'S TRAJECTORY
    Documentary Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    On February 8, 1885, the first 153 Japanese immigrants arrived in Hawai'i to work in...
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    China
    ONE SECOND
    Spotlight on China
    anemptytextlline
    China's Zhang Yimou is a giant of international cinema. His many films, including RAISE THE...
  • ONE SUMMER STORY hero image
    Japan
    ONE SUMMER STORY
    Spotlight on Japan
    anemptytextlline
    High school student Minami has a happy life with her mom and stepdad, enjoys swimming...
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    United States
    ONIPA‘A
    ACM UHM Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    Onipaʻa is a story about Liʻi, who during the pandemic finds himself being the lone...
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    United States
    OUR MAKAWAO
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    The town of Makawao in upcountry Maui has a deeply colorful history. From a flourishing...
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    United States
    OUR WALKS IN HAWAI‘I
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    An intimate conversation between grandmother and granddaughter about life together and apart.
  • Pacific Showcase Shorts
    Pacific Showcase Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    PLAYS WITH: DISRUPT | Director: Jennifer Te Atamira Ward-Lealand FIRE IN THE WATER, FIRE IN THE SKY...
  • United States
    PAINTING THE APOCALYPSE WITH BOB ROSS
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    In this parody of the popular 1980-90's series "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross",...
  • Panorama Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    PLAYS WITH: ALA KACHUU - TAKE AND RUN BEND THE COCKTAIL PARTY FROM HERE METRO6 A NICKNAME NUEVO RICO SUNSHINE CITY
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    United States
    PANT HOOT
    Documentary Panorama Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    At the start of the film we meet Stany Nyandwi as he goes about his...
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    Spain
    PARALLEL MOTHERS
    Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to...
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    France
    PARIS, 13TH DISTRICT
    Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    Emilie is a French-Taiwanese girl in her late 20s or early 30s who hates her...
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    United States
    PAU HANA YEARS
    Made In Hawai‘i
    anemptytextlline
    Presented by ‘Ulu‘ulu Moving Image Archive as part of the 100 Years: Hawaiian Homes Commission...
  • United States
    PERFECT.
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    Perfectionism affects everyone differently. For some, perfectionism may motivate them to succeed. For other, it...
  • United States
    PERSPECTIVE
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    A day in the life of a second grader named Christopher Flores.
  • PETIT MAMAN hero image
    France
    PETIT MAMAN
    Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    From director Céline Sciamma (PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE) comes a most magical and...
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    United States
    PHOENIX BAKERY: SWEETS FOR THE SWEET
    Eat. Drink. Film. Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    As Los Angeles Chinatown's Phoenix Bakery celebrates its 80th anniversary, three generations of the Chan...
  • United States
    PILI KA MO‘O
    Green Screen Shorts, Indigenous Lens, Pacific Showcase, Pacific Showcase Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    The Fukumitsu ʻOhana (family) of Hakipuʻu are Native Hawai‘ian taro farmers and keepers of this...
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    United States
    PLANT HEIST
    Green Screen, Green Screen Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    When suspicious packages are found in a small town in northern California, Game Warden Pat...
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    South Korea
    PLOT
    Spotlight on Korea Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    CCTV in the elevator, The dark red sewage from a resident's garbage bag makes a...
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    United States
    POSTHUMOUS
    ACM UHM Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    An Early Italian Renaissance sculptor desperate for fame becomes dissatisfied and goes on a rampage...
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    United States
    RADICAL CARE: THE AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD
    Documentary Panorama Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    RADICAL CARE: THE AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD looks at the Auntie Sewing Squad, a group of...
  • United States
    RAINY DAY
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    A sad, lonely girl comes home on a rainy day. On her way to her...
  • RED ROCKET
    United States
    RED ROCKET
    New American Perspectives
    anemptytextlline
    The audacious new film from writer-director Sean Baker (THE FLORIDA PROJECT, TANGERINE), starring Simon Rex...
  • United States
    REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI‘I: SEASON 3
    Made In Hawai‘i
    anemptytextlline
    Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking has produced three seasons of REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI‘I, redressing the...
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    Hong Kong SAR China
    reFASHIONED
    Green Screen
    anemptytextlline
    In post-industrial Hong Kong, the landfills are close to capacity, neighboring mainland China has closed...
  • RIDE THE WAVE hero image
    United Kingdom
    RIDE THE WAVE
    Surf Cinema
    anemptytextlline
    A young surfer hailing from an unlikely destination strives to make it big in RIDE...
  • RIPPLES OF LIFE hero image
    China
    RIPPLES OF LIFE
    Kau Ka Hōkū Award Nominee, Spotlight on China
    anemptytextlline
    An inventive film about the making of..a film, RIPPLES OF LIFE is a clever satire,...
  • United States
    RIVER OF SMALL GODS
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    River of Small Gods is a modern myth set on the island of O ªahu...
  • ROCK BOTTOM RISER hero image
    United States
    ROCK BOTTOM RISER
    Documentary Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    Hawai‘i’s swirling, roiling flow of volcanic lava provides the anchor for this energetic, visually and...
  • ROLLING hero image
    South Korea
    ROLLING
    Eat. Drink. Film.
    anemptytextlline
    25-year-old Juri has been languishing away since the pandemic hit, living in her family's apartment,...
  • United States
    ROULETTE ROULETTE
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    On the internet, we often find someone getting bullied (or praised) by a group of...
  • Taiwan ROC
    SAMSARA
    HIFF XR Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    This experience will be FREE to the public and will be available in-person at the...
  • United States
    SEA CREATURES STRIKE BACK
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    This film was produced during Maui Huliau Foundation's fall 2019 youth filmmaking program. In this...
  • United States
    SEA LEVEL RISE ADAPTATION ON MAUI
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    This short film covers some of the impacts that sea level rise will have on...
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    United States
    SHORT TERM 12
    Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    Calm and competent, Grace (Brie Larsen, in her first leading role) is a young counselor...
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    Japan
    SHRIEKING IN THE RAIN
    Spotlight on Japan
    anemptytextlline
    In the summer of 1988, video production for home rentals were at their highest demand....
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    United States
    SINA MA TINIRAU
    Indigenous Lens, Pacific Showcase, Pacific Showcase Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    When a prince is cursed to become an eel and has to win the love...
  • SINKHOLE hero image
    South Korea
    SINKHOLE
    Spotlight on Korea
    anemptytextlline
    One of the biggest Korean hits of the year, HIFF is delighted to present disaster...
  • Taiwan ROC
    SOUNDS OF TAIWAN: A SYMPHONY BY BAO YUANKAI
    Spotlight on Taiwan
    anemptytextlline
    In 1994, the famed music composer Bao Yuankai, who was based in Beijing, was invited...
  • SPIRITWALKER hero image
    South Korea
    SPIRITWALKER
    Spotlight on Korea
    anemptytextlline
    From the mind of writer/director Yoon Jae-Keun comes the inventive, high-concept action thriller SPIRITWALKER. A...
  • Hong Kong SAR China
    SPOTLIGHT ON HONG KONG: IN CONVERSATION WITH STANLEY KWAN
    HIFF Talks, Spotlight on Hong Kong
    anemptytextlline
    This event is FREE and will be presented LIVE via the HIFF Facebook Page and...
  • Spotlight on Korea Shorts
    Spotlight on Korea Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    PLAYS WITH: CASUALLY, FOR THE WORSE FANNING GEORGIA HAIRY MONSTER INTERPRETING HYUN-JU JANGMI NOSES ON THE RUN PLOT TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS WORDS OF...
  • STORM LAKE hero image
    United States
    STORM LAKE
    Documentary Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    Twice a week for over thirty years, The Storm Lake Times publishes a paper featuring...
  • Student Showcase
    Student Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    PLAYS WITH: AUPUNI BAM BAM CRASH A BOY'S JOURNEY: CROSSING THE ALENUIHAHA CHANNEL FOOTPRINT HBU ANIMATION CLASS LEEWARD DRIVE INN MONOTONY PERFECT. RAINY DAY
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    United States
    SUNSHINE CITY
    Panorama Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    After missing the last bus, rappers Ahmiya, Isaiah, and Brandon rush through the city of...
  • Spain
    SYMPHONY
    HIFF XR Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    This experience will be FREE to the public and will be available in-person at the...
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    South Korea
    TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS
    Spotlight on Korea Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    For the first time in a while, Yu-young and her husband Jeong-do take their child...
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    Japan,United Kingdom
    TANAGOKORO: A CULINARY PORTRAIT
    Eat. Drink. Film. Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    When Japanese chef Yoshinori Ishii is dismayed by the quality of fish in London, he...
  • New Zealand
    TEINE SĀ: THE ANCIENT ONES
    Indigenous Lens, Pacific Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    TEINE SĀ is a supernatural anthology film based on 5 notorious goddesses of the Pacific....
  • TEN MONTHS hero image
    South Korea
    TEN MONTHS
    Kau Ka Hōkū Award Nominee, Spotlight on Korea
    anemptytextlline
    Any sudden life change is enough to scare the strongest of people. In TEN MONTHS,...
  • THE ART OF INCARCERATION hero image
    Australia
    THE ART OF INCARCERATION
    Indigenous Lens, Pacific Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    Seen through the eyes of Indigenous prisoners at Victoria's Fulham Correctional Centre, director Alex Siddons...
  • THE BIG BEND hero image
    United States
    THE BIG BEND
    Kau Ka Hōkū Award Nominee, Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    In the vast and unknowable land of Texas, the Talbots and their two sons await...
  • Canada
    THE BLUE BOAT
    HIFF XR Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    This experience will be FREE to the public and will be available in-person at the...
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    United States
    THE COCKTAIL PARTY
    Panorama Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    A Cocktail Party turns into an unexpected marital arts action film.
  • THE DEVIL'S DEAL hero image
    South Korea
    THE DEVIL'S DEAL
    Spotlight on Korea
    anemptytextlline
    In this South Korean drama by Lee Won-tae, the director of the highly acclaimed THE...
  • THE FABLE: THE KILLER WHO DOESN'T KILL hero image
    Japan
    THE FABLE: THE KILLER WHO DOESN'T KILL
    Spotlight on Japan
    anemptytextlline
    Based on the acclaimed Japanese manga series of the same name, THE FABLE: THE KILLER...
  • Philippines,United States
    THE FABULOUS FILIPINO BROTHERS
    Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    Dante Basco was anointed API film festival royalty with his defining role in Gene Cajayon's...
  • United States
    THE FIRST STEP
    Documentary Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    In the face of Donald Trump's 2016 election, CNN commentator Van Jones, devastated by the...
  • United States
    THE GIRL AND THE CRANE
    HIFF XR Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    This experience will be FREE to the public and will be available in-person at the...
  • Italy
    THE HAND OF GOD
    Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    From Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino (THE GREAT BEAUTY) comes the story of...
  • Cook Islands,Spain,United States
    THE ISLAND IN ME
    Film For Thought, Indigenous Lens, Made In Hawai‘i, Pacific Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    THE ISLAND IN ME is a documentary feature that takes the viewer to the Polynesian...
  • THE LAST GOZE hero image
    Japan
    THE LAST GOZE
    Spotlight on Japan
    anemptytextlline
    Becoming blind as an infant at the dawn of the 20th century, Haru had little...
  • THE LOST DAUGHTER hero image
    Greece,United States
    THE LOST DAUGHTER
    Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    While on a summer holiday, middle-aged university professor Leda (Oscar® winner Olivia Colman) becomes transfixed...
  • THE MAGICIAN ON THE SKYWALK hero image
    Taiwan ROC
    THE MAGICIAN ON THE SKYWALK
    Spotlight on Taiwan
    anemptytextlline
    A televised adaptation of Wu Ming-yi's collection of short stories by the same name, this...
  • The Panthers hero image
    New Zealand
    THE PANTHERS
    Indigenous Lens, Pacific Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    1974, Auckland, New Zealand. Will ‘Ilolahia, the black sheep of his Tongan family and "The...
  • THE POWER OF THE DOG hero image
    Australia,Canada,New Zealand,United Kingdom,United States
    THE POWER OF THE DOG
    Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    Set in Montana in the 1920s, Jane Campion's hotly anticipated new film is an enthralling...
  • Japan
    THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION
    Eat. Drink. Film.
    anemptytextlline
    When Anthony Bourdain was once asked, 'If you could only eat in one city for...
  • THE RETURN: LIFE AFTER ISIS hero image
    Spain,United Kingdom
    THE RETURN: LIFE AFTER ISIS
    Documentary Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    During the height of ISIS reign in Syria and Iraq, thousands of people from around...
  • THE SALT IN OUR WATERS hero image
    Bangladesh
    THE SALT IN OUR WATERS
    Green Screen
    anemptytextlline
    Rudro, a bright-eyed artist from Dhaka, is en route to a remote fishing village in...
  • THE SEEDS OF VANDANA SHIVA hero image
    United States
    THE SEEDS OF VANDANA SHIVA
    Green Screen
    anemptytextlline
    For the last forty years, Dr. Vandana Shiva has fought relentlessly in a seemingly insurmountable...
  • United States
    THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER
    Filmmaker In Focus: Albert Pyun
    anemptytextlline
    Fueled by a ruthless ambition, King Titus Cromwell and his men land ashore of Tomb...
  • THE TAKING hero image
    United States
    THE TAKING
    Documentary Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    Following his acclaimed documentaries on PSYCHO (78/52), ALIEN (MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN) and THE...
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    United States
    THE TINY TREE
    Keiki Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Space explorers, Matt and his Dad emergency land on a dying planet. Matt finds a...
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD hero image
    Denmark,France,Norway,Sweden,United States
    THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD
    Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    Julie (Renate Reinsve), the protagonist in Joachim Trier's breathtaking THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD...
  • THE YEAR OF THE EVERLASTING STORM hero image
    United States
    THE YEAR OF THE EVERLASTING STORM
    Green Screen
    anemptytextlline
    Featuring seven stories from seven auteurs from around the world, the film chronicles this unprecedented...
  • United States
    TICK, TICK...BOOM!
    Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON) makes his feature...
  • Hong Kong SAR China
    TIME
    Spotlight on Hong Kong
    anemptytextlline
    Youth is certainly wasted on the young in Ricky Ko's TIME, a thrilling tale that...
  • TIONG BAHRU SOCIAL CLUB hero image
    Singapore
    TIONG BAHRU SOCIAL CLUB
    Southeast Asian Showcase
    anemptytextlline
    Meet Ah Bee (Thomas Pang): an office worker who always puts on a smile for...
  • United States
    TROUBLE IN PARADISE
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    TROUBLE IN PARADISE is a psychological thriller that follows a social media influencer (Grace Fulton...
  • TRY HARDER! hero image
    United States
    TRY HARDER!
    Documentary Panorama
    anemptytextlline
    At Lowell High School, the top-ranked public high school in San Francisco, the seniors are...
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    United States
    UNEMPLOYMENT HOTLINE
    Documentary Panorama Shorts
    anemptytextlline
    Unemployment Hotline Is a deeply personal look into people's experience with unemployment and isolation during...
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    Australia
    URCHIN
    Indigenous Lens, Pacific Showcase, Pacific Showcase Shorts
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    After a family dispute with his Mother Tuli and brother Lika, Livi opts for a...
  • USERS 2021
    United States
    USERS
    New American Perspectives
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    There's a strange irony that comes with technological progression. In our pursuit of creating impactful,...
  • United States
    WAIHEʻE VIRTUAL HUAKAʻI
    Student Showcase
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    This virtual huakaʻi to Waiheʻe Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge on Maui was created by...
  • United States
    WATERMAN
    Made In Hawai‘i, Opening Night Film
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    Surfing legend. Olympic superstar. Hawai‘ian Icon. American hero. Five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawai‘ian Duke Paoa...
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    United States
    WE CAME BACK FOR YOU
    Documentary Panorama Shorts
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    We Came Back for You is a film poem based on a poem by the...
  • Vanuatu
    WE'VE ONLY GOT THIS WORLD
    Indigenous Lens, Pacific Showcase
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    Rodney and Betty are earth science students in Vanuatu. Their teacher Mr. Robertson takes their...
  • Japan
    WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY
    Asian Cinerama, Spotlight on Japan
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    In Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s triptych of short films, coincidence and chance encounters interrupt the fragile reality...
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    United States
    WHEN YOU STOP RUNNING
    Made In Hawai‘i, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts
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    "We'll run, and you'll be okay." It's hard enough to navigate your twenties, but there's...
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    Philippines
    WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE
    Asian Cinerama, Kau Ka Hōkū Award Nominee, Southeast Asian Showcase
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    In Tacloban, the sky clears, and the worst of Typhoon Haiyan has passed. But for...
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    United States
    WHO WE ARE: A CHRONICLE OF RACISM IN AMERICA
    Documentary Panorama
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    WHO WE ARE: A CHRONICLE OF RACISM IN AMERICA features ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery...
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    United States
    WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED
    New American Perspectives
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    WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED is the first feature-length documentary on the history of folk...
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    United States
    WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE RAINBOW STATE
    Spotlight on Korea Shorts
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    Jinyoung Lee Won, a Korean-American journalist, explores the inspiring history of Koreans in Hawai‘i. One...
  • India
    WRITING WITH FIRE
    Documentary Panorama
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    In the midst of a crowded, patriarchal news landscape, the reporters with Khabar Lahariya –...
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    United States
    YELLO
    Documentary Panorama Shorts
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    In this colorful and moving animated documentary, a woman takes us through her emotional process...
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    United States
    YUAN YUAN AND THE HOLLOW MONSTER
    Keiki Shorts
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    Eight-year-old Jackie is determined to protect her newest pet, a tiny turtle named Lucy, at...
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    Japan
    ZOKKI
    Spotlight on Japan
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    A grandfather has, by his count, 230 confessions to share with his granddaughter. A loner...
  • United States
    ZONA
    Green Screen, Green Screen Shorts
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    ZONA takes place in the near-future Los Angeles, where a drought has worsened, and the...
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