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11 FILMS TO WATCH THIS PRIDE MONTH

From campy cult classics to heart-wrenching dramas,here are 11 queer films you can watch this Pride month. Throughout the process of curating this playlist, I quickly realized just how few queer movies I’ve actually seen. While I’m pretty well-versed in contemporary films, particularly ones that have drawn the most internet discourse, I’ve failed to dig

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Events

HIFF Summer Flix Picks at Prince Waikiki

Join us for free moving screenings under the stars this summer at the Prince Waikiki Summer Flix presented by HIFF. From May 29th to July 31st, stop by every Wednesday for Hollywood blockbusters and award-winning Hawai’i films from previous HIFF festivals. All screenings will be held on the Muliwai Deck on the 5th floor of the

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Awards

HIFF ‘Ōpio Fest Future Filmmakers Award Winners

      The inaugural HIFF ‘Ōpio Fest (April 5-7) is an exciting three-day event for all ages that celebrates student films and spotlights the diverse voices of emerging young filmmakers across Hawai’i. ‘Ōpio Fest concluded on Sunday, April 7th, with its closing night events: a screening of the closing night film ROBOT DREAMS, a

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Awards

HIFF ‘Ōpio Fest Student Showcase Honorees & Jury Award Winners

      The inaugural HIFF ‘Ōpio Fest (April 5-7) is an exciting three-day event for all ages that celebrates student films and spotlights the diverse voices of emerging young filmmakers across Hawai’i. ‘Ōpio Fest, HIFF’s inaugural youth film festival, kicked off on Friday, April 5th, 2024 with an opening night party at a private

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Current Events

Meet HIFF’s ‘Ōpio Fest Committee Members

The inaugural HIFF ‘Ōpio Fest (April 5-7) is an exciting three-day event for all ages that celebrates student films and spotlights the diverse voices of emerging young filmmakers across Hawai’i. The Hawai’i International Film Festival ‘Ōpio Fest is an upcoming three-day family event dedicated to showcasing and celebrating short films produced by Hawai’i’s young filmmakers.

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Film Festival News

Encore screening of 26.2 TO LIFE added – 3/27, 5:30pm

By popular demand, we have added a second screening of 26.2 TO LIFE after the first screening quickly sold out. Directed by Christine Yoo, she and special guests from the film will also be in attendance for an after-film Q&A. 26.2 TO LIFE (Encore screening) Wednesday, March 27th, 5:30pm – Consolidated Kahala (Buy Tickets) Below

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The HIFF ONLINE CREATIVES & CRITICS IMMERSIVE (HOCCI) program supports sustainable film criticism in Hawai‘i through mentorship and paid career opportunities. The mission of HOCCI is to broaden diversity in film criticism across the Pacific region and use influencer branding strategies to spark career opportunities in Hawai’i, not be hampered by oceans, state borders and distance, because geography is no longer a barrier. The 2023 HOCCI supports 4 Hawaii-based AAPI critics to be a HIFF43 press cohort to cover films, themes, and filmmakers at the 43rd Annual Hawai’i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani.

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