Industry Hub

HIFILM is HIFF’s Industry Hub, a year-round industry track of career development programs for participants to learn and network with international and local industry professionals via panels, masterclasses, and special events. HIFILM continues HIFFs mission of building industry opportunities in the State of Hawai‘i that are sustainable locally and provide increased opportunities for API, NHPI and Pasifika communities in  spaces of independent film, branded content, unique film crew positions and film criticism and content creation. Developing Hawai‘i beyond its established film & tv industry optics of being “Hollywood’s tropical backlot” and into an authentic creative force.


This free HIFILM Panel–the first of a quarterly series of industry panels that delve into the many facets of local indie filmmaking–explores the importance of the IMPACT PRODUCER, a specialist who creates and manages social action campaigns, and are responsible for designing and implementing strategic impact and education strategies around social impact documentaries.
Storytelling has intrinsic properties – but what you do with that story is everything. Today, documentary filmmakers are reaching beyond the offer of traditional distribution on television or in cinemas to think about “Impact,” “Outreach” and “Engagement” campaigns. These are all words used today to describe the plans a film team puts in place to ensure that their film spurs change on an issue – where they are deliberate about who needs to see a film, what audiences need to do, and what partnerships, tools and resources are needed to reach the desired goals of the campaign. 
HIFF welcomes three filmmakers who have worn many hats behind the camera; from director to impact producer, as they discuss the importance and necessity of impact producing to amplify and bring awareness to their various film projects. 

Join the Conversation March 30th at 3 PM

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!
  • 5 free day-of screening tickets*
  • Invite to Metaverse events
  • Industry Panel access
  • HIFF Industry Membership ($30 value)


From a film fan to a seasoned film crew member – Aside from access to all HIFILM events, you also get free tickets to screenings, admission to select Festival events and join the HIFILM Industry Directory, a resource to build an expansive and accurate database to connect to major directories from our partner Array Crew and Kin Theory, just to name a few as HIFF expands partnerships locally, nationally and internationally. This database grows during each Fall Festival.

So, how do you participate in HIFILM? Join as a HIFF Industry Member It’s only $30 (discounts for HIFF Fall Festival Industry Passes). Then you can attend panels and events, watch movies and register yourself on the HIFILM Directory.

The HIFILM Industry Directory is a listing of the diverse and incredibly creative minds that are participating in HIFF43 who you might be able to connect with at panels, events or screenings. No contact information will be shared by HIFF. 

If you are an Industry, Filmmaker, or Crew Pass Holder and would like to be listed or removed from this directory, or would like to edit your information, please email: [email protected]

HIFILM INdustry Sponsors