HIFF’s annual K-12 Student Showcase features the best of student films in Hawai’i who are in high school or younger. The films we feature are micro-movies, narratives, documentaries, animations, PSAs, or broadcast journalism. Selected films will be showcased at HIFF ‘Ōpio Fest in the Spring of 2024!


To prepare and submit your film, please review the guidelines below:

  1. All students must register and submit their film at: https://filmfreeway.com/HIFFOpioFest (Choose Student Showcase)
  2. The short film must be at least 1 minute long and no longer than 10 minutes
  3. Any device may be used to make the film. Have fun! Get creative!
  4. Deadline is January 31, 2024. Selected films will be notified in February 2024.
  5. For any questions, please contact us at [email protected]