Tickets on sale Oct. 17th

With an exciting international program of films from 40+ countries, industry panels, and career development workshops, HIFF42 will again be a hybrid festival, primarily with in-theater screenings at Consolidated Kahala and Ward Theaters from November 3 – 13, Neighbor Island screenings at The Palace Theater in Hilo, Waimea Theater in Waimea, Kaua‘i, and at Maui Arts and Culture Center, Kahului, November 17th – 20th.

Some film titles will be available to stream online via our WATCH.HIFF.ORG streaming website from November 3rd – 27th.

Get your HIFF42 Festival Passes



Receive an ALL-Access Pass for In-Theater and Online Screenings with a Personalized Printed Pass & Early Access to Feature Films! *Discounts for HIFF Members



ALL-ACCESS PASS to In-Theater and Online Screenings with a Personalized Printed Pass & Early Access to Content / Invitation to Opening Night Party / Reserved Seating at In-theater Screenings with RSVP*



Apply to purchase this pass for access to festival industry events, where you can meet local and visiting filmmakers, producers, film students and festival planners.

Virtual Passes

HALE PASS $150/$130

Up to 5 Streaming Devices for the Hale (Household) / Access to all Online Programs* / Nov 3rd - 27th


  •  Individual Pass; one device at a time /
  •  Access to ALL Online Programs*
  •  / Nov 3rd - 27th


  • Individual Pass; one device at a time /
  •  Access to Shorts Programs Only* /
  •  Nov 3rd - 27th

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Featured Films

HIFF42 announces Aotearoa New Zealand-based producer Kerry Warkia as the recipient of the The Leanne K. Ferrer Trailblazer Award presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC). This annual award is given to a creative content luminary of Pacific Islander descent. 

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42nd Hawai'i International Film Festival

About HIFF

As the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, Hawai‘i International Film Festival (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. Learn More



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Artists Statement


With aloha, HIFF acknowledges its occupation of ancestral, traditional and contemporary lands of the Native Hawaiian people, the Kānaka Maoli.

Me ke aloha, mahalo ʻo HIFF i kāna noho ʻana ma nā ʻāina kupuna, nā ʻāina kuʻuna a me nā ʻāina o kēia wā o ka poʻe Hawaiʻi maoli, ʻo ke Kanaka Maoli.

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