HIFF is proud to partner with Wai Kai to present two screenings at the new lifestyle event lawn on Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26. These films are FREE and open to the public, as part of the annual I ♥️ HIFF month in August. 

On Friday, August 25 HIFF screens WATERMAN preceded by local short documentary NĀ KAMA KAI: CHILDREN OF THE OCEAN, a perfect date night event for ocean lovers of all ages. On Saturday, August 26, bring the whole ‘ohana for family friendly animated favorites LUCA preceded by local short film MANŌ. Both screenings will feature pre-show entertainment. Food and beverage is available at the on-site restaurants Kitchen Door the The LookOut, come early for Pau Hana specials from 4-7 p.m.. Dine-in or order takeout to bring out the lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy these films on the lawn in this new, in-demand venue in Ewa Beach.


For those planning on coming to the event, register to be entered to win a raffle giveaway.  One lucky winner each night will be randomly selected to win: Play Your Way experience for four on the Wai Kai Lagoon, $150 Gift Card to the Kitchen Door and a HIFF Selects+ membership good for a year of discounts, events, and exclusive monthly screenings (valued at $200). 

*Must be present to win.

Register Here!



4 PM: Pau Hana Specials at on-site restaurants (ends at 7 PM)
5 PM: Lawn Seating Opens
6 PM: Pre-show Entertainment
7 PM: Screening begins


WATERMAN hero image


(2021, PG, 93 min, USA, Director: Isaac Halasima)
Five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku shattered records and brought surfing to the world while overcoming a lifetime of personal challenges. Waterman explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and the undisputed father of modern-day surfing, following the sport’s first-time inclusion in this year’s Games — a fitting tribute to his work promoting the sport around the globe.



(2021, Unrated, 36 min, USA, Director: Ju Martins)
Nā Kama Kai (Children of the Ocean) is a short documentary about a non-profit’s mission to empower youth through ocean-based education, with the goal of cultivating environmental stewardship and building future community leaders. While traveling to Brazil for their first international clinic, participants quickly realize the many ways the ocean connects us rather than divides us.

Image from MANŌ


(2021, PG, 101 min, USA, Director: Enrico Casarosa)
Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film “Luca” is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca (voice of Jacob Tremblay) shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, Alberto (voice of Jack Dylan Grazer), but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

Plays with MANŌ

(2022, Unrated, 10 min, Hawai‘i, Director: Brittany Biggs)
Seen through the eyes of a tiger shark in Hawaiian waters over hundreds of millions of years, Manō illustrates the human impact on sharks and coral reefs.

NO RSVP REQUIRED. Parental Guidence Suggested. Films are subject to change. Complimentary Parking
– Food and beverage available for purchase from Kitchen Door 
– Bring your own blankets, low seating lawn chairs
– No coolers or alcohol allowed
– Adult Beverages will be available for purchase from Kitchen Door, and allowed to enjoyed on the lawn for guests 21+
– Personal water bottles are encouraged and can be refilled on property