Waikiki directed by Christoper Kahunahana won the top prize for Best Feature Film at the 40th Hawai’i International Film Festival.
Hawaii International Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Hawaii International Film Festival
WHERE: Honolulu, Hawaii
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: HIFF started as a project of the East-West Center, an educational and research institution created by U.S. Congress and located on the University of Hawai`i Manoa campus in Honolulu. Jeannette Paulson Hereniko was HIFF’s Founding Director, from 1981 to 1996. In 1981, HIFF’s inaugural year, the program consisted of seven films from six countries which were viewed by an audience of 5,000. Today, HIFF is a premiere cinematic event in the Pacific and annually attracts more than 70,000 film enthusiasts from around the state, the nation and throughout the world.
Hawai‘i International Film Festival 2020 will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual screenings of over 200 films, opening with MINARI starring Steven Yeun.
The Hawaii International Film Festival announces the full line up for their first-ever HIFF@HOME Summer Fest scheduled for August 7-14.
YELLOW ROSE and THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM Win Audience Awards at 2019 Hawai‘i International Film Festival
Yellow Rose directed by Diane Paragas and The Australian Dream directed by Daniel Gordon were voted winners of the Audience Awards at 39th annual Hawai‘i International Film Festival.
The Hawai‘i International Film Festival announced their 2019 Jury winners with the first ever Best Made In Hawai‘i Award going to MOLOKA‘I BOUND directed by Alika Maikau.
The 39th edition of the Hawaii International Film Festival announced their lineup of 205 films. The festival will open with Jojo Rabbit, the highly anticipated new film from Taika Waititi.
The ballots have been tabulated and the festival attendees of the 38th edition of the Hawaii International Film Festival voted SHOPLIFTERS directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda winner of Narrative Feature Audience Award
The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented their 2018 Jury awards with The Best Made In Hawaii Feature Award going to BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE directed by Aaron Lieber.
The 38th edition of the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) will present 187 films from over 35 countries, from November 8 through November 18, 2018.
The 36th edition of Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) announced their Audience Award winners; the audience award for Best Narrative Feature went to LION, and the audience award for Best Documentary Feature went to THE EAGLE HUNTRESS.
MOONLIGHT, directed by Barry Jenkins is the winner of the Halekulani Golden Orchid for Best Narrative Feature at the 36th edition of Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF).
The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) celebrates its 36th Anniversary, and runs from November 3 to 13 on O‘ahu.
The 2015 Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) announced their Jury winners; the Halekulani Golden Orchid for Best Narrative Feature was awarded to director Shin Su-won (South Korea) for the film, MADONNA, and the Best Documentary Feature Award was awarded to CROCODILE GENNADIY, directed by Steve Hoover. “Storytelling from a woman’s perspective, marginalized individuals given a voice, revealing the harsh and violent reality in contemporary society’s in a well-written script with beautiful execution. Aesthetics and cinematography lends […]
Thriller PALI ROAD Starring Michelle Chen to World Premiere at Hawaii International Film Festival | TRAILER
The mystery thriller, PALI ROAD directed by Jonathan Lim, will make its world premiere at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) on November 16, 2015 with an encore screening on November 21, 2015. The film has been nominated for the prestigious Halekulani Golden Orchid Award, which is bestowed upon the narrative and documentary films that best express artistic and technical excellence and promote cross-cultural understanding. PALI ROAD stars Chinese superstar Michelle Chen, TWILIGHT’s Jackson Rathbone, Sung […]