Hawaii International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Hawaii International Film Festival
SINCE: 1981
WHERE: Honolulu, Hawaii
WEBSITE: www.hiff.org
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.

MADONNA, CROCODILE GENNADIY, AHI KA Win Awards at 2015 Hawaii International Film Festival

MADONNA, CROCODILE GENNADIY, AHI KA Win Awards at 2015 Hawaii International Film Festival

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

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 […]