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The Look Of Silence

Late Addition Screening! Late Addition Screening! See the follow up to the Oscar nominated and highly controversial film THE ACT OF KILLING…

Wild

Late Addition Screening! Reese Witherspoon returns in an engaging performance in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB director Jean-Marc Vallée’s latest award winning film…

Scarlet Innocence

Late Addition Screening! Korean heartthrob Jung Woo-sung stars in this erotic thriller of revenge and betrayal, based on a Korean folktale…

What We Do In The Shadows

Added Screening! Come see HIFF 2014′s runaway hit one more time before the fest ends!

Made In Hawaii Shorts

Added Screening! Back by popular demand, come see the last screening of what many are saying are some of the best locally made short films in years…

The Vancouver Asahi

Added Encore Screening! Missed Opening Night? Now’s your chance to see this Japanese crowd pleaser one last time..

2014 Festival Program

HIFF HILO

HIFF KAUAI – WAIMEA

HIFF KAUAI – NORTH SHORE

BIG NIGHTS

GALA PRESENTATIONS

HALEKULANI
GOLDEN ORCHID AWARD NOMINEES

NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS

NEW FRONTIERS PROGRAM

FILM FOR THOUGHT

PACIFIC SHOWCASE

MADE IN HAWAII

EUROCINEMA HAWAII

SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

SPOTLIGHT ON KOREA

SPOTLIGHT ON INDIA

SPOTLIGHT ON THE PHILIPPINES

SPOTLIGHT ON TAIWAN

SOUTHEAST ASIAN SHOWCASE

NORTH AMERICAN CINEMA

WORLD CINEMA

HIFF EXTREME

DOCUMENTARIES

CREATIVE LAB

SOUND X VISION

SHORT PROGRAMS

Free Events

HIFF’s Cinema Partners

HIFF is proud to partner with these organizations to showcase emerging films from Asia and the Pacific, as well as top festival films from around the world.

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The Hawaiian Media Makers Conference

Pacific Islanders in Communications presents the Hawaiian Media Makers Conference. This exciting event will be held the day before HIFF Opening Night and is a wonderful start to the HIFF Festivities. For more information click on the link below.

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Chain of Fire: The Prologue Exhibition for the 2016 Honolulu Biennial

Co-presented by the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Honolulu Biennial Foundation, the Chain of Fire is an exciting preview exhibition for the upcoming 2016 Honolulu Biennial. This exhibition will be held in Our Kaka’ako October 30 – November 9 during the Festival. For more information click on the link below.

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HIFF’s Cinema Partners



The Hawaiian Media Makers Conference



Chain of Fire: The Prologue Exhibition for the 2016 Honolulu Biennial


HIFF is proud to partner with these organizations to showcase emerging films from Asia and the Pacific, as well as top festival films from around the world.


Pacific Islanders in Communications presents the Hawaiian Media Makers Conference. This exciting event will be held the day before HIFF Opening Night and is a wonderful start to the HIFF Festivities. For more information click on the link below.


Co-presented by the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Honolulu Biennial Foundation, the Chain of Fire is an exciting preview exhibition for the upcoming 2016 Honolulu Biennial. This exhibition will be held in Our Kaka’ako October 30 – November 9 during the Festival. For more information click on the link below.





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THE HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES
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