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EuroCinema Hawai’i Free Student Rush Line

EuroCinema Hawai’i, the “festival within a festival” celebrating the finest films from Europe in partnership with the Hawaii International Film Festival, announces the ECH student rush line with free tickets for students.

EuroCinema Hawai’i will premiere 19 films this year. As part of their educational outreach, all  screenings will offer a free student rush line – any screening that is not sold out in the last ten minutes will offer a free ticket to any student with a valid…

Cinema Hawaii Film Series at Hawaii Theatre

HIFF has added 3 last minute films to the festival program and is screening them every Monday in October at the Hawaii Theatre Center as part of their new CINEMA HAWAII Film Series. The Hawaii Theatre has recently upgraded to a state-of-the-art cinema digital projection system with 3D capability and 7.1 Dolby Digital sound.

Kicking off on Monday, October 7 (four days before the start of the Festival) is a special advance screening of the current Korean box-office smash hit, THE FACE READER.

Audition Opportunity at “Business of Acting” Panel

SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media Committee and Native Americans Committee
Invite You To a Free Panel and Workshop
at Hawaii International Film Festival
SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media Committee & Native Americans Committee presents an informative, interactive panel discussion and workshop on the acting industry taught by casting directors , professional actors and other industry experts during t…

Late Additions to HIFF 33 Film Program

We’ve been working hard to get our printed program guides ready (available now at the HIFF office, will be distributed ASAP), and in the meantime we added seven more films to the program for this year’s festival. The biggest addition is definitely THE WIND RISES (風立ちぬ, Kaze Tachinu), a new film from animation master Hayao Miyazaki, who recently announced his retirement. We’ve made this a second opening night film and tickets are $20 / $15 members. See more information about these new…

Full HIFF 33 Film Program & Schedule Released!

We have just announced the full film program & schedule for the 33rd Hawaii International Film Festival, October 10-20 on O’ahu. There may be some minor changes and late additions before tickets go on sale for members on September 20th, and the general public on September 24th. We will have printed program guides available next week, but for now browse the film program and schedule online. Our neighbor island films and schedule (Oct. 24-27) will be released soon.

Our selection of…

Fifth release of films for HIFF 33

This is the last preview of HIFF 33 films. Stay tuned for a big announcement next week after Labor Day! Don’t forget, there’s only 2 more days to take advantage of a 10% discount on HIFF memberships.


Italy 2013 | Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci | EuroCinema Hawaii

Lorenzo is a quirky 14-year-old loner. He plans to fulfill his teenage dream of happiness by hiding out in his apartment building’s abandoned cellar. But an unexpected visit from his worldly older half-sister…

Fourth weekly film announcement for HIFF 33

Here’s ten more films that will be playing at our 33rd Annual Hawaii International Film Festival, October 10-20 on Oahu, and October 24-27 on Kauai & Big Island. Our “I Heart HIFF” film screening of THE GRANDMASTER is tonight, get 15% off the purchase of a HIFF membership in person only. Also if you purchase or renew a membership online through August 31st, you will receive 10% off.


United States 2013 |…

Third release of new films for our Fall Festival

Here’s the third installment of our weekly film announcements leading up to our big festival program and schedule reveal around September 1st. We have now updated our membership page with Fall 2013 only memberships, since we will be making changes to our membership program for 2014. Memberships will go on sale August 23rd, and you can get 15% off in person at our “I HEART HIFF” event on Thursday, August 22nd. Also if you purchase or renew a membership online through August 31st, you w…

Second release of ten films for HIFF 33

With this year’s festival rapidly approaching, here are some more films that will be playing at HIFF from October 10-20. We’ll be releasing film information on a weekly basis through the end of August, culminating in the release of the full festival program and schedule around September 1st.

Don’t forget about our “I HEART HIFF” event on Thursday, August 22nd. We’re showing Wong Kar-Wai’s THE GRANDMASTER at this members only screening, and offering a 15% discount on new and renewal HIFF…

Join us for our “I Heart HIFF” Membership Screening on Aug 22

We will be holding a film screening for HIFF Ohana members at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX Theatres on Thursday August 22nd. We’re pleased to present a sneak peek of Wong Kar Wai’s new martial arts film THE GRANDMASTER (view official trailer here).

HIFF Ohana members from 2012 will receive up to 2 admissions for each membership, as well as new or renewing members who purchase a Fall 2013  membership. What’s even better is there will be a 15% discount on new/renewa…

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