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HIFF for the Holidays


We’re offering a 15% discount on all membership packages and passes for the 2010 HIFF season between today, December 4th and Christmas Eve (December 24th). Purchase a HIFF membership for yourself or as a gift for a loved one. All new or renewing members will be entered in a drawing to win a trip for two to SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival) in June 2010.

Benefits of a HIFF membership include:

  1. Complimentary film previews before festivals.
  2. Chance to reserve tickets before the general public.
  3. Entry to the theater before the general public. (better seat selection)
  4. Discounts on additional tickets that are not part of your membership package.
  5. Memberships are good for two festival seasons (i.e. Spring 2010 & Fall 2010), so you can spread out your allocated tickets between these two festivals.

Please see our membership page for details on levels and benefits.
Call 808-697-2463 and press 1#.

2010 HIFF Call For Entries is now OPEN!

We have just opened our Call For Entries season for the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival. For complete details, see our CFE page here. Our first deadline is March 1st, 2010. Until then, the fee to submit your film to HIFF is $40 for features, and $30 for shorts. You can either submit your film through or directly on the HIFF website.

White On Rice Q&A

White On Rice Intro / Q&A from HIFF on Vimeo.

All About Dad Q&A

All About Dad Q&A from HIFF on Vimeo.

Shanghai University Shorts Q&A

Shanghai University Shorts Q&A from HIFF on Vimeo.

HIFF 2009 Audience Awards

(TIE) for Best Feature:
Director: Lee Daniels

Director: Marc Forby

Best Documentary:
Director: Marlene Booth

Best Short:
Director: Brent Anbe

HIFF comes to Hilo, Hawai’i Nov. 6-8

We’re pleased to announce that a selection of films featured at HIFF 2009 will also be screening at the Palace Theater in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. They will run from November 6-8. Here’s the full schedule of films:

November 6

November 7

November 8

All ticket sales will be handled through the Palace Theater in Hilo. Advance ticket sales during Box Office hours only: 10:00am to 3:00pm Monday ~ Friday [except holidays] (808) 934-7012

UPDATE 10/29: BARBARIAN PRINCESS added to Hilo Schedule, HONOKAA BOY moved to Nov 8 at 8:00PM.


I just wanted to say thanks to all who attended the festival this year. We had a great time and I hope you did as well. HIFF is over but we are still here getting ready for Oscars and Spring 2010.  I look forward to seeing you all at our next event.

Thanks for your dedication to the festival and a shout out to all who volunteered the festival could not happen without all your hard work.

The Drifter Q&A

State of Aloha Q&A

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