Latest Blog Posts

LOST at HIFF 2009

Are you excited for LOST day at HIFF? We took some photos from the scene today, including a Dharma Van and big mural of the LOST cast. Here’s some photos, click them to get bigger versions. More photos coming soon.

[img_assist|nid=180|title=LOST Cast Panorama|desc=|link=node|align=none|width=500|height=230]

Photos from Opening Press Conference & Evening Gala

Here are some photos from the Opening Press Conference and Opening Night Party. All photos taken by Rae Huo Photography. See more photos after the break.

[img_assist|nid=173|title=Q'orianka Kilcher interviewed by KGMB9 TV|desc=|link=node|align=none|width=500|height=333]

New Screenings of MOTHER & BARBARIAN PRINCESS Announced!


Due to popular demand, we have just confirmed a 2nd screening for both MOTHER (our opening night film) and BARBARIAN PRINCESS, the story of Princess Ka’iulani, who is portrayed by Q’orianka Kilcher.

New Screening Details:

Note: Ticket prices for BARBARIAN PRINCESS are $15 general admission, $12 HIFF members

These shows have almost sold out!

The shows listed below have gone to RUSH status, that is: We will release any empty seats ~15 minutes before the show starts on a first come, first served basis. There’s still a chance to get into these screenings, but you can’t buy tickets in advance anymore.

  • RASHOMON – 10/16 7:00PM
  • SHORTS PROGRAM #5 – 10/17 9:15PM *
  • BLACK RAIN – 10/18 2:45PM
  • THE PEOPLE I’VE SLEPT WITH – 10/18 3:00PM *
  • ZIGENURWEISEN – 10/18 6:00PM
  • RED CLIFF – 10/21 8:00PM
  • BARBARIAN PRINCESS – 10/25 12:30PM

* Films marked with an red asterisk indicate that there is another screening that is not sold out.

Free Screenings for Teachers/Educators on Friday, Oct. 23

Dear Teachers!

HIFF would like to thank the Teachers of Hawaii by offering our Furlough to Film Program.  All the teachers in Hawaii are invited to a free HIFF screening on Furlough Friday, Oct 23! Read More…

A Preview of HIFF on KGMB9

KGMB9′s movie critic, Terry Hunter, has a 2 minute video preview of this year’s Hawaii International Film Festival.

2nd Screening of SHORTS #5 ADDED

We added a 2nd screening of SHORTS #5 on October 25th at 11:15am.

Buy your tickets before they are gone this time.  CLICK HERE

Shorts #5 On RUSH!!

Our first program Shorts # 5 has gone RUSH!!  That means there are no more advanced tickets left for the screening.  Tickets will be avalible at the door based on avalibilty for $10 CASH.

Online Premiere of 2009 HIFF Festival Trailer

Here it is, and in High Definition! For best results, click the ‘Full Screen’ button
(right next to the volume bar) while you’re watching.

This year’s festival trailer stars Daniel Dae Kim, famous for his performances on the hit TV show LOST. It also features local actors Kimi & Eric Chun. The trailer was shot and directed by Todd Robertson of Hyperspective Studios, any many film professionals donated their time to make this trailer for HIFF. The story is based on the “Ink Blot” theme by OrangeRoc. To see the full production credits, click the title above.

Three New Films Added to HIFF’s Program!

How to Live Forever

Three films were just added to the HIFF Program. They include THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, THE THIRD WAVE, and HOW TO LIVE FOREVER. For more details about these films, Read More…

Content and Design Copyright © 2009-2014 Hawaii International Film Festival