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4th Screening of BARBARIAN PRINCESS added; New film YOUTH IN REVOLT

Just today we added a new film starring Michael Cera (Superbad, Juno, Paper Heart) called YOUTH IN REVOLT.


“Youth in Revolt” is the story of Nick Twisp a unique, but affable teen with a taste for the finer things in life like Sinatra and Fellini who falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful, free-spirited Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday) while on a family vacation. But family, geography and jealous ex-lovers conspire to keep these two apart. With Sheenis encouragement, Nick abandons his dull, predictable life and develops a rebellious alter ego: Francois. With his ascot, his moustache and his cigarette, Francois will stop at nothing to be with Sheeni, and leads Nick Twisp on a path of destruction with unpredictable and uproarious consequences. – IMDB Synopsis

See a trailer and more info about this film on our program guide page.

BARBARIAN PRINCESS – 4th Screening Added!

Due to overwhelming demand, we have added a 4th screening of BARBARIAN PRINCESS at 10am on Sunday, October 25th. Here’s a direct ticket link.


Since the first 2 screenings sold out we have added a third screening

Buy your tickets here before they sell out again.

$15 General Admission
$12 Member Tickets

UPDATE: 3rd screening SOLD OUT!
There will be a rush line at both screenings, first come first serve for any remaining seats 5 minutes before the film starts.

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.

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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.

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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.

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