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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…

First ten HIFF 33 films announced!

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

Tickets will go on sale for HIFF members on September 20th, and for the general public on September 24th. Please see the box office page for full details.

 

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Festival de Cannes 2013

Last month, I attended the Cannes Film Festival and the award winners this year were very deserving of their accolades and recognition – French sapphic coming-of-age drama BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR won the coveted Palme D’Or and the Coen brother’s INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, a moody snapshot of the Greenwich village folk singer-songwriter scene of the 1960s, won the Grand…

Save the Date for the 33rd Annual Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani

This year marks the 100th year of film production in Hawai’i, and the Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani will celebrate with its annual event, to be held from October 10-20, 2013. It will feature hundreds of the latest feature length and short films, documentaries, special events, seminars and more.

We’d also like to mention that HIFF will be holding a gala fundraiser for the 2014 Academy Awards on March 2, 2014. Details for this event are still to be determined. It…

Aloha and Mahalo, Roger Ebert

Yesterday HIFF lost one of its greatest friends ever. Our dear pal and colleague Roger Ebert finally left us, after his brave, elegant battle. His disease took his physical voice but never, ever slowed his wit, wisdom, or positive attitude. An extraordinary champion of the Hawaii International Film Festival from his very first visit, Roger jumped right into HIFF and loved every minute of it. We all loved him back. His visits to HIFF were momentous occasions and added immeasurably to eac…

Seven Korean films highlighted at this year’s Spring Showcase

While the Hawaii International Film Festival is a truly international film festival, we definitely lean more toward Asia and the Pacific Rim while programming the films in the festival. Much of this has to do with our location between the East and the West, the heavy Asian influence in the islands, and our audience’s tastes. Here’s a highlight of the seven Korean films we have this spring. All screenings below will be held at the Dole Cannery 18…

Spring Showcase film program & schedule is now available!

We have just released the film program and schedule for the 2013 Spring Showcase, April 5-11 at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX Theaters.

You can view the films and schedule online, or pick up a printed user guide. Guides have been mailed to HIFF Ohana members. They’re available at the HIFF office, and they’re being distributed around Oahu, so look at your local libraries, coffee shops, etc.

Update: Tickets go on sale for HIFF Ohana members March 21 and for the genera…

Preview of 4 Spring Showcase films

At last, here’s what you’ve been waiting for! As HIFF finalizes the program and schedule for the 2013 Spring Showcase, take a look at this preview of 4 films from the festival. The announcement of the full Spring Showcase lineup will be on Tuesday, March 5th. Member tickets will go on sale Thursday, March 28th and general public tickets will go on sale Saturday, Marc…

Submit Your Film for the 2013 HIFF!

Film submissions have recently opened for the Hawaii International Film Festival in October 2013, so submit your film today! We encourage filmmakers to submit works from any genre. We are especially interested in feature films, documentaries, short films, Hawaii-themed films, and student films. There are no entry fees for student filmmakers under 18. This year there is a $15 and $10 fee for films submitted in the MADE IN HAWAII category.

We have several submission deadlines from now throug…

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