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Full Program Announcement & Press Release for the 34th Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani

The entire film and events program is now online.  You can head over to the BROWSE FILMS & EVENTS page to view the entire film program. Below is the official HIFF press release, which gives a broad overview of the festival’s programs and events this year.

September 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                …

Opening, Centerpiece & Closing Night Galas Announced for HIFF 2014

The Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani is right around the corner, and we are excited to announce our Opening,  Centerpiece and Closing Night Galas! We will be revealing more film program information in the days to come, with the full announcement and launch of the 2014 Festival website!
Opening Night Film
United States Premiere
Japan 2014 | Japanese w/ English subtitles | 130M

Director: Yûya Ishii
Sponsored by Halekulani, NGN, and Japan…

Join Us for I HEART HIFF on Thursday, August 28th with screening of Korean blockbuster KUNDO: THE AGE OF THE RAMPANT


Join us for a special private screening of the recent Korean blockbuster smash hit KUNDO: THE AGE OF THE RAMPANT (군도: 민란의 시대) , exclusively for our existing and new members on Thursday, August 28th at Consolidated Theatres Ward 16!  In addition, don’t miss this chance to get your discount on memberships and limited numbers of Flash Passes for the upcoming 34th annual HIFF (Oct 30 – Nov…

Must-see films during the final days of the Spring Showcase

We’re now entering the second half of the 15th Annual Spring Showcase presented by Halekulani. Our first weekend went very well and if you were too preoccupied by other events this past weekend – Prom, Kawaii-kon, AYSO soccer games, NCAA Final Four, First Fridays, or a hike up to the Lanikai Pillboxes, then don’t fret! We’re repeating some of our personal fave picks during these final days! We at HIFF know that there is precious little time for people to fit in movies during their busy…

5 Great Options for “A Date and a Movie” at the HIFF Spring Showcase

HIFF is a great location to take out a date. We’re serious! The age-old, gold ol’ reliable “date at the movies” is always a winner and the Spring Showcase has several options for the quintessential date movie (and with a little more depth, because hey, it is a film festival).

Sci-fi, horror, action, and more! HIFF’s Genre film line-up at Spring Showcase 2014

HIFF has an awesome line-up of genre films at Spring Showcase 2014. From heart-pounding action to futuristic science fiction, this year’s Spring festival is packed with exciting, fun, cutting edge titles for the genre fan in all of…

European films at HIFF, presented by EuroCinema Hawaii & HILuxury Magazine

HIFF is honored to continue its special relationship with Eurocinema Hawaii and HILuxury Magazine to present the best in European cinema at the Spring Showcase! Presenting 7 new titles from the UK, France, Denmark and Sweden, the Spring Showcase is again, showcasing films straight from major film festivals like Sundance, Berlin, London and Venice.

In fact, we have designated one of the European films as our Opening Night Gala, ON MY WAY starring the luminous Catherine Deneuve. Other big nam…

Korean Cinema at HIFF Spring Showcase

Many of our Fall Festival attendees don’t know about our Spring Showcase, which is now in its 15th year, but HIFF has been diligently promoting emerging films from Asia, Europe, Australia, US, etc. in the month of April for quite some time now, as well. Think of the Spring Showcase as a mini-festival with a little over 35 films in total, but one that still highlights a large number of Korean films to satisfy the appetite of our Korean Cinema/K-Drama/K-POP fans (staff included!). For this Spring…

Hong Kong Cinema shines at Spring Showcase 2014

If you’re looking for heart-pounding action or spine-tingling horror, HIFF’s exciting spring line-up of Hong Kong titles has got you covered. We’ve got three of the hottest 2013/2014 films from Hong Kong at this year’s Spring Showcase that will truly leave you on the edge of your…

Welcome to the HIFF Spring Showcase!

Aloha, and welcome to the HIFF Spring Showcase! Can you believe this is our 15th edition? When we first started the Spring Showcase, it was a means to have our award winning HIFF programming live during our festival “off-season.” In other words, to hold a mini-film festival outside of our usual fa…

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