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Top 15 films for university students

The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) has a lot to offer university students who have grown weary of the inexhaustible supply of mainstream, uninspiring blockbusters that typically inundate the theaters. While there is nothing wrong with an infrequent dose of pleasurable escapism available through the latest action flick or romantic comedy, university students are apt to seek something more meaningful from their entertainment.

This ‘something’ can undoubtedly be discovered at…

Selection of European films at HIFF, presented by EuroCinema

HIFF and EuroCinema Hawaii are honored to present an impressive lineup of European films at this fall’s festival! The program boasts 11 titles total, with films from Germany, France, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, the UK, and Belgium. Some big name stars to look out for include Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Marion Cotillard, and Keira Knightley. For our Centerpiece Film, HIFF and EuroCinema Hawaii have proudly selected the much-buzzed about film THE IMITATION GAME, whic…

Courtyard Cinema Screenings at HIFF 2014

The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presents three additional Courtyard Cinema events this fall, including an exciting sneak peek of Pixar’s new animated film LAVA.

Presented by Ward Village and the Howard Hughes Foundation with support from Consolidated Theatres and Starbucks, Courtyard Cinema launched this past June with monthly screenings every second Thursday of the month.

HIFF presented by Halekulani returns for its 34th edition from Oct. 30 through Nov. 9 and…

Free Screening of Military Drama FORT BLISS this Thursday, Oct 16 at Consolidated Theatres Mililani 14

United States 2014 | English | 109M
Oct. 16 at 7:00 PM at Mililani Stadium 14 – Consolidated Theatres, 95-1249 Meheula Pkwy, Mililani, HI 96789

Free Event: There is no need to RSVP.  Screening is on a first come, first serve basis, and it is encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the screening start time.

Synopsis: A decorated Army medic and single mother (Michelle Monaghan) returns home from an extended tour in Afghanistan to discover that the bond with her…

Free screening of A LONG WAY DOWN!

Courtyard Cinema presents A LONG WAY DOWN
United Kingdom, Germany | English | 96M
Date: Oct. 9 at the IBM Building, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu HI 96814 (right across from TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack). The doors open at 6:00 PM with the film starting at 7:00 PM. ​

Free Event: Free tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Click on the link: GET TICKETS! to get your ticket. Chairs will be provided. Food and beverage will be available for purchase, and DJ Scott w…

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).

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