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Southeast Asian films at this year’s Spring Showcase

Today’s blog focuses on three films from Southeast Asia. We have two HIFF alumni with films from Vietnam in this year’s Spring Showcase.  Ham Tran who made his directorial debut at HIFF with his film JOURNEY FROM THE FALL (HIFF 2006) is back with the romantic comedy HOW TO FIGHT IN SIX INCH HEELS.  Anne, a neurotic junior fashion designer from New York, becomes suspicious that her fiancé who is working overseas may be having an affair with a supermodel. With jealousy burning and her…

Japanese Films at HIFF Spring Showcase 2014!

What Spring Showcase would be complete without some of the hottest new films from Japan? HIFF’s got you covered this spring with six fantastic Japanese titles, and of course there is something for…

Spring Showcase tickets are now on sale

HIFF Spring Showcase tickets are now on sale for HIFF members and the general public. If you’re purchasing online, add the tickets to your cart and the discount will be applied when you check out. You can call our box office at 808-447-0577 or come in person from 11am – 6pm. The HIFF box office is located at 680 Iwilei Rd, Suite 100 Honolulu, HI 96183.

We also added matinee prices for Spring Showcase shows from Monday to Friday before 5pm. Matinees are priced at $10 general admission, $9…

Preview of Spring Showcase films

The Spring Showcase is coming up in less than a month (April 4-10), so here’s a preview of several films playing at the festival. We’ll be announcing the full program and schedule next week.

New membership plans and flash passes announced!

Breaking News! We have updated our website with new HIFF Ohana membership plans, passes and ticket packages just in time for our upcoming Spring Showcase (April 4-10). Memberships will be valid for one year from date of purchase, and we’re working to increase the benefits that come with being a member. HIFF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and by becoming a member you help HIFF to bring great international films and filmmakers to Hawaii and to provide free youth and adult educationa…

Free screening of TOP STAR December 17th at Hawaii Theatre

TOP STAR (톱스타)
Director: Joong-hoon Park
Starring: Tae-Woong Uhm, Min-Jun Kim, E-Hyun So, Joon-Hyuk Lee, Sung-Ki Ahn, Jung-Hwa Uhm

Screening: Tue, December 17, 2013 – 6:30pm – Hawaii Theatre
Free admission. Reserve your ticket online here. Ticket holders will be admitted to the theatre before non-ticket holders.
Update 12/10/13: All advance tickets to this screening have been claimed. A “Rush Line” will b…

HIFF 2013 Award Winners Announced

Update 10/23: Hawaii News Now Audience Awards announced!
Audience Award for Best Narrative
Director: Keo Woolford
Audience Award for Best Documentary
Directors: Jose Antonio Vargas and Ann Lupo
Audience Award for Best Short Film
Director: Henry Ian Cusick

“We are particularly thrilled and honored that two Hawaii films were chosen as audience favorites,” says Chuck Boller, Hawaii International Film Festival executive director, referring to THE HAUMANA…

EuroCinema Hawai’i Free Student Rush Line

EuroCinema Hawai’i, the “festival within a festival” celebrating the finest films from Europe in partnership with the Hawaii International Film Festival, announces the ECH student rush line with free tickets for students.

EuroCinema Hawai’i will premiere 19 films this year. As part of their educational outreach, all  screenings will offer a free student rush line – any screening that is not sold out in the last ten minutes will offer a free ticket to any student with a valid…

Cinema Hawaii Film Series at Hawaii Theatre

HIFF has added 3 last minute films to the festival program and is screening them every Monday in October at the Hawaii Theatre Center as part of their new CINEMA HAWAII Film Series. The Hawaii Theatre has recently upgraded to a state-of-the-art cinema digital projection system with 3D capability and 7.1 Dolby Digital sound.

Kicking off on Monday, October 7 (four days before the start of the Festival) is a special advance screening of the current Korean box-office smash hit, THE FACE READER.

Audition Opportunity at “Business of Acting” Panel

SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media Committee and Native Americans Committee
Invite You To a Free Panel and Workshop
at Hawaii International Film Festival
SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media Committee & Native Americans Committee presents an informative, interactive panel discussion and workshop on the acting industry taught by casting directors , professional actors and other industry experts during t…

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