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Korean films thrill at HIFF Spring Showcase

Korean films are back at the HIFF Spring Showcase! We are screening 4 new Korean titles including THE PRISON as our Opening Night Film, the U.S. premiere of the murder mystery BLUEBEARD, and the Korean American film GOOK, which won the NEXT Audience Award at the recently concluded Sundance Film Festival and also falls on the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots. These films will thrill you with action packed sequences, intense chase scenes and gravitas!

BLUEBEARD (해빙)

Seung-hoon…

HIFF 2016 Audience Award Winners Announcement

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AUDIENCE AWARDS
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LION Wins Audience Award For Best Narrative Feature
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS Wins Audience Award For Best Documentary Feature
HO’OMAU Wins Audience Award For Best Short Film
November 16, 2016 (Honolulu, HI) – The 36th edition of Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani announced their Audience Award winners today, presented by Hawaii News Now. Throughout the festival,…

HIFF 2016 Award Winners Announcement

Hawaii International Film Festival Announces Festival Award Winners
Halekulani Golden Orchid for Best Narrative Feature: MOONLIGHT, directed by Barry Jenkins.
Best Documentary Feature Winner: THE CINEMA TRAVELERS, directed by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. Best Short: COIN BOY directed by Li Chuan-Yang. NETPAC Award goes to KNIFE IN THE CLEAR WATER directed by Wang Xuebo
Simon Yam and Cheng Pei Pei honored at Hawaii International Film Festival Awards Gala
November 11, 2016 (Honolulu,…

Legacy HIFF supporter receives top honor from the Emperor of Japan

Dr. Dennis Masaaki Ogawa, professor of American studies at University of Hawai’i at Manoa and chairman of Nippon Golden Network, received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon from Consul General Yasushi Misawa at an Imperial Decoration Ceremony hosted by the Consulate General of Japan.

The Order of the Rising Sun, founded in 1875 by Emperor Meiji, is the highest civilian honor awarded by the Japanese Government for exceptional achievements.

Dr. Ogawa and the Nippon…

HIFF35 Audience Award Winners

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November 24, 2015
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HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AUDIENCE AWARDS PRESENTED BY HAWAII NEWS NOW
KITARAJANIPON Wins Audience Award For Best Narrative Feature
TYRUS Wins Audience Award For Best Documenty Feature
THE ROOTS OF ‘ULU Wins Audience Award For Best Short Film
November 24, 2015 (Honolulu, HI) – The 35th edition of Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani announced their Audience Award…

Halekulani Golden Orchid Jury Award Winners and Honorees announced at HIFF35 Awards Gala

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Hawaii International Film Festival Announces Festival Award Winners
Halekulani Golden Orchid for Best Narrative Feature: MADONNA, directed by Shin Su-won
Best Documentary Feature Winner: CROCODILE GENNADIY, directed by Steve Hoover
Best Narrative Short Winner: AHI KĀ directed by Richard Curtis
Ryoko Hirosue, Tadanobu Asano, and Ha Jung Woo honored at Hawaii International Film Festival Awards Gala
 

November 15, 2015…

The HIFF35 Honorees — Ryoko Hirosue, Tadanobu Asano, Ha Jung-woo

HIFF35 is honored to host three Asian stars who encapsulate the true meaning of renaissance and award winning in their fields. Firstly, Japanese actress Ryoko Hirosue is this year’s Career Achievement Award honoree, for her prolific body of work in Japanese media (starting off as a child star and J-pop singer) and is featured in this year’s world premiere screening of HANA’s MISO SOUP.
Tadanobu Asano, on the other hand, personifies “Japanese cool” and has been referred to as “Japan’s…

Official HIFF35 Press Release — Japanese Cinema Spotlight

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THE HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY HALEKULANI CELEBRATES THE BEST IN JAPANESE CINEMA AND ENTERTAINMENT
Japanese superstars Ryoko Hirosue honored with Career Achievement Award and world premiere of her latest film HANA’S MISO SOUP
Japan’s “coolest” actor Tadanobu Asano honored with Maverick Award and premiere of his latest film and Cannes winner JOURNEY TO THE SHORE
Master director Masato Harada returns with two new films, samurai period…

Hot Titles straight from Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals

The HIFF Spring Showcase is a great way to catch up on recent award winning films that have recently premiered at major film festivals like Toronto, Busan and Sundance. You can equate these as films that are hot, right out of the major film festival oven, with HIFF Spring Showcase providing an opportunity to serve a prix fixe meal with several courses representing the very best AND latest in international cinema.

Therefore, here’s this Spring Showcase’s tasting menu:

Straight from…

HIFF Films garner multiple nominations at Independent Spirit Awards

Several films from HIFF’s 2013 and 2014 film programs were recently honored with several Independent Spirit Award nominations, which were announced last week. As the first event to honor independent film exclusively, the Film Independent Spirit Awards has made a name for itself as the premier awards event for the independent film community. It’s a celebration of the spirited pioneers who bring a unique vision to filmmaking.

Along with being a fantastic party, the Spirit Awards…

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