Call For Entries

HIFF 2017 Call-For-Entries: Shorts Final Deadline is July 10 + Student Film Deadline is August 1

We have a couple more deadlines for our 37th annual Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani Call-For-Entries! Final deadlines for short films is coming right around the corner, on July 10. In addition, we are seeking Hawaii student films for our annual Student Showcase, and the final deadline is August 1 (no entry fee required).

For all relevant info on HIFF’s Call-For-Entries and how to submit your film for consideration, head over to the HIFF Call-For-Entries…

Submit your film — HIFF 2017 Call for Entries Deadline is May 14!

Welcome filmmakers! The HIFF 2017 festival will take place November 2 – 12, 2017 at the Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theaters in Honolulu on Oahu. The regular deadline is around the corner, May 14!
Submit now and get in before the late deadline in late June. We are accepting all genres of film, but are especially looking for new works from Hawaii, as well as works from and about Pacific Islanders, emerging directors from Asia and the Pacific Rim. We also accept films from all over t…

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…

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…

Call for Entries ends on July 13th. Submit your film today!

There’s less than a week left to submit your film for the upcoming Hawaii International Film Festival, which will be held October 11-21, 2012. The Withoutabox extended deadline is this Friday, July 13th. Please make sure your entries are postmarked by that date before sending them to HIFF.
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If you’re a student in high school or younger, you have more time, as the deadline for student film entries is August 17th. There are no submission fees for student films.

Call For Entries has now CLOSED

We have now CLOSED our Call For Entries for this fall’s festival. We are only accepting films in the STUDENT UNDER 18 category now, until a deadline of August 1st.

HIFF will be notifying everyone who submitted a film if they were accepted or declined around Mid to Lat…

Call for Entries Final Deadline – July 6th!

There’s only a week left to submit your film to be considered to play in this fall’s festival! The final deadline is July 6th, and all entries must be received at the HIFF office by Friday, July 10th. Submission Categories, Fees, Rules and Regulations can be found on our website. Click here to submit your film to HIFF.

Students under 18 (high school and younger) may submit their films for free until a deadline of August 1st. Selected student films will play at the Student Showcase during our…

Call for Entries is now Open

We just opened our Call for Entries season, for the 2009 Hawaii International Film Festival. Please visit our entries page for details, including deadline and fee schedules. Entries are only being accepted online this year, and you can either submit through Withoutabox or our own film submission form.

Save the date for Oscar Night America

HIFF’s annual Oscar Night America party will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2009. Watch a live telecast of the 81st Academy Awards, participate in a…

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