Film Promotions

HIFF 2014 Favorite UZUMASA LIMELIGHT opens tomorrow at Consolidated Theatres on Oahu and Maui

HIFF 2014 favorite, UZUMASA LIMELIGHT, will be having an exclusive one week run at Consolidated Theatres starting tomorrow, Friday, December 5th!

A moving, nostalgic portrait of the men behind the golden age of chanbara (sword-fighting dramas and films), UZUMASA LIMELIGHT goes behind the scenes of the distinctive film genre for which Japan is famous. A professional extra named Kamiyama (real-life kirare-yaku Seizo Fukumoto) has devoted 50 years of his life as a kirare-yaku in…

Closing Day TBA slots now filled with Popular Faves — THE VANCOUVER ASAHI, MADE IN HAWAII Shorts Program, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

The final TBA schedule has been finalized for the closing day of HIFF, Sunday, November 9th. Final slots will be filled with encore screenings of HIFF 2014 favorites THE VANCOUVER ASAHI (HIFF’s Opening Night film), MADE IN HAWAII Shorts Program, showcasing the best in locally-made short films of the year,  and New Zealand vampire mockumentary WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS.

Including the new and last-minute added films WILD, THE LOOK OF SILENCE and SCARLET INNOCENCE, the Festival’s closing…

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                                                                                                                                …

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…

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