Film Promotions

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…

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.

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.

Late Additions to HIFF 33 Film Program

We’ve been working hard to get our printed program guides ready (available now at the HIFF office, will be distributed ASAP), and in the meantime we added seven more films to the program for this year’s festival. The biggest addition is definitely THE WIND RISES (風立ちぬ, Kaze Tachinu), a new film from animation master Hayao Miyazaki, who recently announced his retirement. We’ve made this a second opening night film and tickets are $20 / $15 members. See more information about these new…

Full HIFF 33 Film Program & Schedule Released!

We have just announced the full film program & schedule for the 33rd Hawaii International Film Festival, October 10-20 on O’ahu. There may be some minor changes and late additions before tickets go on sale for members on September 20th, and the general public on September 24th. We will have printed program guides available next week, but for now browse the film program and schedule online. Our neighbor island films and schedule (Oct. 24-27) will be released soon.

Our selection of…

Fifth release of films for HIFF 33

This is the last preview of HIFF 33 films. Stay tuned for a big announcement next week after Labor Day! Don’t forget, there’s only 2 more days to take advantage of a 10% discount on HIFF memberships.


Italy 2013 | Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci | EuroCinema Hawaii

Lorenzo is a quirky 14-year-old loner. He plans to fulfill his teenage dream of happiness by hiding out in his apartment building’s abandoned cellar. But an unexpected visit from his worldly older half-sister…

Fourth weekly film announcement for HIFF 33

Here’s ten more films that will be playing at our 33rd Annual Hawaii International Film Festival, October 10-20 on Oahu, and October 24-27 on Kauai & Big Island. Our “I Heart HIFF” film screening of THE GRANDMASTER is tonight, get 15% off the purchase of a HIFF membership in person only. Also if you purchase or renew a membership online through August 31st, you will receive 10% off.


United States 2013 |…

Third release of new films for our Fall Festival

Here’s the third installment of our weekly film announcements leading up to our big festival program and schedule reveal around September 1st. We have now updated our membership page with Fall 2013 only memberships, since we will be making changes to our membership program for 2014. Memberships will go on sale August 23rd, and you can get 15% off in person at our “I HEART HIFF” event on Thursday, August 22nd. Also if you purchase or renew a membership online through August 31st, you w…

Second release of ten films for HIFF 33

With this year’s festival rapidly approaching, here are some more films that will be playing at HIFF from October 10-20. We’ll be releasing film information on a weekly basis through the end of August, culminating in the release of the full festival program and schedule around September 1st.

Don’t forget about our “I HEART HIFF” event on Thursday, August 22nd. We’re showing Wong Kar-Wai’s THE GRANDMASTER at this members only screening, and offering a 15% discount on new and renewal HIFF…

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