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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…

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…

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