Free Films/Events

New Media Camp 2014 Short Film: HOMECOMING: HO’I HOU

Seven local high school and college students were selected to participate in this year’s New Media Camp.  These seven—Christopher Ahn, Joseph Chang, Jacoby Cid, Dylan DiMarchi, Troy Enoka, Christian Guiterrez and Mari Otsu—met every day after classes, during the duration of HIFF, to collaborate together to write, shoot and edit a short film that was screened on the final day of the Festival. Mahalo to the following New Media Camp sponsors — AT&T, Pacific Islanders in…

Courtyard Cinema Screenings at HIFF 2014

The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presents three additional Courtyard Cinema events this fall, including an exciting sneak peek of Pixar’s new animated film LAVA.

Presented by Ward Village and the Howard Hughes Foundation with support from Consolidated Theatres and Starbucks, Courtyard Cinema launched this past June with monthly screenings every second Thursday of the month.

HIFF presented by Halekulani returns for its 34th edition from Oct. 30 through Nov. 9 and…

Free Screening of Military Drama FORT BLISS this Thursday, Oct 16 at Consolidated Theatres Mililani 14

United States 2014 | English | 109M
Oct. 16 at 7:00 PM at Mililani Stadium 14 – Consolidated Theatres, 95-1249 Meheula Pkwy, Mililani, HI 96789

Free Event: There is no need to RSVP.  Screening is on a first come, first serve basis, and it is encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the screening start time.

Synopsis: A decorated Army medic and single mother (Michelle Monaghan) returns home from an extended tour in Afghanistan to discover that the bond with her…

Join Us for I HEART HIFF on Thursday, August 28th with screening of Korean blockbuster KUNDO: THE AGE OF THE RAMPANT


Join us for a special private screening of the recent Korean blockbuster smash hit KUNDO: THE AGE OF THE RAMPANT (군도: 민란의 시대) , exclusively for our existing and new members on Thursday, August 28th at Consolidated Theatres Ward 16!  In addition, don’t miss this chance to get your discount on memberships and limited numbers of Flash Passes for the upcoming 34th annual HIFF (Oct 30 – Nov…

Free screening of TOP STAR December 17th at Hawaii Theatre

TOP STAR (톱스타)
Director: Joong-hoon Park
Starring: Tae-Woong Uhm, Min-Jun Kim, E-Hyun So, Joon-Hyuk Lee, Sung-Ki Ahn, Jung-Hwa Uhm

Screening: Tue, December 17, 2013 – 6:30pm – Hawaii Theatre
Free admission. Reserve your ticket online here. Ticket holders will be admitted to the theatre before non-ticket holders.
Update 12/10/13: All advance tickets to this screening have been claimed. A “Rush Line” will b…

Audition Opportunity at “Business of Acting” Panel

SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media Committee and Native Americans Committee
Invite You To a Free Panel and Workshop
at Hawaii International Film Festival
SAG-AFTRA National Asian Pacific American Media Committee & Native Americans Committee presents an informative, interactive panel discussion and workshop on the acting industry taught by casting directors , professional actors and other industry experts during t…

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…

Sneak Peek for HIFF Members Sept 27

Are you already a HIFF Ohana member, or are you thinking about joining? Here’s another benefit for members:

THERMAE ROMAE will be screening on Thu, Sept. 27 at 6:30PM at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX theaters. Existing or new HIFF members can get (2) free admissions to this film screening. Additionally, general admission tickets for regular festival screenings will be on sale that evening, in advance of the stated Sept. 28 on sale date.
See film details and a trailer for THERMAE…

What happened to I Heart HIFF? It was replaced by THE IMPOSTER!

Here are the details for the “I Heart HIFF” screening this Thursday, August 16 at 7pm. This screening is free for current HIFF members, and anyone can attend if they purchase a HIFF membership. There will be a 15% discount on HIFF memberships at the event.

UK, 95 min | Director: Bart Layton
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival / SXSW

Film Synopsis:
In 1994, a 13-year old boy disappeared without a trace from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half…

Sound X Vision: Celebrating the Music of The Descendants

Today we have a guest blog post by Caroline Dodge, production manager at the Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Recording Academy. See her thoughts below about HIFF’s free screening of THE DESCENDANTS (Sat, April 14th at 12:00 PM), a panel discussion about music in the film afterwards at 2:00 PM, and a live concert featuring Hawaiian musicians that night at The Venue, starting at 7PM.
The first time I saw The Descendants, I was immediately struck by the music. I couldn’t get over, as a…

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