Hawaiian Filmmaking

HIFF 2016 presents a stellar roster of films made in Hawaii

A scene from the Hawaiian film HO’OMAU playing in Made in Hawaii Shorts. 
Through our MADE IN HAWAII, SURF CINEMA and PACIFIC SHOWCASE sections at the 36th annual Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani, we have a deep roster of films made right here in our backyard with a myriad of themes and subject matter that resonate with our local communities. These films represent the many characteristics of what makes Hawaii a truly diverse, multi-ethnic and global destination. Wit…

Made in Hawaii Films shine this year at HIFF35

It’s been a stellar year for locally made films, which are highlighted in our MADE IN HAWAII section, as well as the PACIFIC SHOWCASE presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications. The films range from 3 narrative features, a look back at the elder statesmen who helped shape our 50th state, a timely doc that explores the housing and homelessness crises in Honolulu, and documentaries that look back in remembrance, while looking forward to the future to fulfill one’s destiny for t…

Documentaries Shine at HIFF Spring Showcase 2015

Documentaries shine at the 2015 HIFF Spring Showcase! We’ve got 6 dynamic, diverse and award winning documentaries straight from Toronto, Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals, one that is a special sneak peek of a Korean box office hit, and a biography about an American literary treasure with a renewed mission on sustainability on Maui.

Check out this year’s documentary selections below:

Now in his 86th year, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer winner W.S.

HIFF at Hilo – October 26 to 30

The weekend after our festival concludes on O’ahu, we’re bringing a selection of films to Hilo on the Big Island. All of these films will be playing at the Hilo Palace Theatre. Tickets are $7 General, $6 Seniors & Students, $5 Palace ‘Stars’. On sale at the Palace Theater Box Office 10am-3pm weekdays. Call 808-934-7010 to purchase tickets by phone with a credit card. Our screenings in Hilo are sponsored by go! Airlines.

Update: Directors will be in attendance for screenings of THE LAND…

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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