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Free Screenings for Teachers/Educators on Friday, Oct. 23

Dear Teachers!

HIFF would like to thank the Teachers of Hawaii by offering our Furlough to Film Program.  All the teachers in Hawaii are invited to a free HIFF screening on Furlough Friday, Oct 23! Read More…

You can choose between the following films:

GRANDPA IS DEAD, 11:30 am, 90 minutes

In this hilarious opus, the Filipino funeral is born anew. Deconstructed into several “pamahiin” and structured over the course of a week-long wake, the film is the story of a family forced by circumstance to reunite and bear each other’s companies while a wake for their dead father is held.  In this movie, Filipino cinema is alive and well in this story of life’s triumph over death.

OBJECTIFIED, 11:30 am, 75 minutes

This is a feature-length documentary about industrial design. It is a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets.  The film documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential designers, and looks at how the things they make impact our lives. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?

NORIBEN – THE RECIPE FOR FORTUNE, 12:30 pm, 107 minutes

Based on the popular manga of the same name, NORIBEN tells the story of 31-year old Nagai Komaki who divorces her aspiring yet failing novelist husband and moves back to her hometown with her young daughter, Non-chan. An old childhood flame, persistent ex-husband, and a reluctant culinary mentor begin to complicate matters, clouding Komaki’s dreams of independence and stability. Packed with delicious visual imagery, this film is sure to please the senses.


In order to receive your free ticket, you need to be on HIFF’s Teacher Email list*.  If you are already on this list, you will receive a voucher in an email by Oct.21.  If you are not on the list, you can sign up here:

All teachers on the list will receive an email by Oct 21st with a voucher to print out. You will need to bring this voucher and your Teacher ID to the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theaters.  The voucher is good for one Teacher and one child (under 18 years old).  Admittance will be on a first come, first served basis.

*The HIFF’s Teacher Email list entitles you to receive information about HIFF’s educational programs first.  These programs are usually held during our Fall Film Festival in October and include Class Visits by Film Industry professionals, Video Teleconferences by professionals, the Student Showcase, Free film screenings for your class, and the chance to film and edit a HIFF seminar.  These programs are primarily first come, first served.

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