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Robert Lambeth appointed HIFF Executive Director, Chuck Boller transitioning to Director Emeritus

As part of the Hawaii International Film Festival’s (HIFF) business continuity strategy, the HIFF Board of Directors announces that, effective January 1, 2014, current HIFF Executive Director, Chuck Boller, will transition to a new Director Emeritus role and Deputy Director, Robert Lambeth, will transition to Executive Director.  Designed to support HIFF’s long-term film exhibition and education strategies, Mr. Boller will now focus primarily on fundraising and establishing a new HIFF…

Hawaii International Film Festival Adds Screenwriting & New Media Programs to 2013 Festival

Hawai’i International Film Festival Adds Screenwriting and New Media Programs To This Year’s Festival
Creative Lab @ HIFF expands with Accelerator Workshops Taught by Industry Leaders
 

HONOLULU, HI — (Wednesday, August 28, 2013) —  Hawai’i International Film Festival (HIFF), Hawai’i’s premier international film event – together with the Creative Industries Division (CID) of the Hawai’i state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) - is launching new…

HIFF and Vilcek Bring The New American Filmmakers Section

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SHOWCASES THE NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS PROGRAM
Presented by Halekulani, with support from The Vilcek Foundation
 

HONOLULU, HI — (October 5, 2012) - The 32nd Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), presented by Halekulani will take place October 11-21 in Honolulu. The festival, in partnership with the Vilcek Foundation, will showcase six films–four features and two documentary shorts–as part of the New American Filmmakers (NAF) program.

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Koji Yakusho Attending HIFF 2012!

The Hawaii International Film Festival Presented By Halekulani Welcomes Japanese Superstar Koji Yakusho, ‘Japan’s Leading Man’

Yakusho Will Accept Career Achievement Award and will be present with one of his latest films, THE WOODSMAN AND THE RAIN
 

HONOLULU, HI — (September 28, 2012) – The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani is proud to bring Japanese actor Koji Yakusho to Hawaii to honor him with the Festival’s Career Achievement Award.

“As a…

HIFF 2012 Announces the Full Film Schedule

The Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani Announces Full-Lineup
Festival Unspools 219 Films from 43 Countries, presenting prestige titles, festival favorites and buzz-worthy films to Hawaii
Expanding Its Scope, HIFF Launches Inaugural Creative Lab
 

Honolulu, HI – (Friday, September 21, 2012) - The 32nd Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani returns for 11 days, Oct. 11-21. HIFF will be screening 219 films in total – 97 narrativ…

Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing Night Films set for HIFF 2012

OPENING, CENTERPIECE, AND CLOSING NIGHT FILMS HIGHLIGHT THE HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY HALEKULANI
Films from Australia, Korea, and the United States Set the Tone for the Festival Season

Honolulu, HI – (Tuesday, September 18, 2012) - Welcome a new year of films with highlights from around the world and festival standouts. The 32nd Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani is only one month away but the big films that everyone will be talking…

2012 Hawaii International Film Festival is Approaching!

2012 HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY HALEKULANI SLATED FOR OCTOBER 11-21
Festival to Show Thrilling Documentary “The Imposter” for Free to HIFF Members Tomorrow
HONOLULU, HI — (August 15, 2012) –Now celebrating 32 years of successful festival showcases, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani prepares for another star-studded 11 days of October. Running from Oct. 11-21, HIFF brings many world and international film premieres to Hawaii along…

HIFF and Vilcek Kick Off the New American Filmmakers National Film Tour

THE HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND THE VILCEK FOUNDATION LAUNCH THE 2012 NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS NATIONAL FILM TOUR
Opens May 18 in New York City with stops in San Francisco, San Diego, and Iowa City Slated for the Summer and Fall
(New York, NY) – May 9, 2012 – The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) and The Vilcek Foundation are teaming up to showcase films by many of the finest American immigrant filmmakers. The New American Filmmakers (NAF) National Film Tour begins on May 18…

Celebrate the Music of THE DESCENDANTS with The Recording Academy, HIFF, and DBEDT

THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER, HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND THE STATE OF HAWAII, CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DIVISION – DBEDT PRESENT SOUND X VISION: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF THE DESCENDANTS
Special Guests Include The Descendants Music Supervisor Dondi Bastone, Entertainment Lawyer Bill Meyer, and Musicians Charles Brotman, Danny Carvalho, Pancho Graham, Makana, Cyril Pahinui, and Jeff Peterson
WHAT: Sound X Vision: Celebrating The Music Of The Descendants.
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Final film lineup for 2012 HIFF Spring Showcase is set

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BRINGS 34 FILMS FOR THE 2012 SPRING SHOWCASE
The Descendants Returns to the Festival with a Panel Discussion and Live Concert
 

HONOLULU, HI — (Thursday, March 15, 2012)  –  The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) has finalized its film schedule for the 15th annual Spring Showcase from April 13-19. This year HIFF is showcasing 34 films at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theatres & IMAX over the course of seven days. Along with the films,…

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