Membership & Flash Passes

HIFF is a non-profit, membership driven organization dedicated to enriching the cultural landscape of the Islands through the cinematic arts. We rely on the support of our members to sustain and grow Oahu’s premier, non-profit organization devoted to the film arts. By joining HIFF Ohana you’ll enjoy great films and support HIFF all year round.

HIFF Memberships are year-round good for 365 days.

All HIFF Ohana memberships are valid for one year from date of purchase and receive membership benefits outlined to the right. The $10 member ticket excludes Opening & Closing Night Galas. Students must show id, seniors 60+. These memberships also receive discounts on passes for our festivals.

Da Kine

$35 Students/Seniors/Military
  • 1 HIFF Membership
  • Member may purchase up to two (2) discounted $10.00 member tickets per screening, additional tickets $14


$75 Students/Seniors/Military
  • 1 HIFF Membership
  • Member may purchase up to four (4) discounted $10.00 member tickets per screening, additional tickets $14


$100 Students/Seniors/Military
  • 1 HIFF Membership
  • Member may purchase up to six (6) discounted $10.00 member tickets per screening, additional tickets $14

Spring 2017 Flash Passes

The priority line is now the pass holder line!

Flash Pass

$200 Member Price
  • 1 Flash Pass for Spring 2017
  • See unlimited films – no tickets required.*
  • Passholders will enter the theater and line up in front of their theater.

Platinum Pass

$450 Member Price
  • 1 Platinum Pass for Spring 2017
  • We will RESERVE any seat for you in any theater with advance notice.
  • No lines to wait in, you have PRIORITY access before anyone else.
  • Invitation to Opening night party.
  • 50% discount tickets to HIFF Award Gala.

How Flash Passes Work

A percentage of theater seats will be held for passholders at every screening. After the limit of held seats has been reached, ticket holders will be admitted and any additional passholders will be admitted based on seat availability, before anyone standing in the “rush” line.

* No tickets required – seating not guaranteed.  Seating begins 30 minutes prior to showtime. The allotted passholders are seated first, before the ticket holders. Passes are only valid for the festival for which they were purchased.



New! Box Office / Membership Frequently Asked Questions

Membership Benefits

Year Round Benefits

  • Complimentary Membership Screenings (Admit 2 per member)
  • A Personal Online Account with your ticket history
  • Subscription to HIFF’s Email Newsletter

At the Film Festival

  • Early Bird Sales on Festival Passes and Ticket Packages
  • Member Line Tickets for Priority Entrance
  • Members Only Days at the Festival Box Office
  • Members Only Discounts on Festival Merchandise

Theater Admittance Order

  1. Allotted pass holders
  2. ADA guests and their plus one
  3. Member ticket holders
  4. General Public ticket holders
  5. Remaining pass holders
  6. Rush Line (based upon availability)

Support HIFF Today!

HIFF has been bringing great film experiences to the Hawaiian Islands for more than 30 years! Your support enables HIFF to:

  • Expand cinema through education with classroom visits, now serving classrooms and teachers all over Oahu and some neighbor islands.
  • Underwrite Hawaii State filmmaker submission fees to HIFF, host filmmakers from around the globe at HIFF.
  • Provide great intellectual nourishment for Hawaii and beyond with access to both up-and-coming and established filmmakers.
  • Produce the largest audience-driven film festival in Hawaii. We host two festivals per year; one in Spring and major one in Fall. The fall festival features screenings of over 200 narrative, documentary and short films from more than 40 countries.
  • Create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive.