I HEART HIFF Screening of Sundance crowdpleaser BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON on August 15

August 01, 2019

I HEART HIFF is upon us! Every August, the Hawaii International Film Festival celebrates and honors the amazing HIFF Ohana, the core membership body of the organization, by presenting a free and exclusive screening to HIFF Ohana members (space availability only). The Festival will be screening the Sundance crowdpleaser BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON on August 15 at Consolidated Ward Theatres.

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Summer Slide Series kicks off in June Courtyard Cinema: World premiere of THREE HEARTS HOME + FISHPEOPLE

June 06, 2019

Join us for Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village held at Victoria Ward Park on June 12! In addition to our full-length feature film, FISHPEOPLE, we are excited to announce that we will be showing the world premiere of THREE HEARTS HOME, a short film by Kimi Werner and OluKai. After the short film premieres, Kimi Werner will join us on stage for a Q&A moderated by Mark Healey. This event is a part of the Summer Slide - a series of events happening at Ward Village to celebrate the summer season.

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Courtyard Cinema in May: Free screening of RAMEN SHOP, food vendors on site & new location at Victoria Ward Park

May 01, 2019

This month’s Courtyard Cinema screening will be extra special with a FREE screening of RAMEN SHOP from Singaporean director Eric Khoo and starring #HIFF38 Maverick Award honoree Takumi Saitoh! The screening will take place at a different location than the usual Courtyard Cinema venue and will be held at Victoria Ward Park (location where last month’s Noodle Fest took place).

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Director Spotlight - Lulu Wang, THE FAREWELL (#HIFFSpring19 Closing Night Gala)

April 07, 2019

Lulu Wang is a classical pianist turned filmmaker. Born in Beijing, raised in Miami and educated in Boston, Lulu is a recipient of the Chaz and Roger Ebert Directing Fellowship, which was awarded at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Her first feature film, POSTHUMOUS, starring Jack Huston and Brit Marling was released by The Orchard. She is also a 2014 Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow and a 2017 Sundance Fellow invited to participate in the FilmTwo Initiative for second time feature filmmakers.

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#HIFFSpring19 Documentary Spotlight: Eight documentaries consist of an Oscar winner and films 'Straight from Sundance'

April 01, 2019

4 out of the 8 documentaries that will be screening are straight from the Sundance Film Festival and one is an Oscar winner for Best Documentary (a free screening of FREE SOLO at Courtyard Cinema). From AMAZING GRACE, a long lost documentary chronicling the seminal recording of Aretha Franklin in her prime, to the little known Japanese residents of the Bonin Islands in Masa Fox’s debut film BETWEEN TIDES, to the world premiere of THE ADVENTURES OF SUPER CW (*CANCER HAPPENS), about one of Honolulu’s most beloved scenesters and her fight against cancer, to the Sundance International Documentary Grand Prize winner SEA OF SHADOWS, the Spring Showcase documentaries represent a broad cross-section of subject matters that continue to highlight that documentaries are truly experiencing a renaissance today.

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