Blog - Awards

Here are the #HIFF38 Audience Award Winners presented by Hawaii News Now

November 20, 2018

The ballots have been tabulated and were announced this morning by Billy V on Hawaii News Now, the sponsor of the #HIFF38 Audience Awards. Here are the best films at HIFF as determined by festival audiences: Best Narrative Feature goes to Hirokazu Kore-eda's SHOPLIFTERS. Best Documentary Feature goes to Naalehu Anthony's MOANANUIĀKEA: ONE OCEAN, ONE PEOPLE, ONE CANOE . Finally, Best Short Film goes to Ty Sanga's HAE HAWAI'I.

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38th Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani Announces Winners

November 18, 2018

November 17, 2018 (Honolulu, HI) - The 38th edition of the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani announced their Jury winners at a private awards gala yesterday evening. The Best Made In Hawaii Feature Award winner is BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE directed by Aaron Lieber. The jurors also awarded a second place award to MOANANUIĀKEA: ONE OCEAN, ONE CANOE, ONE PEOPLE, directed by Na’alehu Anthony....

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THE UPSIDE starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart added to #HIFF38

November 07, 2018

The 38th Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani starts this Thursday, November 2, but the HIFF programmers are still busy in adding films to the lineup. We are proud to announce that the Festival has added the upcoming prestige drama THE UPSIDE starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman. An American remake of the the beloved French film INTOUCHABLES, this late addition will screen on the final weekend of HIFF38. THE UPSIDE is part of other late additions like THE FAVOURITE, ECHO IN THE CANYON and MOMENTUM GENERATION.

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#HIFF38 Spotlight: Programmer's Korean Film Picks and actress MOON SO-RI honored with Career Achievement Award

November 02, 2018

With some of the best films in the program at HIFF38, this year’s Korean film line-up is one we are particularly proud of. Featuring 9 films that run the gamut from award-winning arthouse dramas, to blockbuster epic period action films, the HIFF38 SPOTLIGHT ON KOREA is a truly exciting program. Two of the Festival’s SPOTLIGHT ON KOREA films are nominated for awards—the moving drama LAST CHILD for the KAU KA HOKU AWARD (emerging filmmaker), and coming-of-age tale ADULTHOOD for the NETPAC AWARD for Best Asian-Pacific Film. And the Festival is incredibly proud and honored to welcome renowned actress MOON SO-RI with her directorial debut, clever satire THE RUNNING ACTRESS, and bestow her with the Halekulani Career Achievement Award.

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#HIFF38 Spotlight: AWARDS BUZZ is an early look at films vying for Oscar gold

October 19, 2018

AWARDS BUZZ is our annual section that presents the buzziest fall releases that are vying for major award nominations in the coming months leading up to major awards ceremonies like the Golden Globs, Independent Spirit Awards, and the Oscars. All of the films in Awards Buzz are major festival premieres that have won awards and garnered rave reviews from world-class film festivals like Cannes, Venice and Toronto. From the latest by Oscar winner Barry Jenkins (MOONLIGHT) to Alfonso Cuaron’s follow-up from the Oscar winning GRAVITY, to films with tour-de-force performances by Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman, HIFF38’s Awards Buzz is your advance glimpse at what films will win it all.

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