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#HIFF38 KAU KA HŌKŪ Filmmaker Award Competition for Emerging Filmmakers of the Asia-Pacific Rim

October 16, 2018

HIFF was an annual stop for the late film critic Roger Ebert, who hailed the festival as “a showcase for emerging filmmakers from the Asia and Pacific Rim.” The KAU KA HŌKŪ, which is loosely translated as “shooting star,” will be awarded to an emerging filmmaker (first or second feature film) from the Asia-Pacific Rim and North America. Both fiction and non-fiction feature films will be nominated by the festival programmers and winners will be chosen by an international jury.

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The 21st HIFF Spring Showcase presented by Halekulani Film Lineup Is Here

March 09, 2018

The 21st HIFF Spring Showcase film lineup is online! 30 films from 11 countries will be presented from April 6-15 at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18. 9 of these films come straight from the recently concluded Sundance Film Festival with several others coming from prestige festivals such as Cannes, Toronto, Telluride, Venice and Busan! From espionage, thrillers, comedies, foodie films, animation, and award winning documentaries, this year’s HIFF Spring Showcase has something for everyone!

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HIFF celebrates 90th Academy Awards with HOLLYWOOD, HI Soiree and Fundraiser

February 20, 2018

HOLLYWOOD, HI -- HIFF's Soiree Celebrating the 90th Academy Awards at the Halekulani on March 4, 2018. Dress up like it's the big premiere, mingle with Honolulu's social elite, partake in Halekulani's delectable treats and drinks, participate in our Oscar pool, and watch the 90th Academy Awards live!

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HIFF37 Audience Award Winners presented by Hawaii News Now

November 14, 2017

HIFF audiences exercised the democratic process by voting for their favorite films at the Festival! Ballots were distributed for the screening of every eligible film during HIFF37. The HIFF37 Audience Choice Awards presented by Hawaii News Now are broken down into three categories — Favorite Narrative Feature; Favorite Documentary Feature; and Favorite Short Film. The winners were announced this morning on Hawaii News Now Sunrise this morning.

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HIFF37 presented by Halekulani anounces Juried Award Winners and Artist Honorees

November 14, 2017

The 37th edition of Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani announced their Jury winners at a private Awards Gala at the Halekulani Ballroom on November 10, 2017.

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