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Post on social media about #IHeartHIFF and enter a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Hawaii Premiere of CRAZY RICH ASIANS presented by Hawaii International Film Festival

August 03, 2018

I HEART HIFF in August continues with the Hawaii premiere of CRAZY RICH ASIANS on August 7, directed by Jon M. Chu and based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan. The Festival’s special advance screening and Hawaii Premiere will coincide with the Los Angeles Premiere on the same night! The screening is open to HIFF Ohana current members, but you have to express why you love HIFF and enter to win a pair of tickets!

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HIFF and DANIEL K. INOUYE INSTITUTE Launch Middle and High School Student Short Film Contest

May 31, 2018

This summer, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) invites High School and Middle School students to create works for a new short film contest. In partnership with the Daniel K. Inouye Institute (DKII), the contest calls on young students to create films inspired by Senator Inouye’s historic speech from the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

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From Ramen to Dinuguan — Foodie Films at the 2018 HIFF Spring Showcase!

March 27, 2018

Who is a foodie and a film fan? The HIFF Spring Showcase will be screening four films that look at humans and their relationship to food, either as an art form, a way to cope, or even as a choice for conservation. From the look at the history of factory farming in EATING ANIMALS, based on the award winning book, to the return engagement of JIMAMI TOFU, to the journey of a young woman resetting her life in nature with LITTLE FOREST, to a Tokyo chef’s pursuit in creating the perfect ramen broth in RAMEN HEADS, to a documentary that explores American’s next big thing in culinary world, Filipino food in ULAM: MAIN DISH, this extension of the Fall Festival’s EAT.DRINK.FILM. section sill satiate any cinema-goer’s appetite!

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Foodie Film Alert! CHEF starring and directed by Jon Favreau is April's Courtyard Cinema Film at Ward Village

March 23, 2018

April’s Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village is one of the definitive foodie films to come out in years, CHEF, written, directed and starring Jon Favreau. An ode to foodie culture and how it has permeated our current relationship to food, celebrity and identity, CHEF is the perfect film to watch under the stars at Ward Village, especially with some of Honolulu’s brightest and delectable food trucks parked a few feet away. Screening Thursday, April 12!

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March's Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village Film is WONDER starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson

February 20, 2018

The next Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village is set for March 8! Based on the bestselling and beloved book, WONDER is a true heartwarming crowdpleaser for the entire family and the young at heart. Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Daveed Diggs, Mandy Patinkin and Jacob Tremblay in an amazing performance as our hero Auggie.

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