Blog - Free Films/Events

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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Celebrate Valentines Day and Lunar New Year with a FREE screening of CRAZY RICH ASIANS at Courtyard Cinema

February 08, 2019

Come celebrate Valentines Day and Lunar New Year with the groundbreaking romantic comedy CRAZY RICH ASIANS at Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village on February 14! Also, participate in Ward Village's social media contest for this screening and you could win VIP seats to the screening, complimentary champagne and chocolates.

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What’s FREE at #HIFF38

October 30, 2018

On top of screening some of the year’s best films from around the world and a bevy of exciting events showcasing great emerging talents, HIFF has an exciting range of free events throughout the festival to check out. From the HIFF VR Lounge at SALT on opening weekend, to student showcases and the Daniel K Inouye Institute Student Film Initiative, to a symposium on the state of indie filmmaking in Hawaii (coffee and donuts provided), to an informative panel discussion on the making of the 'ōlelo Hawai'i version of MOANA, to newly added free screenings of ECHO IN THE CANYON at Courtyard Cinema and the surfing film MOMENTUM GENERATION from HBO Documentary Films, we've got some great free events at #HIFF38!

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Just Added to #HIFF38: Awards hopeful THE FAVOURITE, Music doc ECHO IN THE CANYON at Courtyard Cinema and North Shore surfing documentary MOMENTUM GENERATION

October 26, 2018

Although the #HIFF38 film program is finalized, the film programmers still take opportunities to fill select TBA screening slots during the Festival. For the upcoming fest, we’ve added some last minute additions and they’re world-class films ranging from an Oscar hopeful with a brilliant performance by Olivia Coleman and the latest film from the director of THE LOBSTER; to the definitive music documentary about the groundbreaking rock and folk musicians that lived in Laurel Canyon and defined a generation through music; and a definitive surfing film executive produced by Robert Redford that looks back at the ragtag team of surfers from the North Shore that defined a sport. Better yet, two of these films are FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

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