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#HIFFSpring 19 Closing Night Film THE FAREWELL with director Lulu Wang in attendance

March 28, 2019

HIFF is honored to present THE FAREWELL starring Awkwafina (#HIFF38 Maverick Award honoree) as the HIFF Spring Showcase Closing Night Gala on April 14. This crowd-pleasing family drama based on director Lulu Wang’s own life, was first produced as an award winning segment of THIS AMERICAN LIFE, and adapted into the crowd-pleasing hit that had audiences cheering and crying at its world premiere at Sundance. An extra bonus to the screening is that the director herself, Lulu Wang, will be in attendance to introduce her film and participate in a post-film Q&A.

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PACIFIC FOCUS includes two new films straight from Sundance

March 11, 2019

PACIFIC FOCUS is a new section of this year’s HIFF Spring Showcase spotlighting the latest in Pacific Islander-driven cinematic works. It is an extension of the “Pacific Showcase” we have annually during the Fall Festival, which is presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications. Three films, including two that just had their Sundance premieres, will screen at HIFF Spring Showcase.

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22nd HIFF Spring Showcase presented by Halekulani Film Lineup includes latest Sundance plus special focuses on Japan, South Korea and the Pacific

March 09, 2019

The 22nd Annual HIFF Spring Showcase presented by Halekulani is here! Taking place from April 5 to the 14 at Regal Dole Cannery Theaters in Honolulu, the Spring Showcase is HIFF's annual 'mini-festival', showcasing some of the best Spring season films from across the globe. Like the main festival in November the Spring Showcase presents a broad spectrum of film festival hits and advance screenings of upcoming indie film releases and will include 30 films from 13 countries.

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2018 HIFF Spring Showcase Sneak Peek: Check out these Six Films!

February 28, 2018

A quick reminder that HIFF Spring Showcase 2018 Flash Passes are now on sale! The 21st edition takes place from April 6 - 15 at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18. 30 films from around the world, as well as a strong collection of premieres straight from Sundance, will be unspooling over 10 days of international and award-winning cinema! To whet the local cineaste’s appetite, here is a sneak peek of 6 films that will screen at this year’s Spring Showcase...

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Programmers’ Picks: Here’s what to see this weekend at HIFF Spring Showcase

April 01, 2017

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