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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Added film screenings for #HIFF38 Closing Weekend on Oahu

November 15, 2018

As previously announced, we have included late additions to the HIFF38 festival program—THE FAVOURITE, MOMENTUM GENERATION and THE UPSIDE—as well as added encores of popular films as requested by HIFF audiences such as SHOPLIFTERS and Okinawan film BORN BONE BORN. We have also added an extra screening of Closing Night Film MOANANUIĀKEA: ONE OCEAN. ONE PEOPLE. ONE CANOE. at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18. Finally, we have added encore screening slots for the MADE IN HAWAII Award Winner, BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE and the KAU KA HŌKŪ Award Winner, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE, which were announced at the HIFF Awards Gala on November 16.

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#HIFF38 added screenings for EATING UP EASTER and SHOPLIFTERS

November 14, 2018

We are at the midpoint of the 38th Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani and are slowly adding additional screenings to reserved TBA slots embedded in the screening schedule. We are glad to announce that we have been approved to add encore screenings for Sergio Rapu’s EATING UP EASTER (November 15, 5:00pm) and Cannes Palme d’Or winner SHOPLIFTERS from Hirokazu Kore-eda (November 18, 4:30pm). Tickets on sale now!

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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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