Welcome to the 38th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani! If you haven’t attended HIFF before, the guide below will help you navigate through our festival. We hope you enjoy watching independent and international films at the largest film festival in Hawaii. Getting tickets is easy!
IT’S THIS EASY!
We suggest the following ways to choose the film or films you want to see:
There are 3 easy ways to purchase tickets in advance or day of show. It’s just like going to any other movie:
October 19th - November 3rd, 2018 | Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 2:00PM-6:00PM
November 5th - 7th, 2018 | Daily 2:00PM - 6:00PM
November 8th - 18th, 2018| 60 minutes before the first screening until 15 minutes after the last screening begins
Ticket Prices (Including Opening | Centerpiece | Closing Night Films)
$10.00 HIFF Members
$12.00 Senior, Military, Student
$14.00 General Admission
Service fee per ticket
No fee for online purchases for HIFF Members
$1.50 for online purchases
$1.00 for box office purchases
No, you don’t have to be a member. Everyone is welcome to attend HIFF.
HIFF Members receive:
$4.00 – off General Admission ticket price for all HIFF tickets
Member line seating for all screenings | Members are seated before General Admission
A mailed program guide.
Advance ticket purchase before the general public.
Notifications of free special screenings for HIFF Members.
YES! Parking is always free at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX Theaters for HIFF. Get validated by a Regal Employee or at the HIFF Box Office.
Try to get in line at least 30 minutes before the show. If advance purchase tickets are no longer available, a limited number of standby tickets (a.k.a. Rush tickets) will be released ten minutes before showtime in most instances.
When advance tickets are no longer available, a limited number of “rush” tickets may become available at the door five to ten minutes prior to the screening. Standby tickets are sold for $10 (cash only) on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on how many seats are available. Please look for the “Rush Line” for the particular film when you arrive. These seats are typically in the first 2 rows of the theater, and no refunds are given for “rush” tickets.
Films will be presented in their original language. If the film is in a language other than English, there will be English subtitles on the screen.
Yes! There are panels, seminars and special events throughout the festival.
Please feel free to communicate with us. We are here to answer your questions, please feel free to provide feedback too!