Accredited Guest / Delegate On-the-Ground Tips

If you are planning to attend your festival screening, please keep in mind the following guidelines:

  • Contact as soon as possible so that they can coordinate your Q&A and PR engagements.
  • Arrive at the theater at least 30 minutes prior to your screening to check-in with the press team and get your photo taken for HIFF PR. Google Map

Before the festival, please submit an application for accreditation here.  Your badge provides you entrance to HIFF screenings and some other special delegate perks. If you are traveling to Honolulu and we arranged your hotel, your badge will be waiting for you there. Otherwise, you can pick up your badge at the HIFF 38 Box Office located at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX  HIFF Box Office Info

Each badge holder can request complimentary tickets to their screenings, subject to availability.

  • Feature Films - 10 comps (total across all screenings) per badge. More must be purchased at a discounted rate.
  • Short Films - 5 comps (total across all screenings) per badge. More must be purchased at a discounted rate.

These filmmaker tickets can only be ordered by emailing your request at least one week in advance of your screening to Please specify how you want the tickets divided between screenings. They will be held at the HIFF Box Office for pick-up under your name.

For additional tickets, email us at and we can offer you a discount code to purchase tickets at the HIFF Member price ($10). You can use this code when ordering tickets online.
Remember – Even YOU will need a ticket for your own film if you’ll be taking a seat during the show. If you are entering only to do an introduction or Q&A, without taking a seat, then you don’t need to reserve a ticket for yourself.

If you have any questions regarding tickets, the accreditation process or any other Festival information, please feel free to contact the Guest Services team at

Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX Foyer
735 Iwilei Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
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Weekdays:  2 PM - 9 PM 
Weekends: 10 AM - 9 PM 

Parties, galas and receptions are by invitation only. A delegate badge does not grant you access to these events. You may receive invitations to additional events throughout the festival, but please check in with the Guest Services team for the latest information.

Some events are open to any badge holder. Just bring your HIFF badge for entrance.

  • HIFF Gay-la After Party following LEITIS IN WAITING - 11/10 8 PM @ Hula’s in Waikiki (Just bring your badge)
    HIFF 80’s Night following LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS - 11/11 9:30 PM @ Nextdoor in Chinatown (Just bring your badge)
  • Outdoor screening of ECHO IN THE CANYON - 11/15 7:00 PM @ IBM Courtyard Cinema (Just bring your badge)
  • HIFF Famous SECRET Karaoke Night - Enquire for details

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