Membership & Festival Passes

 HIFF is a non-profit, membership driven organization dedicated to enriching the cultural landscape of the Islands through the cinematic arts. We rely on the support of our members to sustain and grow Oahu’s premier, non-profit organization devoted to the film arts. By joining HIFF Ohana you’ll enjoy great films and support HIFF all year round.


HIFF Memberships are year-round good for 365 days.

All HIFF Ohana memberships are valid for one year from date of purchase and receive membership benefits outlined to the right. The $10 member ticket excludes Opening & Closing Night Galas. Students must show id, seniors 60+. These memberships also receive discounts on passes for our festivals.

Da Kine

$50 General Admission
$35 Students/Seniors/Military
  • 1 HIFF Membership
  • Member may purchase up to two (2) discounted member tickets per screening, additional tickets $14

Kama'aina

$90General Admission
$75 Students/Seniors/Military
  • 1 HIFF Membership
  • Member may purchase up to four (4) discounted member tickets per screening, additional tickets $14

Ohana

$130 General Admission
$100 Students/Seniors/Military
  • 1 HIFF Membership
  • Member may purchase up to six (6) discounted member tickets per screening, additional tickets $14

FALL 2018 Festival Passes - ON SALE NOW!

Get unlimited access to movies and events. You don't need tickets your pass gets you in. 

Festival Passes

$425Festival Pass - General Admission
$375 Member Price
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Prices go up buy now to save.

  • 1 Festival Pass (good for one person) valid during the FALL 2018 Showcase
  • See unlimited films* – no tickets required, your pass gets you in.
  • Pass-holders get priority access into the theater, you get to bypass the lines outside

Concierge Pass

$1000General Admission
$950 Member Price
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Limited quantities are available.

  • 1 Concierge Pass (good for one person) for FALL 2018
  • No lines to wait in, you have PRIORITY access before anyone else.
  • See unlimited films* – no tickets required, your pass gets you in.
  • We will RESERVE any seat for you in any theater with advance notice.

How Festival Passes Work

A percentage of theater seats will be held for pass-holders at every screening you can reserve your spot in the screening by managing your schedule. After the allotted amount of seats has been reached, ticket holders will be admitted and any additional pass-holders will be admitted based on seat availability, before anyone standing in the “rush” line.

* No tickets required– seating not guaranteed until you register for your screenings or events thru our pass portal.  Seating begins about 30 minutes prior to showtime. You are allotted unlimited entrances to festival films. All eligible pass holders will receive an email from the box office with a link to MANAGE YOUR SCHEDULE. From that link you will see all the events and screenings,  and can add them to your schedule, or adjust your schedule as necessary.

 Passes are only valid for the festival for which they were purchased.


Box Office & Ticketing FAQ

Have questions about memberships? Check out the Box Office & Ticketing FAQ!


Membership Benefits

  • Complimentary Membership Screenings (Admit 2 per member)
  • Subscription to HIFF's Email Newsletter
  • Early Bird Sales on Festival Passes and TIckets
  • Member Line Tickets for Priority Entrance before the General Admission
  • Members Only Days at the Festival Box Office
  • Discounted tickets to all films and events

Theater Admittance Order

  1. Allotted pass holders
  2. ADA guests and their plus one
  3. Member ticket holders
  4. General Public ticket holders
  5. Remaining pass holders
  6. Rush Line (based upon availability)

Support HIFF Today!

HIFF has been bringing great film experiences to the Hawaiian Islands for almost 40 years! Your support enables HIFF to:

  • Expand cinema through education with classroom visits, now serving classrooms and teachers all over Oahu and some neighbor islands.
  • Underwrite Hawaii State filmmaker submission fees to HIFF, host filmmakers from around the globe at HIFF.
  • Provide great intellectual nourishment for Hawaii and beyond with access to both up-and-coming and established filmmakers.
  • Produce the largest audience-driven film festival in Hawaii. We host two festivals per year; one in Spring and major one in Fall. The fall festival features screenings of over 200 narrative, documentary and short films from more than 40 countries.
  • Create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive.
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