Established in 1981, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is dedicated to the advancement of understanding and cultural exchange among the peoples of Asia, the Pacific and North America through the medium of film.

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Comment by Lew Lappert on November 13, 2014 at 11:16am

Thank you to Tony Young, Joji Yoshida, Kirt Pryun, Patrick Jeppeson, Dennis Keating and Michael de Ycaza for attending the Hawaii International Film Festival Creative Lab seminar with Oscar nominated Screenwriter Lucy Alibar.  Your support for the betterment of the local film industry is well noted.

Comment by Lew Lappert on November 9, 2014 at 12:02pm

Congratulations to Lisa Barnes, Lareina Benros, Sally Davis, Becky Maltby, Matthew Monju and Joji Yoshida for getting selected to participate in HIFF Creative Lab Actors Workshop with Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden.

Comment by Lew Lappert on November 4, 2014 at 11:51am

A Conversation with Oscar nominated Screenwriter Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild).  Tuesday, November 4th, 6:30 PM.  The Modern, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd.  See you there!

Comment by Scott M. Schewe on November 4, 2014 at 10:54am

Aloha All, come see the ACM/Shanghai University night at the HIFF 2014!!!  12+ films for one ticket!!!  

11/06 6PM at Dole theaters - Iwilei.

You will love to hate my character in"Bicycle", directed by Jake Nowicki. Bicycle will be shown, and is up for a EuroCinema award for BEST HAWAII STUDENT FILM!!


Comment by Lew Lappert on November 3, 2014 at 12:37pm

Congratulations to Screenwriter Tony Young for his acceptance into the 2014 HIFF Writers Accelerator Program.

Comment by Conrad Lihilihi on March 29, 2013 at 1:22pm

Just submitted the short I wrote and directed to this year's HIFF!  Crossing my fingers!! Here's the trailer!!

Comment by Joanne Magday on October 5, 2012 at 10:48am

Great! There are also the: Meet the Director, New Media Academy, and Women Make Movies events that are also free. See all online:

Comment by Elyssa Joy on October 4, 2012 at 8:33am

Thank you for posting this event! See you there!

Comment by Joanne Magday on October 1, 2012 at 8:21pm

FREE Business of Acting Workshop, October 20th:

Comment by RACHAEL E. KEYSER on April 10, 2012 at 12:14pm

The Coin Jar Brotherhood is a story about humanity and human rights more over it is a story about the rights of children everywhere. It is a story about stolen childhoods and the lesson of unconditional love , a lesson that reminds us about what it means to give from the heart even in the most inhumane of times....if only our nations could follow the eyes and hearts of it's children.


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