120 films/events

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United States 2020 | 89 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary, Music, Politics, Social Issues

Germany and the United States are two of the largest immigration countries in the world. And yet, as of late, there have been growing anti-immigrant sentiments in both countries, as people argue...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

THE GIRL WHO LEFT HOME
United States 2020 | 100 min.
Panorama | Comedy, Drama, Foodie, Music, Women

At the height of Christine’s career, she learns the unbearable news that her father has passed away after months of silence between them. Upon returning home, Christine undertakes the burdens...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Fri, Nov 20 - 8:00PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

Sun, Nov 22 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

GUNDA
Norway, United States 2020 | 93 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary, Environmental

Where his prior film, AQUARELA was a reminder of the fragility of human tenure on earth, in GUNDA, Viktor Kossakovsky reminds us that we share our planet with billions of other animals. Through...

Nov 6th 7:00 PM - Nov 6th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Nov 17th 7:00 PM - Nov 17th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

HAE HAWAI‘I
United States 2018 | 16 min.
HIFF Drive-In Series | History

This film will play In-Person ONLY as part of THE KĀNAKA MAOLI NEW WAVE Drive-In Shorts Program. In 1893, a group of businessmen and sugar planters illegally overthrow the Hawaiian monarchy. The...

Sun, Nov 22 - 7:00PM  Windward Mall Drive-In

HAENYEO VR
South Korea, United States 0 | 7 min.
HIFF XR Showcase | Documentary

This program is FREE. Click the GET TICKETS link below to view this unique XR Program. In this VR experience, guests will get an first person view of what the Haenyeo endure in their...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

HARANA
United States 2020 | 10 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Drama, Romance

Jose, an elderly Filipino man struggles with the decision to put his ailing wife Pacita in a care home for her advancing dementia. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sat, Nov 07 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sat, Nov 07 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

HARANA (SERENADE)
United States 2019 | 17 min.
Shorts Program: A Better Life | Drama, Music

In 1995 Las Vegas, a homesick cover band singer writes an original song to connect with her daughter who is growing up in the Philippines without her.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

HAWAIIAN SOUL
United States 2020 | 19 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Drama

Amidst the 1970s native rights movement, George Helm, a young Hawaiian activist and musician must gain the support of kūpuna (elders) from Maui to aid in protecting the neighboring island of...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 22 - 7:00PM  Windward Mall Drive-In

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 2:30PM  Consolidated Ward

HE WA’A, HE HŌNUA
United States 2020 | 58 min.
Made In Hawaii: Visions of Hōkūleʻa | Educational

AVAILABLE NOV 16 - 29 | WORLD FREE - CLICK LINK BELOW FOR FREE TICKETS A one-hour program that pays tribute to the sweeping cultural renaissance that began in the 1970s and will continue with the...

Nov 16th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

HEART IN THE PARK
United States 2020 | 2 min.
Student Showcase | Animation

This heartwarming animation by Karissa Tabadero will bring a smile to your face.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

HELPING THE HOMELESS
United States 2020 | 5 min.
DKII Future Filmmakers Showcase | Documentary

This film is about helping our most vulnerable citizens, the homeless. They are living with nothing, and the law says they aren't allowed to sit or lie down, almost anywhere. We need to help...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

HITMAN
United States 2020 | 26 min.
Student Showcase | Crime Drama, Drama, Family Friendly, Thriller

Honolulu, 2045. A bounty hunter frantically tries to free his childhood best friend from jail, leading him to a decision that could ruin his conscience forever.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

HŌKŪLE'A, STAR OF GLADNESS
United States 1975 | 28 min.
Made In Hawaii: Visions of Hōkūleʻa | Documentary

AVAILABLE ONLINE NOV 16 - 29 | WORLD FREE - CLICK LINK BELOW FOR FREE TICKETS Film transfer of "Hōkūleʻa, Star of Gladness," directed by Tip Davis in 1975. This documentary...

Nov 16th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

HŌKŪLEʻA: RETURN TO TAHITI
United States 1980 | 25 min.
Made In Hawaii: Visions of Hōkūleʻa | Documentary

AVAILABLE NOV 16 - 29 | WORLD FREE - CLICK LINK BELOW FOR FREE TICKETS This is the story of the final days of the Hōkūleʻa's voyage on its arrival to Tahiti in March 1980 after 32...

Nov 16th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

HŌKŪLEʻA: THE PROUD VOYAGE HOME
United States 1987 | 52 min.
Made In Hawaii: Visions of Hōkūleʻa | Documentary

AVAILABLE ONLINE NOV 16 - 29 | WORLD FREE - CLICK LINK BELOW FOR FREE TICKETS This one hour program reviews the 2-year, 16,000 mile journey of the Polynesian Voyaging Society's...

Nov 16th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
United States 2010 | 98 min.
HIFF Drive-In Series |

This film will play In-Person ONLY as a part of HIFF's ALOHA DRIVE-IN Series.  Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, this...

Thu, Nov 12 - 5:30PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

HULI: KOKUA HAWAII AND THE BEGINNING OF THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT IN CONTEMPORARY HAWAI'I
United States 2020 | 131 min.
Made in Hawaii | Documentary

Legendary Native Hawaiian activist and political scientist Haunani-Kay Trask traces the beginnings of the Modern Hawaiian Movement back to Kokua Hawaiʻi, a community-based organization that first...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

I'M YOUR WOMAN
United States 2020 | 120 min.
Panorama | Crime Drama, Drama

Suburban housewife Jean (Rachel Brosnahan, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL) lives a seemingly easy life, supported by husband Eddie’s (Bill Heck) career as a thief. But when Eddie betrays his...

Thu, Nov 12 - 8:00PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

Thu, Nov 19 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

Thu, Nov 19 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

IKAIKA
United States 2020 | 9 min.
ACM UHM Showcase | Drama

Ikaika, a middle school kid, works towards a better understanding of who he is as he world begins to fall apart.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER
United States 2019 | 8 min.
HIFF XR Showcase | Documentary, Educational, Experimental, History

This program is FREE. Click the GET TICKETS link below to view this unique XR Program. In July 1969, much of the world celebrated the “giant leap for mankind” that the successful...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

INDIE ARTISTS: SKATEBOARDING
United States 2020 | 8 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Documentary

INDIE ARTISTS: SKATEBOARDING is a short doc series aimed at showcasing unique individuals who use their journey and hobbies as a way of expression and art. This short introduces us to skateboarder,...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sat, Nov 07 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sat, Nov 07 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL
United States 2019 | 123 min.
HIFF Drive-In Series |

This film will play In-Person ONLY as part of HIFF'S ALOHA DRIVE-IN Series. When Spencer goes back into the fantastical world of Jumanji, pals Martha, Fridge and Bethany re-enter the game to...

Fri, Nov 13 - 5:30PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

KA HUAKAʻI: THE JOURNEY TO MERRIE MONARCH
United States 2019 | 46 min.
Made in Hawaii | Documentary

This documentary revolves around three hālau hula (school of hula) as they prepare for their huakaʻi (journey) to the Merrie Monarch Festival, an annual cultural festival that has long been...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 2:30PM  Consolidated Ward

KĀHULI
United States 2020 | 3 min.
Student Showcase | Educational

Kāhuli (Beloved Hawaiian Land & Tree Snails), once adorned native Hawaiian Forests abundantly. Over 750 species were documented through chants & folklore. Today less than 40 species...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

KAMA'ĀINA (CHILD OF THE LAND)
United States 2019 | 17 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Coming of Age, LGBT, Native/Indigenous Peoples

A queer sixteen-year-old girl, Mahina, must navigate life on the streets in Oahu, until she eventually finds refuge at the Pu’uhonua o Wai’anae––Hawaiʻi’s largest...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sat, Nov 21 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 3:00PM  Consolidated Ward

KAPAEMAHU
United States 2020 | 8 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Animation

Kapaemahu reveals the hidden history of four powerful healing stones on Waikiki Beach, and the mysterious spirits within them. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 2:30PM  Consolidated Ward

THE KILLING OF TWO LOVERS
United States 2020 | 85 min.
Panorama | Drama

THE KILLING OF TWO LOVERS is a riveting and restrained autopsy of a marriage in free fall. David and Nikki have already separated, with David returning to his parent’s home. They both agree to...

Nov 8th 7:00 PM - Nov 8th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Nov 20th 7:00 PM - Nov 20th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

LANDFALL
United States 2020 | 91 min.
Film For Thought | Documentary, Environmental, Social Issues

This visually striking, kaleidoscopic portrait of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria criss-crosses the island to document the resilience of a community banding together to rebuild. A...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

LESSONS FROM JEJU
United States 2020 | 13 min.
Shorts Program: Turning Point | Documentary

Pregnant and apprehensive about how motherhood will affect her career as a professional freediver, Kimi Werner takes a trip to the island of Jeju in South Korea to meet her heroes, the haenyeo.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT
United States 2020 | 3 min.
DKII Future Filmmakers Showcase | Documentary

My Letter to U.S. President about what our country needs right now.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

LIFE IN COVID-19
United States 2020 | 2 min.
Student Showcase | Documentary

Filmmaker Summer Lee's historical documentary filmed in the observational and poetic modes is a poignant reminder of how things have changed.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

LIGHT
United States 2020 | 3 min.
DKII Future Filmmakers Showcase | Social Issues

Darkness: America is living in it day by day. As individuals we are all so unique, yet as humanity we are all so similar. The key to unlock our rightful future is the need for light.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

LIMBO
United States 2019 | 5 min.
Student Showcase | Drama

The story follows a boy who lost someone he's loved recently. Ever since her passing, life has been a little hard for him. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

THE LONGING FADE
United States 2020 | 8 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Drama

A lonely woman struggles with her sense of self and fading memory as she embarks on a journey of closure in this touching story about love, loss, and forgiveness.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sat, Nov 07 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sat, Nov 07 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

LONGING FOR HAWAI'I
United States 2020 | 21 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Documentary, Educational, History, Politics, Social Issues

In the face of colonial erasure, one ‘ohana’s journey into the past reveals a hidden history about the Lost Kingdom of Hawai‘i and its forgotten heroes. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE
United States 2020 | 108 min.
Panorama | Action, Comedy

17 years after the events of the first LUMPIA movie world premiered at HIFF 2003 to a sold out crowd, the characters of the cult classic are back for some more butt-kicking, arnis-wielding, and of...

Nov 7th 3:00 PM - Nov 7th 5:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Nov 16th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Fri, Nov 13 - 5:30PM  Consolidated Pearlridge

Fri, Nov 13 - 8:30PM  Consolidated Pearlridge

Thu, Nov 19 - 8:00PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

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