120 films/events

United States

L’EAU EST LA VIE (WATER IS LIFE): FROM STANDING ROCK TO THE SWAMP
United States 2019 | 24 min.
Shorts Program: Little Docs | Documentary

In Louisiana, fierce Indigenous women are ready to fight—to stop the corporate blacksnake and preserve their way of life. They are risking everything to protect Mother Earth from the predatory...

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

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

MAGIC KINGDOM
夢樂園
Hong Kong SAR China, United States 2020 | 15 min.
Shorts Program: A Better Life | Drama

The story is set in 1997 against the backdrop of the looming handover of Hong Kong to China. Kit, a middle-aged single parent, brings his son from Hong Kong to California under the pretense of...

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

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

THE MAINLAND
United States 2020 | 19 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Comedy, Drama

The Mainland follows Hawaiian actor, Ikaika, as he navigates the Hollywood politics of ethnic diversity when his small town cousin, Kekoa, unexpectedly shows up on his doorstep. 

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

MAUKA TO MAKAI
United States 2018 | 25 min.
HIFF Drive-In Series |

This film will play In-Person ONLY as part of THE KĀNAKA MAOLI NEW WAVE Drive-In Shorts Program. MAUKA TO MAKAI offers an unfiltered window in to a day in the lives of two cousins, who, while...

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

MAUNAKEA: SACRED MOUNTAIN, SACRED CONDUCT
United States 2020 | 11 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Documentary

AVAILABLE ONLINE NOV 5 - 29 | USA INCLUDED PASSES: SUPPORTER | ALL ACCESS | LIMITED ACCESS SELECT THEATER SCREENINGS ALSO AVAILABLE | TICKETS & SCHEDULE BELOW CLICK HERE TO WATCH Q&A...

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

Sun, Nov 29 - 3:00PM  Consolidated Ward

MEMORY 2752
United States 2020 | 6 min.
Student Showcase | Drama

In the not to distant future, people relive and experience their favorite memories with all five senses at The Memory Bank. But for Nathan are memories of Helen enough?

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

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

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

MIDNIGHT SHOWING
United States 2019 | 10 min.
ACM UHM Showcase | Animation, Comedy, Horror

MIDNIGHT SHOWING is a wacky animated horror film following Angel, an utterly exhausted movie theatre usher, on the most frightening closing shift of his life. 

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

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

MINARI
United States 2020 | 115 min.
New American Perspectives | Drama

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, MINARI follows a Korean American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely...

Nov 5th 7:00 PM - Nov 5th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Thu, Nov 05 - 7:00PM  Consolidated Ward

MLK/FBI
United States 2020 | 104 min.
Centerpiece Presentation | Documentary

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today as an American hero: a bridge-builder, a shrewd political tactician, and a moral leader. Yet throughout his history-altering political career, he was...

Sun, Nov 08 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Wed, Nov 11 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Pearlridge

Wed, Nov 11 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Pearlridge

Sat, Nov 21 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

MOANANUIAKEA: ONE OCEAN, ONE PEOPLE, ONE CANOE
United States 2018 | 130 min.
Made In Hawaii: Visions of Hōkūleʻa | Documentary

AVAILABLE ONLINE NOV 16 - 29 | WORLD FREE - CLICK LINK BELOW FOR FREE TICKETS MOANANUIĀKEA: ONE OCEAN. ONE PEOPLE. ONE CANOE. celebrates the historic Worldwide Voyage that connected...

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

THE MOON AND THE NIGHT
United States 2018 | 19 min.
HIFF Drive-In Series |

This film will play In-Person ONLY as part of THE KĀNAKA MAOLI NEW WAVE Drive-In Shorts Program. In rural Hawaii, a teenage girl must confront her father after he enters her beloved pet into a...

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

MR. CHONG'S NEIGHBORHOOD
United States 2020 | 3 min.
DKII Future Filmmakers Showcase | Comedy

Oli Orca and Mr. Chong write a message to the mayor expressing their feelings and hopes toward him.

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

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

MY LETTER TO THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT
United States 2020 | 4 min.
DKII Future Filmmakers Showcase | Educational

My purpose on creating this film was to ask our president about the possibilities of having a "wonderful world" based on future Global Goal Initiatives. 

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

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

MY VIDEO LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT
United States 2020 | 2 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

NEW YEAR’S EVE
United States 2020 | 3 min.
Student Showcase | Drama

2020's coronavirus is broken down into a good and bad side, showing the audience that we need to stay positive and creative even with a pandemic bearing down on us.

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

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

NO ALOHA FOR MICRONESIANS
United States 2020 | 6 min.
Student Showcase | Documentary, Educational, History, Social Issues

Video documentary depicting the injustices, discrimination, and health care disparities experienced by the Compact of Free Association (including Micronesian) islanders before and after their...

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

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

ONE SQUARE MILE, 10,000 VOICES
United States 2020 | 0 min.
HIFF XR Showcase | Documentary, Educational, History, Social Issues

This program is FREE. Click the GET TICKETS link below to view this unique XR Program. More than 10,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated at Manzanar, in California's Owens Valley,...

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

THE PĀKALĀ KIDS
United States 2020 | 5 min.
ACM UHM Showcase | Animation, Drama

On the run from their home in the rustic, old plantation town of Pākalā Village, Kauaʻi, two best friends, Lani and Dixie, embark on a journey up Waimea Canyon.

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

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

THE PAPER TIGERS
United States 2020 | 108 min.
Panorama | Action/Adventure

Three former Kung Fu prodigies known as The Three Tigers have grown old and apart, and lost their fighting abilities. But after the suspicious death of their master, the three reunite to investigate....

Nov 5th 6:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Fri, Nov 13 - 8:00PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

PARACHUTE
United States 2020 | 14 min.
Shorts Program: A Better Life | Drama

After three years of living in America, Chinese teenager Wendy Zhang is struggling. Her teachers don't care about her, her host family doesn't understand her, and her own parents are too far...

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

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

PIECE OF CAKE
United States 2020 | 1 min.
DKII Future Filmmakers Showcase | Documentary

A rap poem along with a film of a talent baking a cake expressing "the presidency isn't a piece of cake" and that it's a big responsibility.

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

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

PIKO I, PIKO O, PIKO A : ʻŌLINO ARTS VIRTUAL ANIMATION ACADEMY 2020
United States 2019 | 28 min.
Student Showcase | Animation

This year the Liliʻuokalani Trust ʻŌlino Arts partnered with Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking to offer a virtual version of the Animation Academy. The reel is the result of three weeks of learning and...

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

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

POI DOG LESSONS
United States 2020 | 2 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Documentary

Disturbed by the racism against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, Honolulu Theatre for Youth company actor Maki‘ilei Ishihara taps into her mixed Asian Pacific heritage to...

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

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S MESSAGE
United States 2020 | 4 min.
DKII Future Filmmakers Showcase |

President Trump has a pretty interesting message for his predecessor.

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

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

PUA KA UAHI
United States 2020 | 7 min.
ACM UHM Showcase | Action, Animation, Comedy, Ethnographic, Fantasy, Women

Pua ka uahi is a wonder-filled Indigenous animation following the challenge between Pele, a hot-tempered volcano goddess, and Kamapuaʻa, a shapeshifting trickster, as they race from Puna to Hilo.

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

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

PUA WARRIORS
United States 2020 | 8 min.
ACM UHM Showcase | Animation

Pua Warriors is an animated action film about magical girls Leilani, Ayaka, and Jasmine who need to prevent a sludge monster from destroying their hometown on Hawaiʻi island. 

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

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

QUARANTEENS
United States 2020 | 2 min.
Student Showcase | Documentary

This documentary shows how teenagers are dealing with the Corona Virus quarantine.

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

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

THE QUARANTINE SURVIVAL GUIDE
United States 2020 | 9 min.
Student Showcase |

A tween watches a comedy video on how to cope with covid-19.

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

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

RED HOUSE
United States 2020 | 20 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Drama

Scotty, an addict shunned by his community, is released from prison and goes straight to the beach to test his longtime fear of the ocean.

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

REDEMPTION
United States 2020 | 10 min.
Student Showcase | Family Friendly

Story of DeMarcus Ezra, 17 yr old at risk youth, transition from troubled teen to productive citizen after attending the Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy.

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

REQUIEM FOR LOST PLANTS
United States 2020 | 0 min.
HIFF XR Showcase |

This program is FREE. Click HERE to access this unique XR program! From the Spanish colonization of Tongva land to the ongoing urbanization of Los Angeles, both plant and human communities have...

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

SOUND OF METAL
United States 2020 | 130 min.
Panorama | Drama

A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing. A former drug addict, he is sober for four years. His sponsor makes him go meet Joe (Paul Raci), who leads...

Nov 15th 7:00 PM - Nov 16th 7:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Nov 22nd 7:00 PM - Nov 23rd 7:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

STARCAST WITH VIBRATION GROUP
United States 2020 | 35 min.
HIFF XR Showcase |

Missed the Performance? Click HERE to watch it now via the HIFF Facebook Page.  The VIBRATION GROUP is a spaceship-dwelling commune of migrants who have left Earth due to climate change,...

Nov 12th 6:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

STARGAZER
United States 2020 | 8 min.
Student Showcase | Drama

The US has established the Junior Deep Space Program (JDSP) within the Space Force. John and Anne are on a mission to study a distant star system when a malfunction causes their ship to lose...

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

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

STORY GAME
Japan, United States 2020 | 97 min.
Made in Hawaii | Horror, Thriller

Three students on spring break arrive on a remote beach to go camping. Accompanied by an odd park ranger, lured to join with free beer and in true campfire story fashion, they all make a bet to tell...

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

Thu, Nov 05 - 8:00PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

Sun, Nov 15 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Olino

Sun, Nov 15 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Olino

STRAY
United States 2020 | 73 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary

The world of three stray dogs commingling among the inhabitants of the sprawling city of Istanbul is the subject of Elizabeth Lo’s beguiling documentary feature debut. The viewer is thrust into...

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

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