22 films/events

Comedy

#HANDBALLSTRIVE
Japan 2019 | 108 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Comedy

Masao is a high school student in the town of Kumamoto. Together with his friend Okamoto, the two start an Instagram hashtag, #Handballstrive, that goes viral. The publicity from the hashtag prompts...

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

ALOHA SURF HOTEL
United States 2020 | 94 min.
Made in Hawaii | Comedy

Tai Alonzo was a legendary surfer with big things ahead of him, but years later, he's divorced, living in his van, his pro surfing days long behind him. When he is forced to take a job at a...

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

Thu, Nov 05 - 5:30PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

Fri, Nov 20 - 5:30PM  Consolidated Mililani

Fri, Nov 20 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

BABY DONE
New Zealand 2020 | 91 min.
Pacific Showcase | Comedy, Drama

Executive produced by Taika Waititi (JOJO RABBIT, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), this Kiwi-infused amalgam of SHE'S HAVING A BABY and GIRLS stars comedienne Rose Matafeo (THE BREAKER UPPERS)....

Wed, Nov 18 - 5:30PM  Consolidated Olino

Wed, Nov 18 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Olino

Fri, Nov 20 - 5:30PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

A BELOVED WIFE
喜劇 愛妻物語
Japan 2019 | 117 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Comedy

While married for a decade and parenting their young daughter together, Gota and Chika struggle to fulfill one another’s matrimonial wishes. Chika regularly scorns Gota’s failed...

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

DA BREAKFAST KINE CLUB (LIVE STAGE READING)
United States 2020 | 100 min.
HIFF Talk Story | Comedy, Coming of Age

This event is FREE and open to the public. Click on the ticket link below to register. In lieu of admission price, please consider making a cash donation to Corona Care Hawai‘i. An 80s...

Nov 19th 6:00 PM - Nov 19th 7:40 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

DEATH OF NINTENDO
Philippines, United States 2020 | 99 min.
New American Perspectives | Comedy, Coming of Age

Despite an impending volcanic eruption, young Paolo’s mind is worried about other things, such as video games, basketball, and hanging out with his friends. However, when he develops a crush...

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

DESEX
중성화
South Korea 2019 | 17 min.
Shorts Program: Dark Wave | Comedy

Hye-soo goes to sterilize the cat with her boyfriend. Meanwhile, the vet in charge is her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend, and the cat does not wake up from the anesthetic after surgery.

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

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

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

GREAT HOAX: THE MOON LANDING
星際大騙局
Argentina, Taiwan ROC 2020 | 17 min.
HIFF XR Showcase | Comedy

This Project is coming soon to the Oculus Store. Click HERE to view the trailer. An interactive VR comedy about the Taiwanese faking a moon-landing, in which you role-play the first Taiwanese...

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

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

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

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

MRS. NOISY
ミセス・ノイズィ
Japan 2019 | 107 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Comedy, Drama

A novelist Maki Yoshioka (Yukiko Shinohara) has been stuck in a slump. One day, she gets into a disagreement with her neighbor Miwako Wakata (Yoko Ootaka) over the beating of a futon. Maki feels she...

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

MY LOVER, MY DONKEY & I
Antoinette dans les Cévennes
France 2020 | 97 min.
Panorama | Comedy

Antoinette, a school teacher, is looking forward to her long planned summer holidays with her secret lover Vladimir, who is the father of one of her students. When she learns that Vladimir cannot...

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

PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN
Canada 2020 | 95 min.
Panorama | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord. Using a magical amulet, they force the monster to obey their childish whims, and accidentally attract a rogues’ gallery...

Sat, Nov 14 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Pearlridge

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

SECRET ZOO
해치지않아
South Korea 2019 | 117 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Comedy

Kang Tae-Soo is a temp at JH Law firm who finds himself unexpectedly managing a zoo in debt. When the zoo is forced to sell its animals, new Director Kang comes up with an ingenious plan: have the...

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

THE THERAPIST: FIST OF TAE-BAEK
태백권
South Korea 2020 | 107 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Action, Comedy, Martial Arts

There can only be one master of Tae-Baek Kwon. When faced with the battle for the role Jin-Soo leaves instead and heads for the outside world to find his own way. His rival and friend Seong-Jun...

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

VR WORKPLACE
VR職場
Japan 2019 | 30 min.
Shorts Program: Dark Wave | Comedy

Set in the near future, a game “VR Workplace” where persons can virtually experience the ideal work environment is gaining attraction. However, a bug within the game emerges in the form...

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

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

WOTAKOI: LOVE IS HARD FOR OTAKU
ヲタクに恋は難しい
Japan 2019 | 114 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Comedy, Drama

If there is one over-the-top musical comedy romance about fandom and otaku culture that you see this year, this is it! Office lady Narumi has a secret love for anime, one that she keeps hidden in her...

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

YOUR SPIRITUAL TEMPLE SUCKS
Taiwan ROC 2018 | 10 min.
HIFF XR Showcase | Comedy

This project will be available soon on the Oculus Store. Click HERE to view the trailer. Mr. Chang arrives to his "spiritual temple," a place that represents one's destiny. To solve...

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