141 films/events

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

SHADOW IN THE CLOUD
New Zealand 2020 | 83 min.
New American Perspectives | Thriller

On a stormy night during World War II, a female pilot (Chloë Grace Moretz in true badass form) with top secret cargo talks her way on board a bomber plane about to take-off. The crass all-male...

Sat, Nov 07 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sat, Nov 14 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Pearlridge

Sat, Nov 21 - 7:00PM  Windward Mall Drive-In

SHORTS PROGRAM: A BETTER LIFE
Various Directors | 111 min. | Plays with:

CALL CENTER BLUES, COVER/AGE, DAFA METTI, HARANA (SERENADE), MAGIC KINGDOM, PARACHUTE

A selection of short tales of migration and the search for a better life. ALL shorts are available to view ANYTIME on-demand at watch.hiff.org between NOV 5-29, 2020. ALL shorts are included...

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

SHORTS PROGRAM: DARK WAVE
Various Directors | 106 min. | Plays with:

ANT, DESEX, SOUTH WIND, THE DRONERS, VR WORKPLACE, TALK RADIO

A selection of daring genre shorts. Watch at your own risk.. ALL shorts are available to view ANYTIME on-demand at watch.hiff.org between NOV 5-29, 2020. ALL shorts are included with the...

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

SHORTS PROGRAM: LITTLE DOCS
Various Directors | 87 min. | Plays with:

ATOMIC CAFÉ: THE NOISIEST CORNER IN J-TOWN, CONNECTION, DANCING ON MY OWN, L’EAU EST LA VIE (WATER IS LIFE): FROM STANDING ROCK TO THE SWAMP, TO CALM THE PIG INSIDE, YAI NIN

A selection of short documentaries from across the globe. ALL shorts are available to view ANYTIME on-demand at watch.hiff.org between NOV 5-29, 2020. ALL shorts are included with the LIMITED...

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

SHORTS PROGRAM: TURNING POINT
Various Directors | 106 min. | Plays with:

A GOOD MOTHER, GROWING PAINS, LESSONS FROM JEJU, SEE YOU, SIR, YELLOW GIRL AND ME

A selection of short stories of life's pivotal moments. ALL shorts are available to view ANYTIME on-demand at watch.hiff.org between NOV 5-29, 2020. ALL shorts are included with the LIMITED...

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

A SIMPLE LIFE
桃姐
Hong Kong SAR China 2011 | 118 min.
Spotlight on Hong Kong | Drama

Roger (Andy Lau) is a successful movie producer. Ah Tao (Deanie Ip) has worked for Roger's family as a nanny and maid over the course of four generations. When Roger comes home to find Ah...

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

SONG OF THE EXILE
客途秋恨
Hong Kong SAR China 1990 | 96 min.
Spotlight on Hong Kong |

After going to school in London, Cheung Hueyin (Maggie Cheung) returns to Hong Kong for the wedding of her younger sister. It doesn't take long for the young woman to discover the vast gulf now...

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

SPRING TIDE
春潮
China 2019 | 124 min.
Spotlight on China | Drama

SPRING TIDE, from award-winning documentary filmmaker Yang Ling who focuses on fiction in this outing, tells a story of family dysfunction in which a woman must deal with the competing demands of her...

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

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

STUDENT SHOWCASE
Various Directors | 212 min. | Plays with:

091319.MOV, ALONE TOGETHER, DEAR 2030, THE DEVIL DWELLS NEAR, FLOODS OF HOPE, HEART IN THE PARK, HITMAN, KĀHULI, LIFE IN COVID-19, LIMBO, MEMORY 2752, NEW YEAR’S EVE, NO ALOHA FOR MICRONESIANS, PIKO I, PIKO O, PIKO A : ʻŌLINO ARTS VIRTUAL ANIMATION ACADEMY 2020, QUARANTEENS, THE QUARANTINE SURVIVAL GUIDE, REDEMPTION, STARGAZER, WAGON, A VLOG DURING COVID

The best short & feature-length films from middle & high school students from across the State of Hawaii. ALL shorts are available to view ANYTIME on-demand at watch.hiff.org between NOV 5-29,...

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

SUMMER OF 85
Été 85
France 2020 | 100 min.
Panorama | Drama

When 16-year-old Alexis capsizes off the coast of Normandy, 18-year-old David heroically saves him. Alexis has just met the friend of his dreams. But will the dream last for more than one summer?...

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

SUMODO-SUCCESSORS OF SAMURAI
相撲道-サムライを継ぐ者たち-
Japan 2020 | 104 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary

The ancient and very secretive world of Japanese sumo wrestling is uncovered for the very first time!  The filmmakers emphasize the arduous journey in attaining one of the high ranks--and most...

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

THE SWORDSMAN
검객
South Korea 2020 | 100 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Action, Period Drama

Based on the chaotic Ming-Qing transition during early-16th century Korea, the region’s greatest swordsman vanishes after failing to protect his king. While returning to the city to purchase...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 15th 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

THROUGH THE NIGHT
United States 2020 | 72 min.
Film For Thought | Documentary

To make ends meet, people in the U.S. are working longer hours across multiple jobs. This modern reality of non-stop work has resulted in an unexpected phenomenon: the flourishing of 24-hour daycare...

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

TUPAIA'S ENDEAVOUR
French Polynesia, New Zealand 2019 | 119 min.
Pacific Showcase | Documentary, Educational, Ethnographic, History, Social Issues

Lala Rolls’ fascinating quest to examine what happens to a Tahitian high priest and navigator when he travels across the Pacific – and further on towards England as a translator and guest...

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

TWO OF US
Deux
France 2019 | 95 min.
Panorama | Drama

Nina and Madeleine, two retired women, have been secretly in love for decades. From everybody's point of view, including Madeleine's family, they are simply neighbors living on the top floor...

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

UNDER THE OPEN SKY
すばらしき世界
Japan 2020 | 126 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama

From director Miwa Nishikawa, protege of Hirokazu Kore-eda, comes a tale of redemption and reinvention starring Koji Yakusho in the lead. Mikami (Yakusho) is an ex-yakuza who has spent most of his...

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

UNDINE
Germany 2020 | 90 min.
Panorama | Romance

The latest from Christian Petzold (TRANSIT), UNDINE is a modern day fairy tale that weaves together human drama with just the right amount of magical realism. The mysterious Undine, tells her...

Sun, Nov 15 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Olino

VOICES IN THE WIND
風の電話
Japan 2020 | 139 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama

Young Haru has spent years adapting to life with her aunt in Hiroshima. But when her aunt suffers a major stroke, she makes the sudden decision to travel by herself to her hometown in Iwate. A town...

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

WAGON
United States 2019 | 72 min.
Student Showcase | Family Friendly

Get "under the hood" with a Maui ohana of seven on their cross-country road trip in their 1982 Mercedes G-Wagon that runs on used cooking oil.

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

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

WAIKIKI
United States 2020 | 77 min.
Closing Night Film | Social Issues

While working three jobs, Kea struggles to remain financially stable. After a heated argument with her abusive boyfriend, she drives away injuring a bystander with her car. To avoid reporting her...

Nov 25th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sat, Nov 28 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sat, Nov 28 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sat, Nov 28 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Ward

WATER LIKE FIRE
United States 2020 | 88 min.
Made in Hawaii | Drama

While Chanel is grieving her parent’s death, she struggles to connect with her drug-addicted brother, Caleb. Despite this, she finds solace in surfing and her friendships. But after Caleb is...

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

Sun, Nov 15 - 7:00PM  Varsity Building Drive-In

Sun, Nov 29 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sun, Nov 29 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Ward

THE WAY FORWARD: FIRELIGHT MEDIA PAU HANA & TALK STORY
2020 | 60 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

Missed the Conversation? View the discussion HERE via the HIFF Facebook Page.  Firelight Media is a premier destination for non-fiction cinema by and about communities of color. Firelight...

Nov 20th 1:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

THE WAY FORWARD: PANEL #1--BLACK LIVES MATTER, POC LIVES MATTER: BLACK-LED SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
2020 | 60 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

Missed the Conversation? Click HERE to view the discussion via the HIFF Facebook Page.  Stories about Black Lives are vital to inspire social change. We look at how films about Black-led...

Nov 18th 12:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

141 films/events
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