141 films/events

ACM UHM SHOWCASE
Various Directors | 73 min. | Plays with:

BROWN BODIES IN A FAR SEA, SU LECHUCITA, IKAIKA, MIDNIGHT SHOWING, PUA KA UAHI, PUA WARRIORS, THE PĀKALĀ KIDS, WALLS, WELCOME TO THE LANES

The best short films from students at the Academy of Creative Media at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. 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

A CONVERSATION WITH JASON SCOTT LEE
2020 | 60 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

Missed the Conversation? Click HERE to view the discussion via the HIFF Facebook Page. Nearly three decades ago, Hawai‘i born and raised actor Jason Scott Lee created a lasting impression as...

Nov 18th 7:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN HSU (SPOTLIGHT ON TAIWAN)
2020 | 60 min.
Spotlight on Taiwan |

Missed the Conversation? View the discussion HERE via the HIFF Facebook Page.  Transmedia filmmaker John Hsu first captured the attention of the entertainment industry when he won Best...

Nov 13th 5:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

A CONVERSATION WITH KEALA SETTLE (PIC TRAILBLAZER AWARD)
2020 | 60 min.
Pacific Showcase |

Missed the Conversation? Watch the discussion HERE via the HIFF Facebook Page.  HIFF40 and Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) is honored to present the annual PIC Trailblazer Award to...

Nov 10th 2:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

A CONVERSATION WITH LANA CONDOR (NEW VANGUARD AWARD)
2020 | 60 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

Missed the Conversation? Click HERE to view the discussion via the HIFF Facebook Page. Over the last few years, Lana Condor has burst onto the scene as one of the most in-demand leading ladies in...

Nov 15th 3:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

A CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL BROSNAHAN (HALEKULANI MAVERICK AWARD)
2020 | 60 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

Missed the Conversation? Watch the discussion HERE via the HIFF Facebook Page.  After three Emmy-winning seasons of Amazon's THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL made Rachel Brosnahan a household...

Nov 9th 2:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 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

DANIEL K. INOUYE INITIATIVE SHOWCASE
Various Directors | 43 min. | Plays with:

DEAR FUTURE PRESIDENT, DEAR PRESIDENT, LIGHT, HELPING THE HOMELESS, MY LETTER TO THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, MR. CHONG'S NEIGHBORHOOD, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S MESSAGE, WITHOUT A HOME, WITH LOVE, WHAT THE PEOPLE NEED, DEAR MR. PRESIDENT, MY VIDEO LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT, VIDEO LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT, PIECE OF CAKE, LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT

The best short films submitted to the Daniel K. Inouye Initiative competition showcase from high school students from across the State of Hawaii. ALL shorts are available to view ANYTIME on-demand...

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

DAUGHTERS
Japan 2020 | 104 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama, Women

Best friends Koharu and Ayano live cosmopolitan and youthful lives in Tokyo. Both women work in fashion and art, spending much of their free time drinking and eating. Their fast-paced, interwoven...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 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

DEFINITION PLEASE
United States 2020 | 91 min.
Panorama | Drama, Self-discovery

Young Monica Chowdry was an Indian parent’s paragon of a child: beautiful, smart, artistic, and a Scripps Spelling Bee champion. Now that she has grown up, however, the future seems tenebrous:...

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

DETENTION
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Taiwan ROC 2019 | 103 min.
Spotlight on Taiwan | Horror, Thriller

It is 1962, during the White Terror period of martial law in Taiwan, and something strange is going on in a remote mountainside school. Fang is a troubled twelfth grader who starts a clandestine...

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

DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL
United States 2020 | 83 min.
Film For Thought | Crime Drama, Documentary, Educational, History, Politics, Social Issues, Women

When two peoples of color are pitted against each other in the gruesome coliseum that is the uneven criminal justice system of the United States, who wins? In 2014, Chinese American police officer...

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

FILM FOR THOUGHT: A CONVERSATION WITH CECILIA ALDARONDO | LANDFALL
2020 | 45 min.
Film For Thought |

Missed the Conversation? Watch the discussion HERE via the HIFF Facebook Page.  As part of HIFF's 2020 Film For Thought Program presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities,...

Nov 9th 12:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

FILM FOR THOUGHT: A CONVERSATION WITH LOIRA LIMBAL | THROUGH THE NIGHT
2020 | 45 min.
Film For Thought |

Missed the Conversation? View the discussion HERE available now via the HIFF Facebook Page. As part of HIFF's 2020 Film For Thought Program presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the...

Nov 13th 12:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

FILM FOR THOUGHT: A CONVERSATION WITH PAWO CHONYING DORJI | LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM
2020 | 45 min.
Film For Thought |

Missed the Conversation? Watch the discussion HERE via the HIFF Facebook Page.  As part of HIFF's 2020 Film For Thought Program presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities,...

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

FILM FOR THOUGHT: A CONVERSATION WITH URSULA LIANG | DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL
2020 | 45 min.
Film For Thought |

Missed the Conversation? Click HERE to view the discussion via the HIFF Facebook Page.  As part of HIFF's 2020 Film For Thought Program presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the...

Nov 15th 2:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

FIRST VOTE
United States 2020 | 58 min.
New American Perspectives | Asian American, Politics, Social Issues

FIRST VOTE is a rare look at Asian American passions on both sides of the political divide in Ohio and North Carolina. Lance Chen is a Chinese immigrant and professor who became a citizen in 2016...

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

FROM HERE
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

FUKUSHIMA 50
Japan 2020 | 122 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Disaster, Drama

In March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake rocked the eastern coast of Japan and caused a mega-tsunami that may have been over 100 feet high. The tsunami struck the seaside Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear...

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

GEORAMA BOY, PANORAMA GIRL
ジオラマボーイ・パノラマガール
Japan 2020 | 105 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Coming of Age, Drama, Romance

Quirky, bubbly high school student Haruko longs for romance, or even a first kiss. Shy Kenichi is confused about life, and love, causing him to suddenly drop out of school. When the two collide in a...

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

GET THE HELL OUT
逃出立法院
Taiwan ROC 2020 | 96 min.
Spotlight on Taiwan | Action/Adventure, Horror

After a mild-mannered security guard’s blunder is thrust into the limelight when a blunder costs a young Taiwanese parliamentarian her job, the pair join forces to regain her seat in government...

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

MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS PROGRAM
Various Directors | 280 min. | Plays with:

BEACH TO FARM, COLORS OF KAUA'I, EN ROUTE, KAMA'ĀINA (CHILD OF THE LAND), POI DOG LESSONS, INDIE ARTISTS: SKATEBOARDING, 38 MINUTES, CHARITY, HARANA, THE LONGING FADE, THE MAINLAND, BEYOND THE MAUNA, FINDING DOHI, KAPAEMAHU, KIPUKA - NEW BEGINNINGS, HAWAIIAN SOUL, LONGING FOR HAWAI'I, RED HOUSE, MAUNAKEA: SACRED MOUNTAIN, SACRED CONDUCT

The best MADE IN HAWAII short films. All Made In Hawaii Shorts will be available on watch.hiff.org for on demand viewing ANYTIME from NOV 5-29 in addition to select in-theater screenings.

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

MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS PROGRAM 1
Various Directors | 94 min. | Plays with:

INDIE ARTISTS: SKATEBOARDING, 38 MINUTES, CHARITY, HARANA, THE LONGING FADE, THE MAINLAND, RED HOUSE

The best MADE IN HAWAII short films part 1. All Made In Hawaii Shorts will be available on watch.hiff.org for on demand viewing from NOV 5-29 in addition to these in-theater screenings.

Sat, Nov 07 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sat, Nov 07 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sun, Nov 29 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS PROGRAM 2
Various Directors | 64 min. | Plays with:

BEACH TO FARM, COLORS OF KAUA'I, EN ROUTE, KAMA'ĀINA (CHILD OF THE LAND), POI DOG LESSONS, MAUNAKEA: SACRED MOUNTAIN, SACRED CONDUCT

The best MADE IN HAWAII short films part 2. All Made In Hawaii Shorts will be available on watch.hiff.org for on demand viewing ANYTIME from NOV 5-29 in addition to these in-theater screenings.

Sat, Nov 21 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

Sun, Nov 29 - 3:00PM  Consolidated Ward

PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS PROGRAM
Various Directors | 214 min. | Plays with:

KAPAEMAHU, DADDY'S GIRL, OUR LOVE, REUNION, RUAHINE: STORIES IN HER SKIN, SKY AELANS, WALK A MILE, WIRUN, HAWAIIAN SOUL, LONGING FOR HAWAI'I, TRUTH TELLING, MAUNAKEA: SACRED MOUNTAIN, SACRED CONDUCT, BIGGIE & SHRIMP

The best in short films by and about Pacific Islanders. 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 ACCESS...

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

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

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

141 films/events
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