141 films/events

#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

76 DAYS
76天
China 2020 | 93 min.
New American Perspectives | Documentary

On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of 11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis, 76 DAYS tells indelible human stories at...

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

ABOMINABLE
United States 2019 | 97 min.
HIFF Drive-In Series |

This film will play In-Person ONLY as part of HIFF's ALOHA DRIVE-IN Series. After discovering a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, teenage Yi and her two friends embark on an epic...

Thu, Nov 19 - 5:30PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

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

AINU MOSIR
Japan 2020 | 84 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama, Native/Indigenous Peoples

Kanto is a fourteen-year-old boy and a descendant of Japan’s indigenous Ainu people. He lives with his mother, Emi, who runs a souvenir store in the small town in Hokkaido, where the Ainu...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 15th 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

AMMONITE
United Kingdom 2020 | 117 min.
Panorama | Drama

In 1800s England, acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. With the days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now searches...

Mon, Nov 09 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Mon, Nov 09 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Ward

ANY CRYBABIES AROUND?
泣く子はいねぇが
Japan 2020 | 106 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama

Irresponsible new father Tasuku cannot get his act together, even for the sake of his baby daughter. When he commits a disgraceful act in his small village in northern Japan while portraying a...

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

ASSASSINS
United States 2020 | 104 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary

In 2017, the half-brother of Kim Jong-un was assassinated in Malaysia’s international airport. Kim Jong-nam’s murder occured in broad daylight. It was further illuminated by airport...

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

AWAKE
Japan 2020 | 119 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama

Eiichi and Riku are devoted to shogi (Japanese chess). Having grown up together, they both challenged and heightened one another’s skills. But as years passed, Riku became impossible to defeat....

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

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

BE WATER
United States 2020 | 96 min.
Documentary Panorama | Asian American, Biographical, Documentary, History

Rejected by Hollywood, Bruce Lee returned to Hong Kong to complete four films. Charting his struggles in two worlds, BE WATER explores questions of identity and representation through rare archive,...

Nov 27th 3:00 PM - Nov 28th 3:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

BE WATER BRUCE LEE 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION & PANEL
2020 | 60 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

November 27, 2020 will be Bruce Lee's 80th birthday. To celebrate, HIFF is will host an online panel with director Bao Nguyen, Bruce Lee Enterprises and daughter Shannon Lee, culture writer Phil...

Nov 27th 4:45 PM - Nov 27th 5:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

BEAUTY WATER
기기괴괴 성형수
South Korea 2020 | 85 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Animation, Horror, Thriller

One night the overweight Yaeji receives an unexpected package containing a sample and video for a mysterious product simply called Beauty Water. After viewing the shocking video, Yaeji is both...

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

BELLY OF THE BEAST
United States 2020 | 81 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary, Human Rights, Social Issues, Women

Recent reports of forced sterilizations of detained women in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities may seem like news to many of us, but it is actually the latest manifestation of...

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

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

THE BEST IS YET TO COME
不止不休
China 2020 | 115 min.
Spotlight on China | Drama, History, Social Issues

Beijing 2003.Young writer Han Dong has moved to the big city hoping to make it big. But with no formal education, or proper travel permit, he struggles. So when a reporter at Jingcheng...

Thu, Nov 12 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Pearlridge

Thu, Nov 12 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Pearlridge

THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION
United States 2015 | 115 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary, Social Issues

Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (FREEDOM RIDERS, THE MURDER OF EMMETT TILL) examines the rise of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and its impact on civil rights and American culture. The...

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

BOAT PEOPLE
投奔怒海
Hong Kong SAR China 1982 | 109 min.
Spotlight on Hong Kong | Drama, History

Shiomi Akutagawa, a Japanese photojournalist, travels to Vietnam to document life under communist rule. Government officials are all too happy to take him on a tour of villages that are clean, happy...

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

BUILDING HISTORY 3.0
2020 | 60 min.
HIFF XR Showcase |

Click the GET TICKETS link below to join a Free Interactive Zoom Session for 3rd to 8th graders! Join us on November 14th for a special presentation of the BUILDING HISTORY 3.0 Program....

Nov 14th 10:00 AM - Nov 14th 11:00 AM  | ONLINE ACCESS

CANE FIRE
United States 2020 | 90 min.
Film For Thought | Documentary, Ethnographic, Experimental, History, Politics, Social Issues

While utilizing footage of Hollywood films set in Hawaii and various corporate commercials that paint the islands as paradise, CANE FIRE examines years of economic and social exploitation of the...

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

Sat, Nov 14 - 7:00PM  Varsity Building Drive-In

A CONVERSATION WITH ANN HUI (SPOTLIGHT ON HONG KONG)
Hong Kong SAR China 2020 | 60 min.
Spotlight on Hong Kong |

Missed the Conversation? View the discussion HERE via the HIFF Facebook Page.  We are honored to host revered auteur Ann Hui as our Spotlight on Hong Kong Filmmaker in Profile and HIFF40...

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

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

A Special Pre-Recorded Discussion with Dave Filoni and HIFF Artistic Director Anderson Le is available NOW on the HIFF Facebook Page! CLICK HERE TO WATCH DISCUSSION  "There isn't...

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
返校
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

GONE WITH THE LIGHT
被光抓走的人
China 2019 | 131 min.
Spotlight on China | Drama, Romance, Science Fiction

From director Dong Runnian, and starring Huang Bo, GONE WITH THE LIGHT, is a story of change and profound self-reflection. When a mysterious light appears in a Chinese city causing people to suddenly...

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

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

HAWAI‘I WOMEN IN FILMMAKING: WāHINE IN FILM MIXER 2020
2020 | 90 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

Please click the BUY TICKETS link below to register for FREE for the event.  Join Hawaii Women in Filmmaking for their annual mixer of local and visiting women and girl filmmakers during...

Nov 7th 1:00 PM - Nov 7th 2:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

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

THE HEALER AND THE PSYCHIATRIST
Tonga, United Kingdom 2019 | 74 min.
Pacific Showcase | Documentary, Ethnographic, Women

In the South Pacific Island group of Vava’u, the traditional healer Emeline Lolohea treats people affected by spirits. One day away by ferry, the only Tongan Psychiatrist, Dr. Mapa Puloka, has...

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

HIFF TALK STORY: CANE FIRE WITH CIVIL BEAT
2020 | 45 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

Missed the Conversation? Click HERE to view the discussion via the HIFF Facebook Page.  Join us on NOVEMBER 18th for a special HIFF TALK STORY with CANE FIRE director Anthony Banua-Simon, in...

Nov 18th 2:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

HIFF TALKS: NEW PERSPECTIVES IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA
2020 | 60 min.
New American Perspectives |

Missed the Conversation? Click HERE to view the discussion via the HIFF Facebook Page.  The New American Perspectives program at HIFF shines a spotlight on the contributions of foreign-born...

Nov 14th 1:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

HIFF40 AWARDS CELEBRATION AND CLOSING BRUNCH PAU HANA
2020 | 90 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

HIFF40 Awards Celebration and Closing Brunch Pau Hana with HIFF Staff, Filmmakers, & Special Guests Join us for a reimagined HIFF Awards Gala!  While we can't safely gather at the red...

Nov 29th 11:30 AM - Nov 29th 1:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

HITMAN: AGENT JUN
히트맨
South Korea 2019 | 110 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Action/Adventure, Thriller

Recruited as an orphan to become the top agent of the National Intelligence Service, Jun is presumed killed on a dangerous mission. In truth, Jun deserts the NIS to pursue his lifelong dream of...

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

HOKUSAI
Japan 2020 | 129 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Art, Drama, History

Painter Hokusai Katsushika (The Great Wave off Kanagawa) is one of the greatest Japanese artists of all time. From director Hajime Hashimoto comes a sprawling, lush biopic of the man and the myth....

Tue, Nov 10 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Tue, Nov 10 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Tue, Nov 17 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Olino

Tue, Nov 17 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Olino

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

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

I AM GRETA
Sweden 2020 | 98 min.
Centerpiece Presentation | Documentary, Environmental

In August of 2018, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old student in Sweden, starts a school strike for the climate. Her question for adults: "If you don't care about her future on earth, why should...

Fri, Nov 06 - 8:00PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

Sun, Nov 08 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sun, Nov 08 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

I WEIRDO
怪胎
Taiwan ROC 2020 | 102 min.
Spotlight on Taiwan | Drama, Romance

Po-ching is isolated by others who perceive him as quirky. But, his social life is actually hindered by his diagnosed OCD. This changes when Po-ching finds Chen Ching who also struggles with human...

Sun, Nov 22 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

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

INTO THE STORM
United Kingdom 2020 | 84 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary, Social Issues

Jhonny Guerrero, a boy from a tough barrio in Lima, Peru, started with only a broken, discarded surfboard, and raw talent at surfing. At 14 years old, he was discovered by world surfing champion...

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

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

KEEP ROLLING
Hong Kong SAR China 2020 | 112 min.
Spotlight on Hong Kong | Documentary

From director Man Lim Chung, comes an intimate portrait of Hong Kong filmmaker, Ann Hui. Over her 40 year career, Hui has overcome great obstacles, faced difficulties head on, and fiercely pressed on...

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

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

A LEG

Taiwan ROC 2020 | 115 min.
Spotlight on Taiwan | Drama, Romance

Taiwanese superstars Gwei Lun-mei and Yo Yang star in the directorial debut of award-winning screenwriter Chang Yao-sheng (A SUN). Gwei and Yang play a couple, who initially meet and fall in love for...

Sun, Nov 22 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

LOIMATA THE SWEETEST TEARS
New Zealand 2020 | 94 min.
Pacific Showcase | Biographical, Documentary

While confronting intergenerational trauma, Ema Siope battles a terminal illness. LOIMATA, THE SWEETEST TEARS follows the final years of the waka builder and captain, Ema who attempts to spiritually...

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

LUCKY CHAN-SIL
찬실이는 복도 많지
South Korea 2019 | 95 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Drama, Romance, Self-discovery

After the sudden death of the director she worked with for many years, 40-something film producer Chan-sil is now unemployed. Jobless, moneyless, and unable to find work in her field, she begins to...

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

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

LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE CAST & CREW Q&A
2020 | 60 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

Missed this conversation? Watch the Q&A with the LUMIA WITH A VENGEANCE Cast & Crew HERE on the HIFF Facebook Page.  On November 7th after the Nationwide LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE Watch...

Nov 7th 5:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM
Bhutan 2019 | 109 min.
Film For Thought | Drama, Educational, Family Friendly

Musician Ugyen struggles to excel in his teaching career, despite having one of Bhutan’s more coveted jobs. He is in fact so unmotivated, that his superiors decide to give him a special...

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

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

MAURI
New Zealand 1988 | 90 min.
Pacific Showcase | Drama

When she made MAURI, Merata Mita became the first Māori woman to write and direct a dramatic feature. "Mauri, "meaning life force, is loosely set around a love triangle and explores...

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

MEKONG 2030
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam 2020 | 93 min.
Asian Showcase | Drama, Omnibus, Science Fiction, Social Issues

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam: five countries straddle the mighty Mekong River, and their collective futures will be defined by its preservation. MEKONG 2030 is an anthology series...

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

MIDNIGHT SWAN
ミッドナイトスワン
Japan 2020 | 124 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama, LGBT

Nagisa doesn’t have an easy life, but she gets by working as a showgirl. She is transgender, which in Japan means limited job options. One day she gets a call, explaining that her...

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

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

MOGUL MOWGLI
United Kingdom 2020 | 90 min.
New American Perspectives | Drama

Up-and-coming British Pakistani rapper Zed (Riz Ahmed) has finally gotten his big break, landing a gig as the opening act for a major star. However, after arriving home in his native London to see...

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

MOVING ON
남매의 여름밤
South Korea 2019 | 105 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Drama

After the divorce of Okju and Dongju’s parents, their father decides to move his family in with their grandfather. Their move-in is not just about caring for a feeble man but keeping themselves...

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

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

MY PRINCE EDWARD
金都
Hong Kong SAR China 2019 | 88 min.
Spotlight on Hong Kong | Drama

From writer-director Norris Wong, MY PRINCE EDWARD examines a whimsical tale of freedom in marriage and self-governance in geographical residence. Fong works in a retail store selling wedding...

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

NEW AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES: A CONVERSATION WITH ROSEANNE LIANG
2020 | 60 min.
New American Perspectives |

Missed the Conversation? View the discussion HERE available now via the HIFF Facebook Page. On Friday, November 13, in partnership with the Vilcek Foundation’s New American Perspectives...

Nov 13th 6:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

NEW ORDER
France, Mexico 2020 | 88 min.
Panorama | Drama

Set in a near-future Mexico City while protests rage, NEW ORDER focuses on a high society family preparing for a wedding when a former employee seeking emergency medical funds intrudes on the...

Nov 14th 7:00 PM - Nov 14th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Nov 25th 7:00 PM - Nov 25th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

NIGHT OF THE KINGS
Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, France, Senegal 2020 | 93 min.
Panorama | Drama

A young man is sent to “La Maca,” a prison off the Ivory Coast and deep in a remote jungle, ruled by its inmates. As tradition goes with the rising of the red moon, he is designated by...

Nov 13th 7:00 PM - Nov 13th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Nov 21st 7:00 PM - Nov 21st 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

ONE WORD
Germany 2020 | 83 min.
Pacific Showcase | Documentary

Because of the Marshall Islands’ unique geography, this island nation has been especially impacted by sea level rise as a result of human-induced climate change. And yet, its people are not...

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

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

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

THE PASS: LAST DAYS OF THE SAMURAI
峠 最後のサムライ
Japan 2020 | 114 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama, Period/Historical

From director Takashi Koizumi, assistant to the legendary Akira Kurosawa, comes a beautiful samurai film based on a popular novel by Ryotaro Shiba. Starring Koji Yakusho, TOUGE: THE LAST SAMURAI...

Fri, Nov 06 - 5:30PM  Consolidated Ward

Fri, Nov 06 - 8:30PM  Consolidated Ward

Mon, Nov 16 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Olino

Mon, Nov 16 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Olino

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

POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY: VISIONS OF HŌKŪLE‘A
2020 | 60 min.
Made In Hawaii: Visions of Hōkūleʻa |

Missed the Conversation? View the panel discussion HERE via the HIFF Facebook Page. Ulu’ulu, Hawai’i's official state archive for moving images located at the University of...

Nov 20th 7:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

RADIO SILENCE
Silencio Radio
Mexico, Switzerland 2019 | 78 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary

Mexico, March 2015. Carmen Aristegui, incorruptible journalist, is fired from the radio station where she has worked for years. But Carmen continues her fight: raising awareness and fighting against...

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

THE REAL THING
本気のしるし
Japan 2019 | 240 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama

For the first time, HIFF presents an original episodic series as part of the film festival program. The latest work from Koji Fukada (HARMONIUM, A GIRL MISSING) is a mystery thriller about...

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

RESISTANCE FIGHTERS - THE GLOBAL ANTIBIOTICS CRISIS
Resistance Fighters - Die Globale Antibiotika-Krise
Germany 2019 | 99 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary

Multi-resistant bacteria are microbes that cannot be destroyed by an antibiotic. Each year, 700,000 people worldwide are killed by multi-resistant bacteria. Studies show that the death toll could...

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

THE RISE OF THE SCRIPTED PODCAST
2020 | 60 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

Missed the Conversation? Watch the panel HERE via the HIFF Facebook Page.  *PODCAST PANEL Part 2 Available at this LINK.  Podcasts are more than Joe Rogan or "My Favorite...

Nov 10th 12:00 PM - Nov 10th 1:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

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

THE WAY FORWARD: PANEL #2--MIXED PLATE: HAPA AND MULTIETHNIC REPRESENTATION IN FILM
2020 | 60 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

Missed the Conversation? Click HERE to view the discussion via the HIFF Facebook Page. A reckoning in Hollywood demands for more representation of Asian, Latinx, Indigenous and Black roles on...

Nov 19th 12:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

THE WAY FORWARD: PANEL #3--CROSS-CULTURAL CONVERSATION: BLACK, LATINX & POLYNESIAN CAREGIVING
2020 | 60 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

Missed the Conversation? Click HERE to view the discussion via the HIFF Facebook page. Many working families struggle with child and elder care, which has become even more daunting for Black,...

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

WEED & WINE
France, United States 2020 | 89 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary, Foodie

In Southern Rhone, a French matriarch and her son tend a centuries-old biodynamic vineyard. Across the ocean in Humboldt, California, a father and his son manage a state-recognized, organic cannabis...

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

WITHOUT STRINGS
Binisutoy
India 2019 | 94 min.
Spotlight on India | Drama

Kajal and Sraboni, two people in their mid thirties, meet at a reality game show audition. Centered around Kajal and Sraboni’s fascination with human connection, the two share personal accounts...

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

A WITNESS OUT OF THE BLUE
犯罪現場
Hong Kong SAR China 2020 | 104 min.
Spotlight on China | Action, Crime Thriller

When a robbery suspect is killed in a run down tenement, the most obvious suspect is one of his crime partners. Unfortunately there are no witnesses...well almost. There is the parrot owned by the...

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

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 NAME.
君の名は。
Japan 2016 | 105 min.
HIFF Drive-In Series | Anime

Mitsuha and Taki are total strangers living completely different lives. When Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become mysteriously connected: she...

Fri, Nov 06 - 5:30PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

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