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November Events...

  • AFI Fest
  • Brest European Short Film Festival
  • Cairo International Film Festival
  • Chéries-Chéris
  • Cinanima International Animation Film Festival
  • Cine Movilh
  • Copenhagen International Film Festival (CPHPIX)
  • Cork Film Festival
  • Cyprus International Film Festival
  • Document Film Festival
  • El Lugar Sin Límites
  • FACE à FACE
  • Fancinegay
  • Feast Festival
  • Festival do Rio
  • Film with Pride
  • For Rainbow
  • Foyle Film Festival
  • Fringe! The London Gay Film Fest
  • GFEST - Gaywise FESTival
  • Gijón International Film Festival
  • Hawaii International Film Festival
  • Holebi Filmfestival Vlaams-Brabant
  • Holebi Kort
  • image+nation
  • International Documentary Film Festival: Amsterdam
  • Key West Film Festival
  • Leeds International Film Festival
  • LesGaiCineMad
  • Lethal Lesbian Film Festival
  • Ljubljana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival
  • Mezipatra Queer Filmový Festival
  • MixBrasil Sexual Diversity Film Festival
  • Outburst Queer Arts Festival
  • Pink Panorama LesBiSchwules Festival Luzern
  • Pink Screens in Brussels
  • Puerto Rico Queer Film Festival
  • Queer Film Festival Oldenburg: Rollenwechsel
  • Queer Film Festival: Playa del Carmen
  • Santo Domingo OutFest
  • Sardinia Queer Short Film Festival
  • Shanghai Queer Film Festival
  • SHOUT Festival
  • Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival
  • Singapore International Film Festival
  • St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF)
  • Stockholm International Film Festival
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
  • tilde: Melbourne Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival
  • Trans Film Fest Stockholm
  • UK Film Festival
  • Vinokino Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Hawaii International Film Festival

Hawaii International Film Festival

Thursday, 07 November 2019 until Sunday, 17 November 2019

HIFF started as a project of the East-West Center, an educational and research institution created by U.S. Congress and located on the University of Hawai`i Manoa campus in Honolulu. Jeannette Paulson Hereniko was HIFF’s Founding Director, from 1981 to 1996.

In 1981, HIFF’s inaugural year, the program consisted of seven films from six countries which were viewed by an audience of 5,000. Today, HIFF is a premiere cinematic event in the Pacific and annually attracts more than 70,000 film enthusiasts from around the state, the nation and throughout the world.

HIFF is unique in discovering features, documentaries and shorts from Asia made by Asians, films about the Pacific made by Pacific Islanders, and films made by Hawai`i filmmakers that present Hawai`i in a culturally accurate way.

Each year in preparation for the event, HIFF programmers view some 1,000 films and choose an average of 150 features, documentaries and film shorts. Among them are world premieres, North American premieres, U.S. premieres, experimental films, animation and digital works representing social and ethnic issues, and first features by new directors.

HIFF also conducts seminars, workshops, special award presentation receptions with top Asian, Pacific and North American filmmakers participating.

Since its inception, more than 950,000 people from throughout the world have shared HIFF film screenings and insights.