HRFF is one of the longest-running and most respected queer film festivals in the country, celebrating its 33rd anniversary in 2022. It is especially well known as a bridge between Hawai'i and the Pacific, Asia, and the USA. HRFF is an IMDB-qualified festival and member of the Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance.
The festival uses the power of film to raise awareness, engage, energize, and instill a sense of pride and respect in Hawaiʻiʻs thriving lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, mahu and aikane community. The festival is presented annually by the Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Cultural Foundation, a self-supporting non-profit 501(c)3, in honor of Hawaii LGBT pioneer Adam Baran.
This year we expect to present a hybrid festival, featuring a mixture of virtual and live screenings. The festival will occur in October to coincide with Honolulu Pride, a joyous celebration that draws visitors from all over the world.
We're looking forward to welcoming you to the warm sands of Hawai'i. Aloha!
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Jack Law (Humanitarian Award)
Phred Love Award (Local Filmmaker Award)
Rising Star Award