Hawaii Int'l Film Festival

38th Hawaii Int'l Film Festival presented by @halekulanihotel -- November 8-18, 2018

#IHeartHIFF is upon us! @hiffhawaii celebrates our patrons in the month of August with exclusive free screenings and membership and pass discounts tba. Advance screenings of @megmovie and @crazyrichasians exclusively for current #hiffohana members. Find out how to RSVP for free tickets plus more details at www.hiff.org
#IHeartHIFF is not done yet! HIFF is honored to be hosting a special advance screening of the highly anticipated CRAZY RICH ASIANS, based on the bestselling novel. Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick (Henry Golding), to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse — Nick's disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh). This is the first Hollywood studio film with an all Asian cast since THE JOY LUCK CLUB in 1993! Tickets are available for current #HIFFOhana members on a priority basis. Here’s what you have to do: Post on HIFF social media - Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter —  Write why you want to see this film and use the hashtag #IHeartHIFF to be eligible for 2 tickets to HIFF's advance screening on August 7th! More details at www.HIFF.org.
August is #IHeartHIFF , where we celebrate the Festival's amazing HIFF Ohana members with discounts to passes for the upcoming #HIFF38 and special advance screenings exclusively for current members! First up is THE MEG starring Jason Statham, Li Bing Bing, Cliff Curtis and Rainn Wilson and based on the bestselling novel! A massive creature attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. With time running out, rescue diver Jonas Taylor must save the crew and the ocean itself from an unimaginable threat -- a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon. Current HIFF Ohana members can RSVP for free tickets for this special advance screening on August 2nd! More details at www.HIFF.org.
We are all set up and ready for the final screening if #TheSummerSlide film series with @bellavitafilm at @wardvillage. Grab a bite at the amazing @baotaon with their scrumptious pork belly baos and Korean Fried Chicken! Seats still available for this free screening!
Can a region surrounded by land produce world class surfing waves? Internationally acclaimed surf-filmmaker, @jasonbaffafilms documents surfer, artist and environmentalist, Chris Del Moro on a pilgrimage back to his Italian homeland on what most perceive as a 'Don Quixotian' quest but transforms into a modern discovery seeped in culture, tradition and passion. Moreover, it is what Chris finds in the beauty of Italy and the distinctly passionate connection the Italian people have with family and tradition that reveals a greater truth. @bellavitafilm screens Thursday, July 19 as part of #TheSummerSlide at @wardvillage.
We are all set up here for the FREE screening of @given_the_movie , which is part of @wardvillage #TheSummerSlide film and exhibition series. The tent is up so rain or shine, we are screening this truly breathtaking film tonight!
Follow legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin @thegoodwinway from their island home of Kauai through 15 different countries in the quest for surf and to fulfill a calling handed down through generations in the beautifully shot and humanistic surf travelogue film @given_the_movie , screening as part of #TheSummerSlide free surf film screening series + exhibition at @wardvillage. This FREE film screening is scheduled for July 12. More info at https://www.wardvillage.com/events/the-summer-slide #surffilm #familytravel #worldtraveler #surfing #wayoflife #journey
Filmmaking team Crystal Thornburg-Homcy and @davehomcy introduce their film #BeyondTheSurface , which kicks off the #TheSummerSlide film series at @wardvillage. For dates and more info on films and the exhibition, click on link in bio. @cravegreens #hiff #courtyardcinema
#TheSummerSlide Film series starts tonight at @wardvillage w/ FREE screening of BEYOND THE SURFACE: With unshakable determination for a better world Ishita Malaviya, India's first female surfer, joins a talented group of women as they travel through Southern India documenting the ways in which surfing, yoga, and ecological creativity are bringing hope and fueling change for local people and the planet. The film will be preceded with the short film SHAPE about the revered Tokoro Surfboards and the work that they do. Doors open at 6pm with @piggysmallshawaii on site to sell their delicious food, so make sure to grab dinner prior to the screening!
Since 2007, the UK-based Insight Film Festival has celebrated filmmakers throughout the world who make films that challenge, explore, critique, reflect, celebrate or question faith. Insight has welcomed auteurs from all faiths as well as those who profess to none. 'Celluloid Soul: An Evening of Faith in Film' is a special screening of interesting, innovative and provocative films from the festival will be held at @artsatmarks on Sunday, June 24, from 2:30-5pm. Abdul-Rehman Malik will lead a discussion about the ways in which faith continue to shape cinematic visions. ABDUL-REHMAN MALIK is an award winning journalist, program designer and cultural organizer working at the intersection of faith, culture and social justice. He will be in-residence at Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design from June 19-28, 2018. This program is part of the “What is Muslim Culture?” series developed by @hi_shangrila and Abdul-Rehman Malik.
Mahalo to Aaron and Jordan Kandell, the writers and producers of @AdriftMovie , for presenting their amazing film to our HIFF Ohana members last night. Mahalo also to @brianwatanabe for moderating a great post-film Q&A with the Kandells as they openly talked about their Hollywood careers as one of the most sought after screenwriters working today and how they balance their work and life and still being based on Oahu. ADRIFT opens this Friday at a theater near you!
It's a wrap for @cannes_filmfestival. See you next year / à l'année prochaine!
If you're a current HIFF Ohana member, then RSVP for an advance screening of the new film ADRIFT starring @ShaileneWoodley and Sam Claflin, and written and produced by Hollywood screenwriting team and "local boys" Aaron and Jordan Kandell (Disney's MOANA). The Kandells (@iolani_school '01) will be in attendance for a special post-film Q&A, where they discuss the making of the film and how they are working in Hollywood, while residing on Oahu. Although the this special event is FREE, you still need to RSVP online. The screening will be on May 29, 7pm at Consolidated Ward 16. HIFF Ohana Members can RSVP at https://bit.ly/2rV6R1z @adriftmovie @stxentertainment @hiffhawaii
DUNKIRK director Christopher Nolan presents the "unrestored" 70mm presentation of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY at #cannes2018 🌴 to mark the landmark film's 50th anniversary. Along with Nolan on the main stage is Stanley Kubrick's daughter Katharina, Dave Bowman himself Keir Dullea and Cannes head honcho Thierry Fremaux. Surprisingly, this is Nolan's first time at Cannes! #hal9000 #bluedanube #dawnofman #starchild
@hiffhawaii staff at the Korean Film Council's annual "Korean Film Night at Cannes" soiree on the beach. A video tribute to late Busan FF programmer KIM Jiseok was played. Some light pupus and instant ramen was passed around, which was greatly appreciated, as HIFF staff was already craving Asian food after almost a week of just bread. #NeedRice #cannes2018 🌴
Bartering tickets for the next few days of screenings. @hiffhawaii staff here in full force, scouting films for the upcoming #HIFF38 this fall. #cannes2018 🌴
Check back this week as the @hiffhawaii team reports from the @festivaldecannes Regrann from @annapagehawaii - Annndddd we're back! @whatdreamslooklike - #regrann #cannes #hawaiirepresent
The @hiffvolunteers are the backbone of #HIFF . We cannot mount a festival without their generous support. From taking tickets to counting seats to to line controls to answering patron questions, these amazing and hard working individuals volunteer their time and energy in service for our organization, for the love of movies and perpetuating film culture in Hawaii. We simply cannot do what we do without them. Here they are at the #HIFFSpringShowcase volunteer party enjoying some well deserved 🍕 🍻🥤🍹🥨
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