With community generosity and support, we are grateful for the ability to nurture creativity and artistic endeavors toward cultural understanding among peoples of Asia, the Pacific, and North America through film.
Each year, the Hawaii International Film Festival relies on your generosity to help provide the funds necessary to maintain:
The ability to continue seeking out new and exciting films and securing them for Hawaii. This lengthy and crucial process involves working with filmmakers, distributors, and thousands of film submissions.
The capability to invite filmmakers and industry film professionals to film screenings, seminars, and Q & A sessions.
Other important elements that make HIFF possible – film technicians, technical production, proper projection of films, educational programs, and countless other technical elements that make up the framework of HIFF.
HIFF’s Educational Programs – to strengthen critical viewing skills and multi-cultural understanding among Hawaii’s students through film.
The number of professional seminars with film industry people including directors, cast and crew of our featured films.
As the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) endeavors to recognize new and emerging talent, promote career development and original collaborations through innovative education programs, and facilitate dynamic cultural exchange through the cinema arts.