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2018 FALL HIFF Festival

Nov 8, 2018 to Nov 18, 2018
Hawaii International Film Festival, Honolulu, HI
Event Summary

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Event Schedule / Activities
List Calendar
Nov 8, 2018
6:00 pm
RIVER'S EDGE
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Isao Yukisada Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 118 min  (14523 minutes)
6:30 pm
MEMORIES OF MY BODY
Southeast Asian Showcase | North American Premiere | Indonesia Director: Garin Nugroho Indonesian, Javanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 106 min  (111 minutes)
8:00 pm
SHADOW
Opening Night Film | Hawaii Premiere | China Director: Zhang Yimou Chinese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 116 min  (121 minutes)
8:00 pm
WOMAN AT WAR
European Showcase | Hawaii Premiere | France, Iceland, Ukraine Director: Benedikt Erlingsson Icelandic, Ukrainian, with English subtitles | 2018 | 100 min  (105 minutes)
Nov 9, 2018
5:30 pm
EATING UP EASTER
Pacific Showcase | World Premiere | Chile, United States Director: Sergio M. Rapu English, French, Spanish, Tahitian, with English subtitles | 2018 | 75 min  (125 minutes)
5:45 pm
STILL HUMAN
Spotlight on Hong Kong | International Premiere | Hong Kong Director: Oliver Siu Kuen Chan Cantonese, Tagalog, with English subtitles | 2018 | 111 min  (116 minutes)
6:00 pm
KILLING FOR THE PROSECUTION
Spotlight on Japan | | Japan Director: Masato Harada Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 122 min  (127 minutes)
6:15 pm
CHEF FLYNN
Eat. Drink. Film. | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Cameron Yates English | 2018 | 82 min  (87 minutes)
6:30 pm
CALL HER GANDA
Documentaries | Hawaii Premiere | Philippines, United States Director: PJ Raval English, OTHER, Tagalog, with English subtitles | 2018 | 93 min  (98 minutes)
6:30 pm
KEVIN ROCHE: THE QUIET ARCHITECT
Documentaries | Hawaii Premiere | France, Ireland, Spain Director: Mark Noonan English | 2017 | 82 min  (87 minutes)
8:00 pm
MIND THE GAP SHORTS
Plays with: BLACK SHEEP, LITTLE PYONGYANG, WE BECAME FRAGMENTS, THE CHOSEN ONE, LUMPIA CAMPESINA, ONE CAMBODIAN FAMILY PLEASE FOR MY PLEASURE  (125 minutes)
8:15 pm
50 FIRST KISSES
Spotlight on Japan | North American Premiere | Japan Director: Yuichi Fukuda Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 114 min  (119 minutes)
8:30 pm
ASH IS PUREST WHITE
Spotlight on China | Hawaii Premiere | China Director: Jia Zhangke Mandarin Chinese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 141 min  (146 minutes)
8:30 pm
ON YOUR WEDDING DAY
Spotlight on Korea | Hawaii Premiere | South Korea Director: Lee Seok-geun Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 110 min  (115 minutes)
8:45 pm
NON-FICTION
European Showcase | Hawaii Premiere | France Director: Olivier Assayas French, with English subtitles | 2018 | 106 min  (111 minutes)
9:00 pm
THE ROPE CURSE
Extreme Asia | World Premiere | Taiwan ROC Director: Shih Han LIAO Mandarin, with English subtitles | 2018 | 106 min  (111 minutes)
Nov 10, 2018
10:30 am
STUDENT SHOWCASE
Plays with: ANIMATION CLASS 2, AT THE SOURCE, EARTH DOCTOR, EMOTIONS IN TIME, MALAMA KA'EHU, THE LEAKY UMBRELLA, TURN BACK TIME, WE ARE U.S., WILD CREATURES WITH DANE OTTMAN, LILI`UOKALANI TRUST 2018`ŌLINO ARTS ANIMATION ACADEMY, DECODE DRESS CODE, T  (99 minutes)
11:00 am
EATING UP EASTER
Pacific Showcase | World Premiere | Chile, United States Director: Sergio M. Rapu English, French, Spanish, Tahitian, with English subtitles | 2018 | 75 min  (625 minutes)
11:00 am
WOMAN AT WAR
European Showcase | Hawaii Premiere | France, Iceland, Ukraine Director: Benedikt Erlingsson Icelandic, Ukrainian, with English subtitles | 2018 | 100 min  (105 minutes)
11:15 am
ASH IS PUREST WHITE
Spotlight on China | Hawaii Premiere | China Director: Jia Zhangke Mandarin Chinese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 141 min  (146 minutes)
12:45 pm
BORN BONE BORN
Spotlight on Japan | North American Premiere | Japan Director: Toshiyuki Teruya Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 111 min  (131 minutes)
1:00 pm
CAPERNAUM
Awards Buzz | Hawaii Premiere | Lebanon Director: Nadine Labaki Lebanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 121 min  (126 minutes)
1:15 pm
REEL WAHINE OF HAWAI'I
Made in Hawaii | Special Presentation | United States Director: English | 2018 | 92 min  (112 minutes)
1:15 pm
T-SHIRT THEATRE PRESENTS: KIPUKA
Made in Hawaii | World Premiere | United States Director: Jeremiah Tayao English | 2018 | 64 min  (84 minutes)
2:15 pm
HUSBAND MATERIAL
Spotlight on India | Hawaii Premiere | India Director: Anurag Kashyap Hindi, with English subtitles | 2018 | 157 min  (162 minutes)
2:30 pm
INTO THE OKAVANGO
Green Screen | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Neil Gelinas English | 2018 | 88 min  (93 minutes)
3:15 pm
BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE
Made in Hawaii | Hawaii Premiere | Fiji, French Polynesia, Indonesia, United States Director: Aaron Lieber English | 2018 | 99 min  (119 minutes)
3:15 pm
WACHIGAI-YA ITOSATO
Spotlight on Japan | International Premiere | Japan Director: Mikiya Kashima Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 117 min  (122 minutes)
3:45 pm
TEN YEARS: JAPAN
Film For Thought | North American Premiere | Hong Kong, Japan Director: Akiyo Fujimura, Chie Hayakawa, Kei Ishikawa, Yusuke Kinoshita, Megumi Tsuno Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 99 min  (149 minutes)
4:30 pm
BREAKING THE BEE
Documentaries | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Sam Rega English | 2018 | 96 min  (101 minutes)
5:30 pm
WISH YOU WERE HERE
Spotlight on China | North American Premiere | China, Japan Director: Kenneth Bi Japanese, Mandarin, with English subtitles | 2018 | 113 min  (133 minutes)
5:45 pm
ROMA
Awards Buzz | Hawaii Premiere | Mexico Director: Alfonso Cuaran Spanish, with English subtitles | 2018 | 135 min  (140 minutes)
6:00 pm
GATAO: RISE OF THE KING
Spotlight on Taiwan | Hawaii Premiere | Taiwan ROC Director: Yen Cheng-Kuo Chinese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 127 min  (132 minutes)
6:00 pm
LEITIS IN WAITING
Pacific Showcase | Hawaii Premiere | Tonga Director: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu English, Tongan, with English subtitles | 2018 | 72 min  (92 minutes)
6:45 pm
ADULTHOOD
Spotlight on Korea | Hawaii Premiere | South Korea Director: Kim In-seon Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 92 min  (97 minutes)
6:45 pm
SIR
Spotlight on India | Hawaii Premiere | India Director: Rohena Gera English, Hindi, Marathi, with English subtitles | 2018 | 96 min  (101 minutes)
8:00 pm
THE UNITY OF HEROES
Spotlight on China | | China Director: Marco Mak Chinese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 103 min  (108 minutes)
8:15 pm
STOKE
Made in Hawaii | World Premiere | United States Director: Zoe Eisenberg, Phillips Payson English | 2018 | 89 min  (109 minutes)
8:30 pm
SHOPLIFTERS
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 121 min  (126 minutes)
8:45 pm
CAREFUL WHAT YOU PACK SHORTS
Plays with: MILK AND COOKIES, THE OTHER SIDE WITH VALERIE HOPE, TEA LAND, MONDAYS, TUNGRUS, THE GATEKEEPERS, END OF THE LINE  (99 minutes)
8:45 pm
COLD WAR
European Showcase | Hawaii Premiere | Poland Director: Pawel Pawlikowski French, Polish, with English subtitles | 2018 | 90 min  (95 minutes)
9:00 pm
ONE CUT OF THE DEAD
Extreme Asia | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Shinichiro Ueda Japanese, with English subtitles | 2017 | 96 min  (101 minutes)
Nov 11, 2018
11:30 am
ADULTHOOD
Spotlight on Korea | Hawaii Premiere | South Korea Director: Kim In-seon Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 92 min  (97 minutes)
11:30 am
CHEF FLYNN
Eat. Drink. Film. | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Cameron Yates English | 2018 | 82 min  (87 minutes)
12:00 pm
STOKE
Made in Hawaii | World Premiere | United States Director: Zoe Eisenberg, Phillips Payson English | 2018 | 89 min  (109 minutes)
1:00 pm
BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE
Made in Hawaii | Hawaii Premiere | Fiji, French Polynesia, Indonesia, United States Director: Aaron Lieber English | 2018 | 99 min  (119 minutes)
1:15 pm
SHARKWATER EXTINCTION
Green Screen | United States Premiere | Canada Director: Rob Stewart English | 2018 | 88 min  (108 minutes)
1:30 pm
ASAKO I & II
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 120 min  (125 minutes)
1:30 pm
I USED TO BE NORMAL: A BOYBAND FANGIRL STORY
Sound X Vision | Hawaii Premiere | Australia Director: Jessica Leski English | 2018 | 96 min  (101 minutes)
2:15 pm
ANOTE'S ARK
Pacific Showcase | Hawaii Premiere | Canada Director: Matthieu Rytz English | 2018 | 77 min  (82 minutes)
2:45 pm
CALL HER GANDA
Documentaries | Hawaii Premiere | Philippines, United States Director: PJ Raval English, OTHER, Tagalog, with English subtitles | 2018 | 93 min  (98 minutes)
3:30 pm
FOR LOVE'S SAKE
Eat. Drink. Film. | International Premiere | Japan Director: Naoki Segi Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 117 min  (122 minutes)
3:30 pm
MY HERO'S SHADOW
Made in Hawaii | World Premiere | United States Director: Justin Young English | 2018 | 78 min  (98 minutes)
3:45 pm
OHANA MEANS...SHORTS
Plays with: MY LITTLE BROTHER, SEUNG-HYUK, FLOATING WEEDS, MAY 14TH, THE LOVE MOTEL, TOKYO 21ST OCTOBER, AREOLA BOREALIS  (128 minutes)
4:00 pm
BIRDS OF PASSAGE
Awards Buzz | Hawaii Premiere | Colombia, Denmark, Mexico Director: Cristina Callego, Ciro Guerra English, Spanish, Wayuu, with English subtitles | 2018 | 125 min  (130 minutes)
4:00 pm
DISNEY'S MOANA 'OLELO HAWAI'I
Made in Hawaii | Special Presentation | United States Hawaiian | 2017 | 120 min  (125 minutes)
5:00 pm
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE
Film For Thought | Hawaii Premiere | China, United States Director: Hao Wu Chinese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 95 min  (145 minutes)
5:45 pm
HEAVY WATER
Documentaries | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Michael Oblowitz English | 2018 | 85 min  (105 minutes)
6:00 pm
ON YOUR WEDDING DAY
Spotlight on Korea | Hawaii Premiere | South Korea Director: Lee Seok-geun Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 110 min  (115 minutes)
6:15 pm
3 FACES
Awards Buzz | Hawaii Premiere | Iran Director: Jafar Panahi Farsi, with English subtitles | 2018 | 100 min  (105 minutes)
6:30 pm
SINK OR SWIM
European Showcase | United States Premiere | France Director: Gilles Lellouche French, with English subtitles | 2018 | 122 min  (127 minutes)
6:30 pm
THE EMPTY HANDS
Spotlight on Hong Kong | Hawaii Premiere | Hong Kong SAR China Director: Chapman To Cantonese, with English subtitles | 2017 | 87 min  (92 minutes)
8:00 pm
LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
Spotlight on China | Hawaii Premiere | China Director: Gan Bi Chinese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 140 min  (145 minutes)
8:00 pm
THE WITCH: PART 1. THE SUBVERSION
Extreme Asia | United States Premiere | South Korea Director: Park Hoon-jung Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 125 min  (130 minutes)
8:30 pm
THE BLOOD OF WOLVES
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Kazuya Shiraishi Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 126 min  (131 minutes)
8:30 pm
THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS
Sound X Vision | United States Premiere | Japan Director: Macoto Tezka Japanese, with English subtitles | 1985 | 100 min  (120 minutes)
8:45 pm
BORDER
European Showcase | Hawaii Premiere | Denmark Director: Ali Abbasi Swedish, with English subtitles | 2018 | 108 min  (113 minutes)
9:00 pm
GATAO: RISE OF THE KING
Spotlight on Taiwan | Hawaii Premiere | Taiwan ROC Director: Yen Cheng-Kuo Chinese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 127 min  (132 minutes)
Nov 12, 2018
12:30 pm
SHARKWATER EXTINCTION
Green Screen | United States Premiere | Canada Director: Rob Stewart English | 2018 | 88 min  (108 minutes)
1:00 pm
TEN YEARS: JAPAN
Film For Thought | North American Premiere | Hong Kong, Japan Director: Akiyo Fujimura, Chie Hayakawa, Kei Ishikawa, Yusuke Kinoshita, Megumi Tsuno Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 99 min  (104 minutes)
1:15 pm
INTO THE OKAVANGO
Green Screen | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Neil Gelinas English | 2018 | 88 min  (93 minutes)
2:45 pm
T-SHIRT THEATRE PRESENTS: KIPUKA
Made in Hawaii | World Premiere | United States Director: Jeremiah Tayao English | 2018 | 64 min  (84 minutes)
3:00 pm
I USED TO BE NORMAL: A BOYBAND FANGIRL STORY
Sound X Vision | Hawaii Premiere | Australia Director: Jessica Leski English | 2018 | 96 min  (101 minutes)
3:00 pm
VOICES BEHIND BARBED WIRE
Made in Hawaii | | United States Director: Ryan Kawamoto English | 2018 | 110 min  (130 minutes)
3:15 pm
LEITIS IN WAITING
Pacific Showcase | Hawaii Premiere | Tonga Director: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu English, Tongan, with English subtitles | 2018 | 72 min  (92 minutes)
3:30 pm
BREAKING THE BEE
Documentaries | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Sam Rega English | 2018 | 96 min  (101 minutes)
3:45 pm
SIR
Spotlight on India | Hawaii Premiere | India Director: Rohena Gera English, Hindi, Marathi, with English subtitles | 2018 | 96 min  (101 minutes)
4:45 pm
BIRDS OF PASSAGE
Awards Buzz | Hawaii Premiere | Colombia, Denmark, Mexico Director: Cristina Callego, Ciro Guerra English, Spanish, Wayuu, with English subtitles | 2018 | 125 min  (130 minutes)
5:30 pm
BORN BONE BORN
Spotlight on Japan | North American Premiere | Japan Director: Toshiyuki Teruya Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 111 min  (116 minutes)
5:45 pm
MA'OHI NUI, IN THE HEART OF THE OCEAN MY COUNTRY LIES
Pacific Showcase | North American Premiere | Belgium Director: Annick Ghijzelings Tahitian, with English subtitles | 2018 | 113 min  (118 minutes)
5:45 pm
SHE SHEARS
Documentaries | International Premiere | New Zealand Director: Jack Nicol English | 2018 | 79 min  (99 minutes)
6:00 pm
WRATH OF SILENCE
Spotlight on China | Hawaii Premiere | China Director: Xin Yukun Chinese, with English subtitles | 2017 | 119 min  (124 minutes)
6:15 pm
KILLING
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Shinya Tsukamoto Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 80 min  (85 minutes)
7:30 pm
EVERYBODY KNOWS
European Showcase | Hawaii Premiere | Spain Director: Asghar Farhadi Spanish, with English subtitles | 2018 | 133 min  (138 minutes)
7:45 pm
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
Green Screen | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: John Chester English | 2018 | 91 min  (96 minutes)
8:00 pm
THIS AND NOTHING ELSE: RED BULL WA'A / SURFING TO COPE
Made in Hawaii | International Premiere | United States Director: Marc Levy, Justin Mitchell, Marc Salomon English | 2018 | 30 min With: SURFING TO COPE Made in Hawaii | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Katie Walsh English | 2017 | 28  (78 minutes)
8:15 pm
GENERAL MAGIC
Film For Thought | Hawaii Premiere | United Kingdom, United States Director: Sarah Kerruish, Matt Maude English | 2018 | 93 min  (143 minutes)
8:15 pm
INUYASHIKI
Extreme Asia | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Shinsuke Sato Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 127 min  (132 minutes)
8:30 pm
THE PREY
Extreme Asia | North American Premiere | Cambodia Director: Jimmy Henderson Cambodian, Chinese, Thai, with English subtitles | 2018 | 93 min  (98 minutes)
Nov 13, 2018
2:30 pm
HUSBAND MATERIAL
Spotlight on India | Hawaii Premiere | India Director: Anurag Kashyap Hindi, with English subtitles | 2018 | 157 min  (162 minutes)
3:00 pm
3 FACES
Awards Buzz | Hawaii Premiere | Iran Director: Jafar Panahi Farsi, with English subtitles | 2018 | 100 min  (105 minutes)
3:00 pm
EVERYBODY KNOWS
European Showcase | Hawaii Premiere | Spain Director: Asghar Farhadi Spanish, with English subtitles | 2018 | 133 min  (138 minutes)
3:30 pm
ANOTE'S ARK
Pacific Showcase | Hawaii Premiere | Canada Director: Matthieu Rytz English | 2018 | 77 min  (82 minutes)
5:30 pm
SONG LANG
Southeast Asian Showcase | North American Premiere | Vietnam Director: Leon Le Vietnamese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 100 min  (105 minutes)
5:45 pm
EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY
Eat. Drink. Film. | North American Premiere | Japan Director: Tatsushi Omori Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 100 min  (105 minutes)
5:45 pm
LONG TIME NO SEA
Spotlight on Taiwan | United States Premiere | Taiwan ROC Director: Heather Tsui Mandarin, with English subtitles | 2018 | 96 min  (116 minutes)
6:00 pm
ACM UHM NIGHT
Plays with: AUNTY EMMA, DOWN THE RED DIRT ROAD, FOUND SOUNDS, STAIRWAY, GAL PALS, GLASS ARTIST, IN MEMORY OF, KAI AND HONUA, SINCERELY, KAYE, HOW TO MAKE A HEART BEAT, MAMA'S WISH, EXHIBIT A  (110 minutes)
6:15 pm
EMU RUNNER
Pacific Showcase | United States Premiere | Australia Director: Imogen Thomas English | 2018 | 95 min  (100 minutes)
6:30 pm
HEAVY WATER
Documentaries | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Michael Oblowitz English | 2018 | 85 min  (105 minutes)
7:45 pm
ASAKO I & II
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 120 min  (125 minutes)
8:00 pm
FENGSHUI
Spotlight on Korea | Hawaii Premiere | South Korea Director: Hee-kon Park Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 126 min  (131 minutes)
8:15 pm
THE SWEET REQUIEM
Spotlight on India | Hawaii Premiere | India Director: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam Tibetan, with English subtitles | 2018 | 91 min  (96 minutes)
8:30 pm
KILLING FOR THE PROSECUTION
Spotlight on Japan | | Japan Director: Masato Harada Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 122 min  (127 minutes)
8:45 pm
ONE CUT OF THE DEAD
Extreme Asia | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Shinichiro Ueda Japanese, with English subtitles | 2017 | 96 min  (101 minutes)
Nov 14, 2018
1:15 pm
LONG TIME NO SEA
Spotlight on Taiwan | United States Premiere | Taiwan ROC Director: Heather Tsui Mandarin, with English subtitles | 2018 | 96 min  (116 minutes)
3:00 pm
MA'OHI NUI, IN THE HEART OF THE OCEAN MY COUNTRY LIES
Pacific Showcase | North American Premiere | Belgium Director: Annick Ghijzelings Tahitian, with English subtitles | 2018 | 113 min  (118 minutes)
3:15 pm
GENERAL MAGIC
Film For Thought | Hawaii Premiere | United Kingdom, United States Director: Sarah Kerruish, Matt Maude English | 2018 | 93 min  (98 minutes)
3:30 pm
MY HERO'S SHADOW
Made in Hawaii | World Premiere | United States Director: Justin Young English | 2018 | 78 min  (98 minutes)
3:45 pm
MEMORIES OF MY BODY
Southeast Asian Showcase | North American Premiere | Indonesia Director: Garin Nugroho Indonesian, Javanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 106 min  (111 minutes)
5:30 pm
50 FIRST KISSES
Spotlight on Japan | North American Premiere | Japan Director: Yuichi Fukuda Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 114 min  (119 minutes)
5:30 pm
THE EMPTY HANDS
Spotlight on Hong Kong | Hawaii Premiere | Hong Kong SAR China Director: Chapman To Cantonese, with English subtitles | 2017 | 87 min  (92 minutes)
5:45 pm
MIRAI
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Mamoru Hosoda Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 100 min  (105 minutes)
6:00 pm
LAST CHILD
Spotlight on Korea | Hawaii Premiere | South Korea Director: Shin Dong-Seok Korean, with English subtitles | 2017 | 124 min  (144 minutes)
6:00 pm
MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS
Plays with: SIX HUNDRED LUX, MAUKA TO MAKAI, HAE HAWAIʻI, KĀLEWA, THE MOON AND THE NIGHT  (120 minutes)
6:15 pm
HOUSE OF MY FATHERS
Special Presentation | North American Premiere | Sri Lanka Director: Suba Sivakumaran Sri Lankan, Tamil, with English subtitles | 2018 | 95 min  (115 minutes)
7:45 pm
LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
Spotlight on China | Hawaii Premiere | China Director: Gan Bi Chinese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 140 min  (145 minutes)
8:00 pm
AUGUST AT AKIKO'S
Made in Hawaii | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Christopher Makoto Yogi English | 2018 | 75 min  (95 minutes)
8:00 pm
GREEN BOOK
Centerpiece Presentation | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Peter Farrelly English | 2018 | 130 min  (135 minutes)
8:30 pm
FENGSHUI
Spotlight on Korea | Hawaii Premiere | South Korea Director: Hee-kon Park Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 126 min  (131 minutes)
8:45 pm
INUYASHIKI
Extreme Asia | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Shinsuke Sato Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 127 min  (135 minutes)
Nov 15, 2018
2:45 pm
SHE SHEARS
Documentaries | International Premiere | New Zealand Director: Jack Nicol English | 2018 | 79 min  (99 minutes)
3:00 pm
SONG LANG
Southeast Asian Showcase | North American Premiere | Vietnam Director: Leon Le Vietnamese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 100 min  (105 minutes)
3:15 pm
EMU RUNNER
Pacific Showcase | United States Premiere | Australia Director: Imogen Thomas English | 2018 | 95 min  (100 minutes)
3:30 pm
WISH YOU WERE HERE
Spotlight on China | North American Premiere | China, Japan Director: Kenneth Bi Japanese, Mandarin, with English subtitles | 2018 | 113 min  (118 minutes)
3:45 pm
THE SWEET REQUIEM
Spotlight on India | Hawaii Premiere | India Director: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam Tibetan, with English subtitles | 2018 | 91 min  (96 minutes)
5:30 pm
THE THIRD WIFE
Southeast Asian Showcase | | Vietnam Director: Ash Mayfair Vietnamese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 96 min  (116 minutes)
5:45 pm
University Student Showcase
Plays with: MR. SILVERMAN, THE OTHER SIDE, BUD & DAISY, THE GIFT OF LIFE  (55 minutes)
5:45 pm
University Student Showcase
Plays with: MR. SILVERMAN, THE OTHER SIDE, BUD & DAISY, THE GIFT OF LIFE  (55 minutes)
6:00 pm
BLANK 13
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Takumi Saitoh Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 70 min  (90 minutes)
6:00 pm
SUNSET IN MY HOMETOWN
Spotlight on Korea | Hawaii Premiere | South Korea Director: Joon-ik Lee Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 123 min  (128 minutes)
6:30 pm
CHUNGKING EXPRESS WITH WONG KAR WAI
Filmmaker in Focus: Wong Kar Wai | Special Presentation | Hong Kong SAR China Director: Wong Kar Wai Cantonese, with English subtitles | 1994 | 102 min  (167 minutes)
7:00 pm
ECHO IN THE CANYON
  (102 minutes)
7:00 pm
THE HUNGRY LION
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Takaomi Ogata Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 78 min  (98 minutes)
8:00 pm
MAUI'S HOOK
Pacific Showcase | International Premiere | New Zealand Director: Paora Te Oti Takarangi Joseph English, Maori, with English subtitles | 2018 | 92 min  (112 minutes)
8:15 pm
DESTROYER
Awards Buzz | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Karyn Kusama English | 2018 | 123 min  (128 minutes)
8:15 pm
UNITED SKATES
Documentaries | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Tina Brown, Dyana Winkler English | 2018 | 89 min  (109 minutes)
8:30 pm
SAMURAI'S PROMISE
Spotlight on Japan | United States Premiere | Japan Director: Daisaku Kimura Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 112 min  (117 minutes)
9:00 pm
THE PREY
Extreme Asia | North American Premiere | Cambodia Director: Jimmy Henderson Cambodian, Chinese, Thai, with English subtitles | 2018 | 93 min  (98 minutes)
Nov 16, 2018
1:00 pm
RIVER'S EDGE
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Isao Yukisada Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 118 min  (123 minutes)
1:30 pm
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE
Film For Thought | Hawaii Premiere | China, United States Director: Hao Wu Chinese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 95 min  (115 minutes)
2:45 pm
MAUI'S HOOK
Pacific Showcase | International Premiere | New Zealand Director: Paora Te Oti Takarangi Joseph English, Maori, with English subtitles | 2018 | 92 min  (112 minutes)
3:15 pm
UNITED SKATES
Documentaries | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Tina Brown, Dyana Winkler English | 2018 | 89 min  (109 minutes)
3:45 pm
HOUSE OF MY FATHERS
Special Presentation | North American Premiere | Sri Lanka Director: Suba Sivakumaran Sri Lankan, Tamil, with English subtitles | 2018 | 95 min  (115 minutes)
4:00 pm
AUGUST AT AKIKO'S
Made in Hawaii | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Christopher Makoto Yogi English | 2018 | 75 min  (95 minutes)
5:30 pm
RECALL
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Katsuhide Motoki Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 120 min  (125 minutes)
5:45 pm
FICTION & OTHER REALITIES
Sound X Vision | Hawaii Premiere | South Korea Director: Bobby Choy, Steve Lee Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 84 min  (104 minutes)
6:00 pm
HERSTORY
Spotlight on Korea | Festival Premiere | South Korea Director: Min Kyu-dong Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 121 min  (126 minutes)
6:00 pm
THE ROPE CURSE
Extreme Asia | World Premiere | Taiwan ROC Director: Shih Han LIAO Mandarin, with English subtitles | 2018 | 106 min  (111 minutes)
6:15 pm
FOR LOVE'S SAKE
Eat. Drink. Film. | International Premiere | Japan Director: Naoki Segi Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 117 min  (122 minutes)
6:45 pm
HAPPY TOGETHER
Filmmaker in Focus: Wong Kar Wai | Special Presentation | Hong Kong SAR China Director: Wong Kar Wai Cantonese, with English subtitles | 1997 | 96 min  (101 minutes)
8:00 pm
INVENTING TOMORROW
Film For Thought | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Laura Nix English | 2018 | 87 min  (137 minutes)
8:00 pm
PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS
Plays with: ANOINTED, SHORELINE, THE BAY, KAUMAKAIWA, CROSSING SPACES, TREE, WAITING  (119 minutes)
8:15 pm
HANALEI BAY
Spotlight on Japan | United States Premiere | Japan, United States Director: Daishi Matsunaga English, Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 96 min  (116 minutes)
8:30 pm
THE GREAT BATTLE
Spotlight on Korea | Hawaii Premiere | South Korea Director: Kim Kwang-sik Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 135 min  (140 minutes)
8:45 pm
YOCHO (FOREBODING)
Extreme Asia | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japanese, with English subtitles | 2017 | 140 min  (145 minutes)
9:00 pm
BORDER
European Showcase | Hawaii Premiere | Denmark Director: Ali Abbasi Swedish, with English subtitles | 2018 | 108 min  (113 minutes)
Nov 17, 2018
11:00 am
DKII SHOWCASE
  (120 minutes)
11:00 am
MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS
Plays with: SIX HUNDRED LUX, MAUKA TO MAKAI, HAE HAWAIʻI, KĀLEWA, THE MOON AND THE NIGHT  (114 minutes)
12:30 pm
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
Filmmaker in Focus: Wong Kar Wai | Special Presentation | Hong Kong SAR China Director: Wong Kar Wai Cantonese, with English subtitles | 2000 | 98 min  (103 minutes)
12:45 pm
MIRAI
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Mamoru Hosoda Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 100 min  (105 minutes)
12:45 pm
THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES
Documentaries | Hawaii Premiere | United Kingdom Director: Mark Cousins English | 2018 | 115 min  (120 minutes)
1:15 pm
THE THIRD WIFE
Southeast Asian Showcase | | Vietnam Director: Ash Mayfair Vietnamese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 96 min  (116 minutes)
1:30 pm
SUNSET IN MY HOMETOWN
Spotlight on Korea | Hawaii Premiere | South Korea Director: Joon-ik Lee Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 123 min  (128 minutes)
2:00 pm
GREEN BOOK
  (150 minutes)
2:00 pm
SOUND X VISION: IN CONVERSATION WITH AWKWAFINA
Sound X Vision | Special Presentation | United States English | 2018 | 90 min  (90 minutes)
2:45 pm
MANTO
Spotlight on India | Hawaii Premiere | India Director: Nandita Das Hindi, with English subtitles | 2018 | 112 min  (117 minutes)
3:00 pm
THE MIRACLE OF CRYBABY SHOTTAN
Spotlight on Japan | United States Premiere | Japan Director: Toshiaki Toyoda Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 127 min  (132 minutes)
3:30 pm
BE THE CHANGE SHORTS
Plays with: THE CLEANER, HAUS, LIFEBOAT, OBON, HIDDEN LIFE  (123 minutes)
4:00 pm
THE FAVOURITE
  (125 minutes)
4:15 pm
MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOL. 1
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose, Akihiko Yamashita Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 52 min  (57 minutes)
5:00 pm
GRIT
Green Screen | Hawaii Premiere | Indonesia Director: Sasha Friedlander, Cynthia Wade Bahasa, with English subtitles | 2018 | 80 min  (100 minutes)
5:15 pm
THE GREAT BATTLE
Spotlight on Korea | Hawaii Premiere | South Korea Director: Kim Kwang-sik Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 135 min  (140 minutes)
5:45 pm
SAMURAI'S PROMISE
Spotlight on Japan | United States Premiere | Japan Director: Daisaku Kimura Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 112 min  (117 minutes)
5:45 pm
TRANSMILITARY
Documentaries | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Fiona Dawson, Gabe Silverman English | 2018 | 93 min  (113 minutes)
6:00 pm
SINK OR SWIM
European Showcase | United States Premiere | France Director: Gilles Lellouche French, with English subtitles | 2018 | 122 min  (127 minutes)
6:30 pm
THE HUNGRY LION
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Takaomi Ogata Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 78 min  (98 minutes)
7:00 pm
KILLING
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Shinya Tsukamoto Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 80 min  (85 minutes)
8:00 pm
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Awards Buzz | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Barry Jenkins English | 2018 | 117 min  (122 minutes)
8:00 pm
THE UNITY OF HEROES
Spotlight on China | | China Director: Marco Mak Chinese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 103 min  (108 minutes)
8:15 pm
THE BLOOD OF WOLVES
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Kazuya Shiraishi Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 126 min  (131 minutes)
8:30 pm
THE RUNNING ACTRESS
Spotlight on Korea | United States Premiere | South Korea Director: Moon So-ri Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 71 min  (91 minutes)
8:45 pm
THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS
Sound X Vision | United States Premiere | Japan Director: Macoto Tezka Japanese, with English subtitles | 1985 | 100 min  (105 minutes)
9:00 pm
THE WITCH: PART 1. THE SUBVERSION
Extreme Asia | United States Premiere | South Korea Director: Park Hoon-jung Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 125 min  (130 minutes)
Nov 18, 2018
10:30 am
THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES
Documentaries | Hawaii Premiere | United Kingdom Director: Mark Cousins English | 2018 | 115 min  (120 minutes)
10:45 am
GRIT
Green Screen | Hawaii Premiere | Indonesia Director: Sasha Friedlander, Cynthia Wade Bahasa, with English subtitles | 2018 | 80 min  (100 minutes)
10:45 am
PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS
Plays with: ANOINTED, SHORELINE, THE BAY, CROSSING SPACES, KAUMAKAIWA, TREE, WAITING  (119 minutes)
11:30 am
MOMENTUM GENERATION
This event is FREE but TICKETED. Please click on the BUY TICKETS link to reserve your free tickets to the screening. https://www.hiff.org/films-and-events-fall-2018/view/momentum_generation_2018  (123 minutes)
12:00 pm
BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE
Made in Hawaii | Hawaii Premiere | Fiji, French Polynesia, Indonesia, United States Director: Aaron Lieber English | 2018 | 99 min  (109 minutes)
12:00 pm
THE MIRACLE OF CRYBABY SHOTTAN
Spotlight on Japan | United States Premiere | Japan Director: Toshiaki Toyoda Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 127 min  (132 minutes)
1:00 pm
STILL HUMAN
Spotlight on Hong Kong | International Premiere | Hong Kong Director: Oliver Siu Kuen Chan Cantonese, Tagalog, with English subtitles | 2018 | 111 min  (116 minutes)
1:00 pm
TRANSMILITARY
Documentaries | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Fiona Dawson, Gabe Silverman English | 2018 | 93 min  (113 minutes)
1:15 pm
FICTION & OTHER REALITIES
Sound X Vision | Hawaii Premiere | South Korea Director: Bobby Choy, Steve Lee Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 84 min  (104 minutes)
2:00 pm
HERSTORY
Spotlight on Korea | Festival Premiere | South Korea Director: Min Kyu-dong Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 121 min  (126 minutes)
2:15 pm
EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY
Eat. Drink. Film. | North American Premiere | Japan Director: Tatsushi Omori Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 100 min  (105 minutes)
2:45 pm
HANALEI BAY
Spotlight on Japan | United States Premiere | Japan, United States Director: Daishi Matsunaga English, Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 96 min  (101 minutes)
3:15 pm
3:30 pm
LAST CHILD
Spotlight on Korea | Hawaii Premiere | South Korea Director: Shin Dong-Seok Korean, with English subtitles | 2017 | 124 min  (129 minutes)
3:30 pm
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
Green Screen | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: John Chester English | 2018 | 91 min  (96 minutes)
4:30 pm
SHOPLIFTERS
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 121 min  (126 minutes)
4:30 pm
WAKE
Special Presentation | Hawaii Premiere | United States Director: Cyrus Mirakhor English | 2018 | 96 min  (116 minutes)
5:00 pm
RECALL
Spotlight on Japan | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Katsuhide Motoki Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 120 min  (125 minutes)
5:30 pm
THE UPSIDE
UNITED STATES AWARDS BUZZ 118 MINUTES  (124 minutes)
5:30 pm
WRATH OF SILENCE
Spotlight on China | Hawaii Premiere | China Director: Xin Yukun Chinese, with English subtitles | 2017 | 119 min  (124 minutes)
6:00 pm
FIRST LOVE
Southeast Asian Showcase | Hawaii Premiere | Philippines Director: Paul Soriano Tagalog, with English subtitles | 2018 | 120 min  (125 minutes)
6:30 pm
MOANANUIĀKEA: ONE OCEAN. ONE PEOPLE. ONE CANOE.
Closing Night Film | World Premiere | United States Director: Na'alehu Anthony English | 2018 | 148 min  (168 minutes)
7:00 pm
BORN BONE BORN
Spotlight on Japan | North American Premiere | Japan Director: Toshiyuki Teruya Japanese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 111 min  (116 minutes)
7:30 pm
MOANANUIĀKEA: ONE OCEAN. ONE PEOPLE. ONE CANOE.
Closing Night Film | World Premiere | United States Director: Na'alehu Anthony English | 2018 | 148 min  (168 minutes)
7:30 pm
VOX LUX
  (115 minutes)
8:00 pm
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE
Film For Thought | Hawaii Premiere | China, United States Director: Hao Wu Chinese, with English subtitles | 2018 | 95 min  (100 minutes)
8:15 pm
THE RUNNING ACTRESS
Spotlight on Korea | United States Premiere | South Korea Director: Moon So-ri Korean, with English subtitles | 2018 | 71 min  (91 minutes)
8:30 pm
YOCHO (FOREBODING)
Extreme Asia | Hawaii Premiere | Japan Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japanese, with English subtitles | 2017 | 140 min  (145 minutes)
Event Details

Festival Pass

    See unlimited films – just register for pass for your films valid only on the dates your pass is valid.
    Pass-holders will have priory access over ticket holders.

How Festival Passes Work

    A percentage of theater seats will be held for pass-holders at every screening you can reserve your spot in the screening by managing your schedule. After the allotted amount of seats has been reached, ticket holders will be admitted and any additional pass-holders will be admitted based on seat availability, before anyone standing in the “rush” line.

    * No tickets required, simply add your screening you would like to attend to your pass.  Seating begins about 30 minutes prior to showtime. The allotted pass holders are seated first, before the ticket holders. Passes are only valid for the festival for which they were purchased and for one person per pass.



Concierge Pass

    See unlimited films – no tickets required.*
    We will RESERVE any seat for you in any theater with advance notice.
    No lines to wait in, you have PRIORITY access before anyone else you enter thru the Platinum Pass holder  line  at the theater.
   

   * No tickets required, all you need is your pass for seating not guaranteed unless you reserve for your show thru the system.  Seating begins about 30 minutes prior to showtime.

To reserve your seats for please register for your screenings online or email seatreserve@hiff.org.

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