Thursday, August 11, 2011

31st Hawaii International Film Festival

Hawaii Destination Specialist Logo.  4 color jpg file. The 31st Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) will be held from October 13-23, 2011 in Honolulu, Oahu with the majority of films being shown at the Regal Dole Cannery Theatre. Select screenings will also be held at the Hawaii Theatre Center and on Waikiki Beach. Featured movies will number over 200 from over 40 Asia-Pacific countries including Hawaii produced films that present Hawaii in a culturally accurate way. The 10-day festival will also offer discussions with the film-makers, award presentations, and other special events.

HIFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of cultural exchange and media awareness in the Pacific Rim. As a premier international film event, HIFF has won the praise of governments, filmmakers, scholars, educators, programmers and film industry leaders across the globe and is an official partner with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for Oscar Night America. HIFF is also the sister festival of Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF). The first HIFF screened seven films from six countries to an audience of 5,000 in 1981. Today, HIFF draws an audience of 80,000 or more from around the state, the nation and throughout the world.

Don’t miss this golden opportunity to be one of the first to view 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.

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