”HIFF is a must attend” (Entertainment Weekly), “the premiere American showcase for Asian cinema” (Hollywood Reporter) and “a launching pad for early films by younger directors” (Roger Ebert). HIFF is the festival of record for emerging works from the Pacific Rim, a destination of award winning films from major film festivals around the world, and an incubator for Hawaii-based and Native Hawaiian works.. The festival has featured premiere screenings of many acclaimed films, including festival premieres such as SHOPLIFTERS, MOONLIGHT, THE HOST, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON and many more. Past honorees include Quentin Tarantino, Ang Lee, Zhang Yimou, Samuel L Jackson, Koji Yakusho and Maggie Cheung, who all received lifetime achievement awards.
The 39th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival will be held November 7-17 2019 and will mark the festival’s 39th edition.
The Festival will be held November 7-17 2019 at Regal Cinemas Dole Cannery at: