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HIFF37 lineup announcement


HIFF37 presented by Halekulani film lineup now online! 160 films from 45 countries presenting largest showcase of Made in Hawaii Films and Pacific Islander filmmakers


(L to R): MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER (Opening Night), THE UPSIDE (Centerpiece), GO FOR BROKE: AN ORIGIN STORY (Closing Night)



HIFF37 presented by Halekulani takes place November 2-12 on Oahu and November 16-19 on Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii!

We've just announced the full lineup for the 2017 edition, screening over 160 films from 45 countries ranging from major films and festival favorites from Sundance, Cannes, and Toronto; the best films from Asia and the Pacific Rim; an expanded section dedicated to indigenous Pacific filmmakers; a newly minted "Made in Hawaii" filmmaker competition, as well as special sidebars dedicated to the environment, culinary cinema, and midnight movies! 


We open HIFF37 edition with the Hawaii premiere of the highly anticipated new animated film from Studio Ponoc, the new anime studio taking the mantle from Studio Ghibli with MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER. Centerpiece Gala goes to the U.S. adaptation of the French hit THE INTOUCHABLES with THE UPSIDE starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman. Finally, we close the Festival with the world premiere of the 100% Hawaii homegrown production and definitive film on the origins of the 442nd with GO FOR BROKE: AN ORIGIN STORY


 View the entire film lineup and schedule








Reminders: HIFF Sneak Peek of THE FLORIDA PROJECT, Wednesday, October 11 / Courtyard Cinema Screening of VANISHING TIME: A BOY WHO RETURNED, Thursday, October 12





(L to R): THE FLORIDA PROJECT is HIFF37 Members Sneak Peek on Oct 11. VANISHING TIME: A BOY WHO RETURNED is at Courtyard Cinema on Oct 12. Both screenings are FREE.




Next week, we have two FREE screenings to kick off the HIFF37 season! First up is the HIFF Members Sneak Peek on Wednesday, October 11 with the Hawaii premiere of the award winning THE FLORIDA PROJECT. The next evening (Thursday, October 12), we have our monthly Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village screening series, presenting VANISHING TIME: A BOY WHO RETURNED.  Both films are free but a ticket is still required. 








Wednesday, October 11, 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)


Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18


Reserve Ticket (Free but for current members only)







Thursday, October 12, Doors open at 6pm, film starts after dusk


Ward Village Courtyard


Reserve Ticket (Free to general public)








HIFF37 Box-Office opens October 13 for HIFF Ohana members, October 16 for general public






1507192224069-bmhvyrifkhg-dfedd0cbc55eda561e88b6e1a2be7a49.jpg?1507192229Starting October 13, the HIFF37 Box-Office is open for business! You can order tickets online from the comfort of your own home, 24/7 at the official HIFF website. Print tickets from home or go paperless and present your OR code at the theater before your show. 


If you wish to purchase your tickets in person, then the physical HIFF37 Box-Office will be located at the HIFF main office at the Dole Cannery Office Building, across the street from our main venue, the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18. The Box-Office will be open for limited days prior to the start of the Festival. Below are the days and hours of operation:


Oct 13-23: Friday, Saturday, Monday - 2pm-6pm
Oct 23-Nov 1: Monday-Saturday - 2pm-6pm (Closed Sunday)


For more info on tickets and box-office policy, head over to the HIFF Box-Office site







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