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Alexander Payne, Director of Closing Night Film THE DESCENDANTS, to Receive Hawai Vision in Film Award

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  HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY HALEKULANI TO PRESENT VISION IN FILM AWARD SPONSORED BY THE CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU    The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani is proud to recognize exceptional members of the film community with the VISION IN FILM Award presented by the City & County of Honolulu. This award is presented in recognition of industry players who pos...

Hawaii International Film Festival opening and closing films

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Welcome a new year of films with highlights from around the world and festival standouts. The 31st Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani brings some of the hottest films on the festival circuit as opening, centerpiece, and closing night features. These highly-anticipated films bring much buzz and star-power to a lineup featuring 212 films. This year's opening night film is the Korean submission for the Oscar's Best Foreign Language film THE FRONT LINE, centerpiece wil...

Nancy Kwan to be honored at Hawai Fest

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The 30th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is honored to present and spotlight one of Asia's most recognizable actresses of all time, Nancy Kwan with it's "Maverick Award." Her newest film, a documentary called TO WHO IT MAY CONCERN: KA SHEN'S JOURNEY, directed by Brian Jamieson will screen on Saturday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m. This special event is presented by Dr. Lawrence KW Tseu.Nancy will receive the Maverick Award after the screening of her film at the Regal Dole Cannery...

Hawaii International Film Festival turns 30th this fall, alook back to top ten greatest moments in history

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2010 is a momentous year for the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) as it celebrates 30 years as the premiere film festival in the Pacific! It is a venue where filmmakers can connect with each other and the public says HIFF executive director Chuck Boller. "Numerous exciting milestones and productive and profitable encounters have happened at HIFF over the last 30 years, creating opportunities for future projects and friendships." Of the many significant events th...

HIFF 11th Annual Spring Showcase and webinar

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The Hawaii International Film Festival will preview their 11th annual Spring Showcase on an Oceanic Time Warner Webinar. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 2nd at 12:00PM. The webinar will stream live over the internet on http://www.aroundhawaii.com/ and viewers can participate in a live interactive chat. The webinar will feature HIFF Executive Director, Chuck Boller and trailers from the upcoming Spring Showcase. The webinar will be available on Oceanic's Video On Demand service on...

Hawaii Film Fest wraps another one for 73 000 viewers

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Asia-Pacific region, ended its latest 10-day fall festival which took place from October 18-28, 2007, on a high note. HIFF"s offering of nearly 200 films from 40 countries throughout the world attracted 73,000 viewers, a 5% increase from 2006, with more than 300 delegates in attendance, which was a significant jump from previous years. Many "firsts" were introduced du...

Selection of Panels at Hawai festival

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), on Oahu from October 18 – 28, does more than just showcase premiere and award-winning films from around the world. Through seminars, it presents a variety of professionals that open the forum of arts, philosophy, and culture to take festival goers around the world and back. Through its youth education programs, it also inspires the next generation to pursue opportunities in digital creative media and to broaden their hori...

Hawai Fest: a first glimpse on the fall line up

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, is set for October 18 – 28 on Oahu. More than 150 feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, representing countries from around the world will be showcased.HIFF is the centerpiece event in Hawaii where thousands of people from around the world, top celebrities from Asia and the United States, award-winning filmmakers and directors, and the US and foreign press...

Hawaii International Film Festival line up

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, is set for October 18 – 28 on Oahu. More than 150 feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, representing countries from around the world will be showcased.HIFF is the centerpiece event in Hawaii where thousands of people from around the world, top celebrities from Asia and the United States, award-winning filmmakers and directors, and the US and foreign press...

Zhang Yimou guest at Hawai Fest

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25th LOUIS VUITTON Hawaii International Film Festival October 20 - 30, 2005 Zhang Yimou, director of 'HERO', confirms attendance at the 25th Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival. Two-time Academy Award® nominee, Zhang Yimou will be receiving LVHIFF’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award."Zhang Yimou is widely recognized as one of the world’s top film directors and it’s very special having Mr. Zhang at LVHIFF our 25th anniversary," said Chuck Boller, Executive Director of th...

Samuel L. Jackson to be honored in Hawai

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Academy Award® nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson will receive the prestigious International Achievement in Acting Award from the 25th Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival. “Samuel L. Jackson is truly a remarkable worldwide star,” says Chuck Boller, “He is that rare cross-over actor who can command multi-million dollar salaries and pack seats in blockbusters year after year while still making time to deliver consistently unforgettable performances in groundbreaking, criticall...

Kung Fu Hustle wins 6 awards in Hong Kong

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KUNG FU HUSTLE wins 6 awards including Best Picture at 24th Hong Kong Film Awards. “Winning Best Picture was not surprising considering KUNG FU HUSTLE was the number one box office hit of all time in Hong Kong and a big hit at the Sundance Film Festival.,” said Chuck Boller, executive director at HIFF. “KUNG FU HUSTLE is a funny slapstick action comedy with one of Asia’s hottest actors Stephen Chow. The 24th Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony was held on March 27, 2005 at the Ho...

Hawai Fest full schedule, Phantom Below to open

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HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SPRING SHOWCASE HAS RECORD BREAKING TICKET SALESOver 2,500 tickets sold in the first two days.HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SPRING SHOWCASE presented by Commercial Data Systems, has record breaking ticket sales. Over 2,500 tickets were sold in the first two days. The 8th Annual HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SPRING SHOWCASE will be held on Oahu at the Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theatres on April 1st through the 7th. The Spring Film Festival will feature 3...

Jeff Chung, becomes HIFF’s new President and Chairman

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HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE NEW PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORSGeneral Manager and Vice President of the local TV station, KBFD, Jeff Chung, becomes HIFF’s new President and ChairmanHawaii International Film Festival announces its new President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. General Manager and Vice President of local TV station KBFD, Jeff Chung, began his term on January 1, 2005. “Jeff Chung has been very involved with HIFF over the years as a ...

Allen Daviau seminar at the Hawai Fest

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Allen Daviau, THE COLOR PURPLE & E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL cinematographer, confirms attendance at the 2004 Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival. "Kodak chooses wonderful cinematographers year after year and this year’s recipient, Allen Daviau, is an outstanding cinematographer," said Chuck Boller, Executive Director of LVHIFF. "I encourage aspiring local filmmakers to mark your calendars for “The Eastman Kodak Seminar with Allen Daviau”, this is wonderful opportunity to lear...

Sumo on Sunset Beach for Hawai fest spring fling

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HIFF SPRING FLING HAWAII PREMIERE OF 'SUMO EAST AND WEST' DRAWS BLOCKBUSTER SIZE CROWDS AT SUNSET ON THE BEACH Sumo demonstration at Sunset on the Beach of the OAHU SUMO CLUB"photo by Joe Solem, courtesy Pacific Islanders in Communication"Hawaii International Film Festival Spring Fling Presented By Commercial Data Systems Hawaii premiere of 'SUMO EAST AND WEST' draws blockbuster size crowds at Sunset On The Beach. "We estimated 6,000 - 8,000 residents and visitors enjoyed the Hawaii premiere of ...

Hawaii Festival Spring Fling will feature 21 films

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For Immediate Release Contact: Chris DacusMarch 11, 2004 Email: media@hiff.orgHAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SPRING FLING PRESENTED BY COMMERCIAL DATA SYSTEMS SHOWCASES 21 EMERGING INDEPENDENT FILMSFilm Festival offers movie buffs a wide diversity of 21 films from 13 countriesHONOLULU –The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is proud to present its 7th annual SPRING FLING presented by COMMERCIAL DATA SYSTEMS, a showcase of new, emerging cinema to kick off the New Year. Signature Do...

HIFF fest director shopping film in Berlin

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HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RETURNS FROM IRAN AND BERLIN FILM FESTIVALS WITH NEW FILMSChuck Boller, Executive Director of HIFF, secures new films from Iran and Berlin film festivalsChuck Boller, Executive Director for the Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival just returned from two major film festivals, Fajr International Film Festival held in Iran and the Berlin International Film Festival held in Germany. “Our focus at the Louis Vuitton Hawaii Internation...

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