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Years running: 38 (since 1981)

Hawaii International Film Festival

International Film Festival.

About

Established in 1981, the Hawaii International Film Festival is dedicated to advancing understanding and cultural exchange among the peoples of Asia, the Pacific and North America through the global medium of film.

It is the largest such "East meets West" film festival in the United States.

The festival receives sponsorship from numerous corporations every year, with the largest contributor being Louis Vuitton. The festival is also known as the Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival.

Awards

  • Golden Orchid
  • Best Asian Film Award
  • Audience Choice Award

Rules

  • Films must have been completed after January 1, 2017,
  • Projects must be a premiere in Hawaii. Films must not have had any commercial, theatrical, or television play in the United States. We are particularly interested in presenting U.S. and World Premieres.
  • Features: From 50 minutes, Shorts: from 2 till 49 minutest.
  • Submit through the Withoutabox platform.

Additional Information

The Festival will consider works-in-progress, films with temporary sound tracks, digital outputs, and work that did not originate from film.

Selection Media Type: DVD NTSC, online
Screening Media Type: DCP

Audio language: original
Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

City premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Anderson Le (Director of Programming); Chuck Boller (Executive Director).

Documents

Place

United States
Honolulu

Official website

hiff.org

Contacts

Address:

680 Iwilei Road, Suite 100
Honolulu HI 96817
USA
 
Phone: +1 808 792 1577 x 7
Fax: +1 808 792 1583

Email: entries@hiff.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 07, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    May 14, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    June 02, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    June 25, 2018
  • Notifications
    September 21, 2018
  • Event dates
    8 — 18 November 2018
Categories & Fees

This is for documentary films or videos 40 MINUTES OR LONGER.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $45
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • Extended Deadline — $65

This category is for short subject films or videos, i.e., all narrative film, animations and experimental projects 39 MINUTES OR LESS.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Extended Deadline — $60

This is for narrative films or videos 40 MINUTES OR LONGER.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $45
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • Extended Deadline — $65

This category is for short subject films or videos, i.e., all documentary film projects LESS THAN 39 MINUTES.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Extended Deadline — $60

Narrative and documentary feature and short films made by First Peoples from the Pacific Rim, specifically, Polynesia, Oceania and Australasia. This category does not include Southeast Asian countries.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $35
  • Extended Deadline — $35

This section is for narrative and documentary films of feature and short length made in Hawaii

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Extended Deadline — $20

(Hawaii Residents, Under 18 only)

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free
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