About the film festival
HIFF is one of the premier international film festivals in the world with a special focus on Asia and Pacific Rim cinema.
Established in 1981, the Hawaii International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of cultural exchange and media awareness in the Pacific Rim. HIFF’s programming has two particular mandates: to be a festival of record for emerging films from Asia, the Pacific, and North America and to present the top festival films from around the world, annually screening films from over 45 countries.
2023 Announced Dates
October 12 - 22, 2023
(Spring Showcase March 31 - April 6, 2023)