1-30 of 190 films/events

'IKE: KNOWLEDGE IS EVERYWHERE
United States 2014 | 75 min.
Made In Hawaii | Documentary, Educational, Social Issues

The future of our children, our health, and our society, will depend on how we meet the defining social challenge of our time: developing a quality, comprehensive education system. In this emotional,...

Thu, Nov 06 - 6:30PM  Dole Cannery G

Sun, Nov 09 - 11:00AM  Koko Marina B

Sat, Nov 15 - 2:30PM  Hilo Palace Theater

40 DAYS OF SILENCE
France, Germany, Netherlands, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 2014 | 100 min.
New Frontiers Program | Drama, Experimental, Social Issues, Women

Surrounded by high mountains, in an isolated village of Central Asia, Bibicha, a young woman, decides to take a vow of silence. Haunted by memories of her past, unaware of her future and struggling...

Mon, Nov 03 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery E

Fri, Nov 07 - 4:00PM  Dole Cannery E

9-MAN
United States 2014 | 87 min.
Documentaries | Asian American, Documentary, Halekulani Golden Orchid Nominee, Social Issues

Since the 1930s, Chinese men have played this streetball game in the alleys and parking lots of Chinatown. At a time when laws like the Chinese Exclusion Act forced them to socialize exclusively...

Sat, Nov 01 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery E

Wed, Nov 05 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery F

A CONVERSATION WITH MARCIA GAY HARDEN
United States 0 | 90 min.
Creative Lab | Educational, Free

An annual favorite with HIFF attendees, the Creative Lab at HIFF 2014 Actors Workshop will feature an immersive program for a select group of student actors and a free public conversation with...

Sat, Nov 01 - 3:30PM  Doris Duke Theatre

ABERDEEN
Hong Kong SAR China 2014 | 96 min.
Spotlight on China | Asia, Drama, Social Issues

A Hong Kong version of GRAND CANYON, ABERDEEN examines the myriad challenges facing the Cheng family comprised of an aging model, an adulterous doctor, and a self-help guru who thinks his daughter...

Thu, Nov 06 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery C

Sat, Nov 08 - 4:00PM  Dole Cannery C

Sun, Nov 09 - 1:30PM  Dole Cannery E

AIM HIGH IN CREATION!
Australia 2013 | 96 min.
Film For Thought |

A revolutionary comedy about greed, gas and the cinematic genius of Kim Jong Il, with a groundbreaking experiment at its heart: the making of a film-within-a-film, based on the eight rules of his...

Tue, Nov 04 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery D

Wed, Nov 05 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery E

AIN'T NO HO IN ME
United States 0 | 14 min.
Shorts Before Features | Documentary, Educational, Sports

AIN'T NO HO IN ME documents the triumphs and failures of University of Texas' official quidditch team and their Fall 2013 season, lending proof to the argument that quidditch - one of the few...

Sun, Nov 02 - 5:15PM  Dole Cannery B

Sat, Nov 08 - 12:30PM  Koko Marina B

AIR BALLOON
China 2014 | 10 min.
ACM and SU Night | Comedy, Drama, Family Friendly

The drama and comedy entwine when a single mother struggles to keep her job while tending to her son.

Thu, Nov 06 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery A

ALL THE PAIN IN THE WORLD
United Kingdom 2014 | 12 min.
Dark Wave | Drama

It is Christmas time in London, and a man is desperately trying to save the life of a minuscule fish in a pet shop. When his anxiety about the fish is not shared by the shopkeepers, the situation...

Fri, Oct 31 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery D

THE AMBER AMULET
Australia 2014 | 22 min.
Turning Point | Adventure, Family Friendly

Though at ten he is considered young for a justice fighter, The Masked Avenger has already proven himself highly effective in the pursuit of peace. But something is wrong in the house at the end of...

Thu, Oct 30 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery D

ANATOMY OF ASSISTANCE
Canada 2013 | 13 min.
Turning Point | Comedy, Coming of Age, Social Issues

When 15-year-old Talia challenges the assistance envelope given to her by her school, she's suddenly thrust in a daisy chain of errors that lead her to face a larger system: growing up.

Thu, Oct 30 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery D

ANGEL AZUL
United States 2014 | 71 min.
Documentaries | Art, Documentary, Environment

ANGEL AZUL explores the artistic journey of Jason deCaires Taylor, an innovative artist who combines creativity with an important environmental solution; the creation of artificial coral reefs from...

Sat, Nov 15 - 4:30PM  Hilo Palace Theater

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
United States 2014 | 90 min.
New Frontiers Program | Comedy, Gay/Lesbian, Romantic Comedy, Women

For Shirin, being part of a perfect Persian family isn’t easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn’t know she’s bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine, can’t understand...

Fri, Oct 31 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery D

Sun, Nov 02 - 12:00PM  Dole Cannery D

THE ARTIST
Belgium, France, United States 2011 | 100 min.
New American Filmmakers | Comedy, Free, Romance

Michel Hazanavicius' stylistically daring, dialogue-free comedy-drama THE ARTIST stars Jean Dujardin as George Valentin, a matinee idol in Hollywood before the dawn of talkies. His marriage is...

Sun, Nov 02 - 2:15PM  Dole Cannery C

THE BABADOOK
Australia 2013 | 95 min.
HIFF Extreme | Drama, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller

“Do you want to die?!” seven-year-old Samuel asks his mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning. After dealing with Samuel’s tantrums his entire life, Amelia suspects...

Sun, Nov 02 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery E

Fri, Nov 07 - 9:00PM  Dole Cannery E

BAKERMAN & THE BUNNYMEN
United States 2013 | 5 min.
Dark Wave | Animation, Black Comedy

In this 1920s-style short, a baker is cannibalized by his creations.

Fri, Oct 31 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery D

BANG BANG
India 2013 | 150 min.
Spotlight on India | Action, Romance, Thriller

A chance encounter of the unassuming bank receptionist Harleen Sahni with the charming yet mysterious Rajveer Nanda results in an on-rush of ditched planes, car chases, shoot-outs, bombing raids and...

Thu, Nov 06 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery F

Sat, Nov 08 - 11:00AM  Dole Cannery F

BANTING
Singapore 2014 | 110 min.
New Frontiers Program | Action, Comedy, Coming of Age, Family Friendly

It’s not easy being raised in a strict Muslim household. Between the 10 pm curfews, banning of heretic music and selective TV watching, twenty-four year old Yasmin barely has the most exciting...

Sun, Nov 02 - 4:45PM  Dole Cannery D

Tue, Nov 04 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery D

BELOVED SISTERS
DIE GELIEBTEN SCHWESTERN
Germany 2014 | 138 min.
EuroCinema Hawaii | Drama, Period piece, Romance

1788 in Rudolstadt, a small provincial town in Germany. The beautiful Caroline von Beulwitz is unhappily married, longing for love and life. Charlotte von Lengefeld, her shy sister, dreams of finding...

Fri, Oct 31 - 6:30PM  Dole Cannery F

Sat, Nov 01 - 11:00AM  Dole Cannery F

A BETTER TOMORROW
Japan 2013 | 13 min.
Turning Point | Action, Adventure, Asia

In the near future when water is scarce, Shin and Myra, two orphans following in their scientist father's footsteps, develop a technology that could turn the tides of time and heal the earth. But...

Thu, Oct 30 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery D

BEYOND CLUELESS
United Kingdom 2014 | 90 min.
EuroCinema Hawaii | Comedy, Documentary, Educational, Social Issues

Narrated by cult teen star Fairuza Balk, BEYOND CLUELESS is a dizzying journey into the mind, body and soul of the teen movie, as seen through the eyes of over 200 modern coming-of-age classics. Part...

Wed, Nov 05 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery E

BEYOND SIGHT: THE DEREK RABELO STORY
United States 2014 | 84 min.
Documentaries | Adventure, Biography, Documentary, Family Friendly, Social Issues, Sports

In a small Brazilian town, Derek's father prayed that his son would become a professional surfer. His prayer seemed unanswered when Derek was born blind. Seventeen years later Derek decides that...

Sat, Nov 01 - 6:30PM  Dole Cannery D

Tue, Nov 04 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery E

Wed, Nov 12 - 7:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

Sat, Nov 15 - 7:30PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

BEYOND SIGHT: THE DEREK RABELO STORY WITH HIHI'O
Various Directors | 92 min. | Plays with:

HIHI'O, BEYOND SIGHT: THE DEREK RABELO STORY

Sat, Nov 15 - 7:30PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

BEYOND THE SURFACE
United States 2013 | 46 min.
Documentaries | Asia, Documentary, Self-discovery, Social Issues, Sports, Women

Ishita Malaviya, India's first female surfer, is joined by a unique and talented group of women – Crystal Thornburg-Homcy, Liz Clark, Lauren Hill, Emi Koch, and Kate Baldwin. With...

Sun, Nov 02 - 12:30PM  Dole Cannery E

Tue, Nov 04 - 4:15PM  Dole Cannery E

BICYCLE
United States 0 | 15 min.
ACM and SU Night | Coming of Age, Drama, Family Friendly

Bicycle is the story of Jane, a young girl who dreams of the day of when she can escape the clutches of her abusive father. One hot afternoon, Jane takes a rusty old bicycle to a dusty road and meets...

Thu, Nov 06 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery A

BIG HERO 6
United States 2014 | 90 min.
North American Cinema | Action, Animation, Family Friendly, Gala

BIG HERO 6 tells the story of the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech...

Sat, Nov 01 - 4:00PM  Dole Cannery A

THE BIGGER PICTURE
United Kingdom 2014 | 7 min.
Animation Ground Control | Art, Black Comedy

"You want to put her in a home; you tell her; tell her now!" hisses one brother to the other, but Mother won't go, and their own lives quickly unravel as she clings to life. Director...

Sun, Nov 09 - 4:15PM  Dole Cannery D

BLACK AND WHITE: THE DAWN OF JUSTICE
痞子英雄:黎明再起
Taiwan 2014 | 120 min.
Spotlight on Taiwan | Action, Asia, Crime

The heroes in this story will face an attack that can not only demolish the city but also destroy the justice they revere. Only through faith can they survive the crisis and strike back.

Sun, Nov 09 - 4:00PM  Dole Cannery A

BLACK COAL THIN ICE
白日焰火
China 2014 | 106 min.
Spotlight on China | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

After a botched arrest in a grisly serial murder case, small-town detective Zhang Zili is suspended from the force, taking a job as a security guard. Five years later, another series of mysteriously...

Sat, Nov 01 - 4:30PM  Dole Cannery F

Tue, Nov 04 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery C

THE BLUE ROOM
LA CHAMBRE BLEUE
France 2014 | 76 min.
EuroCinema Hawaii | Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

THE BLUE ROOM begins with a series of lushly romantic, semierotic scenes, introducing salesman Julien and his mistress, Esther, as they make love while the world goes on outside. But their intense...

Sat, Nov 01 - 9:30PM  Dole Cannery F

Sun, Nov 09 - 2:00PM  Dole Cannery D

BROADBAND ACCELERATOR: A CONVERSATION WITH BERNIE SU
United States 0 | 60 min.
Creative Lab | Free

Broadband, as defined by the Producers Guild of America, is the platform whose primary distribution outlet is the Internet. CL Broadband Accelerator is a multi-day immersive workshop in which...

Tue, Nov 04 - 5:00PM  MOD

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