Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-at-home policy, the HIFF Spring Showcase, which was supposed take place in April, was indefinitely postponed to a later date. After making adjustments to our program calendar and the implementation of new programs like HIFF@HOME and HIFF Virtual Cinema, we are happy to announce that we have rescheduled the Spring Showcase and rebranded it as HIFF@HOME SUMMER FEST Presented by Halekulani. This mini-fest will be entirely online through a new streaming platform that we have adopted.
The new dates for HIFF@HOME SUMMER FEST are August 7-14, 2020. This will also coincide with our annual I ❤︎ HIFF campaign that happens every August. Aside from the SUMMER FEST, we are planning some great and exciting TBD programs, as well as our annual membership drive with some initiatives that will lead up to our big 4-0 anniversary come November with the 40th Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani (November 5-15, 2020).
Stay tuned for more info on the HIFF@HOME SUMMER FEST, including the full lineup and what we have in store this August to celebrate with you the guiding light of indie, local, and international cinema in Hawai‘i. Community is even more resonant than ever during these unprecedented times and we look forward to bridge that through our mutual love of cinema!