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Hawaii Film Festivals

Information and articles about local and international film festivals in Hawaii, including the Hawaii International Film Festival, the Maui Film Festival, and the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival.

Hawaii International Film Festival
The Hawaii International Film Festival it is the premier United States showcase for Asian and other Pacific Rim films. It was founded in 1980 by the East-West Center, a cultural exchange education and research facility based at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. During the festival Films are screened on several Hawaiian islands and the event draws more then 60,000 visitors from around the world. Events include features an Oscar night party, a Spring Showcase (founded in 1998), the K-Fest screening of Korean films in the summer, and the main film festival in the fall, which is sponsored by Louis Vuitton. In 2002 the HIFF signed an agreement to become a sister event with the Shanghai Film Festival, in order to exchange movies, information, and marketing efforts.
-9th Spring Showcase: March 31 - April 6, 2006
-2nd K-Fest: Summer 2006 (date to be announced)
-26th HIFF: October 19-29, 2006

Big Island Film Festival
This festival of independent narrative films will take place May 18-21, 2006 . The festival will take place at three Waikoloa venues, and there will be screenings of general feaure films, family films, surfing films, short subjects, and student films

Maui International Film Festival
The 6th annual Maui Film Festival took place in June of 2005 and it screened more then 60 films at theaters in Wailea and Kahului. The 7th Maui Film Festival will take place June 14-18, 2006.
- Honolulu Advertiser article About the 2005 Event

Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
An annual film festival produced by the Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Cultural Foundation. The festival typically takes place in the spring. Entry fees are waived for Hawaii based film-makers. The festival was originally known as the Adam Baran Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The 2006 HRFF will be the 17th annual event and it will take place in May at the Honolulu Academy of Arts Theatre.
Honolulu Advertiser Articles:
- May 16 Article about the 2005 Festival
- May 27 Article about the 2005 Festival

2006 Filipino Indie Film Festival
This lecture series and Filipino film festival took place for the first time at the University of Hawaii in April of 2006.

Hawaii Ocean Film Festival
A film festival on the north shore of the island of Kauai featuring films about the ocean.

Hawaii Student Film Festival

See also:
- Movie Theaters in Hawaii
- Movies Made in Hawaii
- All Festivals in Hawaii

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