30th Anniversary of HIFF

It’s that time of year again.

The Hawaii International Film Festival is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary and they’ll be doing it for the next 10 days. 10 days of the most diverse, most unique film experiences you can get anywhere in the world will be on display. Since it’s inception, HIFF has become a destination festival for many movie goers and a definite launching point for many films, as was evidenced by last year’s World Premiere of Princess Ka’iulani.

This year’s schedule is no different, featuring tons of Asian films, anime pieces, a growing number of Polynesian and New Zealand based films, and documentaries. I’m definitely looking forward to checking out the two Donnie Yen films in the festival this year: IP MAN 2 and Legend of the Fist. Also, there’s an amazing local shirt film competition that you can check out online (http://hiff.org/localfilmaward). Shout out to Fobby Valentino and the WADALIFE crew.

HIFF starts today and runs until October 24th. Movies will be shown at the Dole Cannery theatres, unless otherwise noted. For more info and to purchase tickets, check out http://www.HIFF.org