Waiākea loves to support local businesses, non-profits, and creatives in and from our island home and we are proud to announce that we are The Official Water of the 41st Hawai'i International Film Festival!
The 2021 Hawai'i International Film Festival (HIFF), presented by Halekulani, will be hosting the 41st edition of the annual film festival from November 4 to 14, on Oahu and November 18-21 on neighbor islands with virtual programs streaming from November 4 to 28 online.
This year's program includes 123 features, 100 shorts, and for the first time ever, a new episodic series program. Among the lineup are 139 Hawai'i premieres, 34 world premieres, 21 US premieres, and 11 international premieres from 36 countries. Featuring in-person screenings alongside digital screenings, HIFF41 will be accessible to audiences all across the United States. More than three quarters of the program will be available to view online and nationwide. For tickets & passes, program listings and more, go to HIFF.ORG
In addition to being The Official Water of HIFF, Waiākea is a presenter of DAUGHTERS OF THE WAVE. Part of HIFF's Surf Showcase, this documentary makes its Hawai'i premiere during the festival. With lush footage of sea, sand, surf and plant life that captures the breathtaking beauty of Tahiti, DAUGHTERS OF THE WAVES captures the love, passion and determination of the vibrant young women of the enchanting and tight-knit Fierro family unit that embraces the true surfer’s lifestyle, and the potential futures that will be unlocked by these groundbreaking sisters.
DAUGHTERS OF THE WAVE will be available to experience online from November 4th - 28th, 2021. Visit HIFF.ORG to learn more.
ABOUT HIFF: Established in 1981, the Hawai‘i International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of cultural exchange and media in the Pacific Rim. HIFF is a premier international film event that has won the praise of international filmmakers, scholars, educators, governments, programmers and film industry leaders across the globe. 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. HIFF Industry and HIFF VR presents content and panels in the fields of film, music, virtual reality, and new media entertainment. These transmedia programs reflect HIFF’s commitment to exhibiting innovative creative content coming from the Asia Pacific Rim.