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Thank you for your support. We take your gifts seriously, and we make every effort to maximize your investment in our organization. We are proud to consistently bring the local community the best in quality and quantity of international cinema including numerous world and international premieres and unique opportunities for the public to interact with world-renowned talent and industry representatives.

The continuing desire from our local community for international and local cinema is evident and the value, impact, and support of our Hawai’i community in recognizing and highlighting filmmakers and their works is also clear.  We appreciate your continued support during this time.

To respect the safety of our audiences and members, we made the difficult decision to postpone our annual HIFF Spring Showcase. We hope that the nation recovers fast and that with a return to normalcy, we know the power of film to educate, inspire, and entertain is more important now than ever. As a community leader in Hawai’i, HIFF looks forward to providing a platform through a summer showcase and our annual Fall Festival that will safely bring people together again, to share experiences, and to celebrate our connections through film.

HIFF stands in solidarity with all communities impacted by this unprecedented circumstance, especially to the local economy, tourism industry, and all individuals committed to sharing stories from Asia and the Pacific Islands. We are beyond grateful to all those working on the frontlines in the medical field, physicians, nurses, the public health officials, home care workers, and the researchers working to flatten the curve of this crisis.

HIFF is also acutely aware of how much of a burden this situation is to small businesses, independent creatives, and organizations working in the arts, film, and non-profit sectors. Film uniquely serves to celebrate humanity, and to provide a lens for introspection and reflection. We look forward to celebrating our resilient community here and internationally at our 40th annual Hawai’i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani November 5-15, 2020 in Honolulu and November 19-22 on Maui, Big Island, and Kauai.

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