On April 3, the Hawai‘i International Film Festival will launch a new initiative, “HIFF@HOME,” a specially curated program of short films, which will be available to view at www.hiff.org for free. It is HIFF’s response to the impact of COVID-19.
These short films have been screened in previous HIFF events, many of them award winners, from countries across the Asia-Pacific Rim, including award-winning shorts produced right here in Hawai‘i.
“Always a champion for independent and international cinema, we are excited to offer our audiences and ohana at home the opportunity to supplement their standard streaming and cable services with HIFF’s free, authentic and entertaining independent stories and short films during this time,” said Beckie Stocchetti, HIFF executive director. “We will also be partnering with local restaurants to showcase their menu offerings in our Dinner and a Movie Highlight via our eNews and social media channels. We would like to encourage all of Hawai‘i to continue supporting the community by partaking in take-out dinner and HIFF movie nights with their loved ones.
In the following weeks, HIFF’s programmers will add more films to stream and view online.