“GUNKANJIMA: TRAVELER IN TIME” | Hawai‘i Premiere | Japan | No Dialogue | 7 min.
Directed by Kiichiro Nakamura.
A girl walks on the abandoned island with her camera. All the histories and old memories of...
“HIKAWA MARU” | Hawai‘i Premiere | Japan | Japanese w/English subtitles | 94 min.
From veteran anime director Shunji Oga comes the epic tale of the legendary Japanese ocean liner, the Hikawa Maru. In May...
“A NEW MOON OVER TOHOKU (TOHOKU NO SHINGETSU)” | U.S. Premiere | Canada | English, Japanese w/English subtitles | 98 min.
Written and directed by Linda Ohama.
A moving story of love, survival and old Japanese...
“SUMÖ ROAD – THE MUSICAL” | Hawai‘i Premiere | Japan | Japanese w/English subtitles | 25 min.
Written and directed by Ken Ochiai.
Kure, an overweight exchange student from Taiwan, has a hard time fitting in...
“IM/PERFECTION” | World Premiere | United States | English | 12 min.
Directed by Andrew Higa
Hiroshi Hida immigrated to Hawai‘i from Japan in 1961. He struggled to learn English, but excelled in math and painting...
“CHOKE MISREPRESENTATION: ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN IMAGES ON SCREEN” | World Premiere | United States | English | 60 min.
Diversity and inclusion have been hot topics in film and TV this year. A recent study...
“YOUR NAME.” | Hawai‘i Premiere | Japan | Japanese w/English subtitles | 105 min.
Written and directed by Makoto Shinkai.
HIFF closes this year’s festival with “Your Name.,” the biggest moneymaking film in Japan. The film...
TUESDAY, NOV. 1
Midnight – Code Between
1:30 a.m. – Vanquished Foes
3 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked
4:30 a.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong
7 a.m. – A Man Challenging the Post
8:40 a.m. – Roaring...
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