Genre

Pacific Islander

DOWN ON THE SIDEWALK IN WAIKĪKĪ

Film

DOWN ON THE SIDEWALK IN WAIKĪKĪ

Directed by Justyn Ah Chong
A janitor, frustrated with cleaning up after an endless parade of tourists, reflects on a memory that stirs…

DRAGON BOAT

Film

DRAGON BOAT

Directed by Kevin Shore
Meet Nathan Salazar, and discover the empowering world of Dragon Boat racing. See what can be accomplished when…

ENGAGED

Film

ENGAGED

Directed by David Scala
Darren wants to propose to his boyfriend, but one thing after the next keeps preventing him.
International Documentary Feature Competition

FOR MY FATHER’S KINGDOM

Film

FOR MY FATHER’S KINGDOM

Directed by Jeremiah Tauamiti, Vea Mafile'o
Driven by his deep faith in God and traditional culture, a flat-broke Tongan pensioner must navigate not only…

GLORIOUS MRS. KIM

Film

GLORIOUS MRS. KIM

Directed by Monica Cho
A Korean mother grapples with her identity and desires in life as she comes to terms with her…

HAE HAWAIʻI

Film

HAE HAWAIʻI

Directed by Ty Sanga
In the aftermath of Hawaiʻi's illegal overthrow, a secret group enlists a young thief to steal the Hawaiian…

HALO-HALO

Film

HALO-HALO

Directed by Bernard Badion
A 'journalist' is useless at work when his thoughts are inundated with a woman he thinks is the…

I THINK SHE LIKES YOU

Film

I THINK SHE LIKES YOU

Directed by Bridey Elliott
When Justine and Julia pick Jake up at a bar, it’s not quite the threesome he was expecting.
Documentary Feature Competition

JOURNEY TO IFUGAO

Film

JOURNEY TO IFUGAO

Directed by Nicanor Evangelista Jr.
Five Filipino artists and healers, living in LA, go back to their motherland uncovering their indigenous traditions and…

LAST TAXI DANCE

Film

LAST TAXI DANCE

Directed by Brayden Yoder
In 1940s Honolulu, a proud Hawaiian singer dances with a returned U.S. soldier and debates the dignity of…
Special Presentations

LEITIS IN WAITING

Film

LEITIS IN WAITING

Directed by Dean Hamer, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Joe Wilson
FREE PROGRAM | An intrepid group of native transgender women fight a rising tide of religious fundamentalism in…

MAUKA TO MAKAI

Film

MAUKA TO MAKAI

Directed by Alika Maikau, Jonah Okano
Set in Kāneʻohe on the island of Oahu, two cousins grapple with their own internal struggles while trying…

MY FRIEND MICHAEL JONES

Film

MY FRIEND MICHAEL JONES

Directed by Ian Leaupepe, Samson Rambo
A high school misfit with severe OCD forms an unlikely bond with a popular classmate through a shared…

SHELL YEAH

Film

SHELL YEAH

Directed by Ridge Hirano
A sea turtle has to choose between a radical tortoise party or playing video games with his new…

SHELLS

Film

SHELLS

Directed by Justin Pixler
A young boy from a rural fishing village encounters a mythical monster.

THE BAY

Film

THE BAY

Directed by Neil Tinkham
As his new life starts to fall apart, an isolated man must reconnect with his past in order…

THE PIT WHERE WE WERE BORN

Film

THE PIT WHERE WE WERE BORN

Directed by Alexander Bocchieri
A father and son reunite around the family 'imu of their Wai'anae farm.
International Narrative Feature Competition

VAI

Film

VAI

Directed by ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Amberley Jo Aumua, Becs Arahanga, Dianna Fuemana, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Matasila Freshwater, Mīria George, Nicole Whippy
A film about female empowerment telling the story of one woman’s life in eight separate moments from the…

WE DRANK OUR TEARS: RAFAEL MAFNAS’S STORY

Film

WE DRANK OUR TEARS: RAFAEL MAFNAS’S STORY

Directed by Angelo Manese, Justin Ocampo
The final battles of WWII were waged on Saipan and Tinian. 933 indigenous civilians did not survive. This…