ALOHA RAINBOW FRIENDS!

It’s been an incredibly difficult time for everyone, but we are delighted to let you you know that we’re still here, and we’re ready to festival!

JULY 30 – AUGUST 15 2021

Please check back here and on our social media for updates on the program, format and special guests and events.

AN AMAZING FILM PROGRAM – ALL FREE!

HRFF32 AWARD WINNERS

Mahalo to all the amazing filmmakers from around the world who entertained our audience from the safety of their homes!

FUN IN SHORTS

Best Short Film – Retribution, directed by Mel Orpen
Special Jury Mention – I Know Her, Directed by Fawzia Mirza
Best Documentary Short – VeniEtiam, Directed by Alex Hai (Alex Hai Gondola tours) and Mahtab Mansour
Best Narrative Short – Pool Boy, Directed by Luke Willis
Best Animation – Kapaemahu, Directed by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
Best Local Film – Other People, Directed by Bryson Kainoa Chun
Adam Baran Award– Trade Center Documentary, Directed by Adam Bernard Baran
Audience Award– Hello Mother (Parev Mama), Directed by Natalie Shirinian

FEATURES

Best Documentary Feature – A Sexplanation, Directed by Alexander Liu

ASIA PACIFIC SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Jury Award ($1000 – Journey to the Shore, Directed by Uhm Ha-neul
Audience Award ($500)– Swingin’, Directed by Guo Shang-Sing

SOUTH KOREA

Journey to the Shore

Directed by UHM Ha-neul

Synopsis: A gay couple, Minha and Sangbeom, goes on a journey to the shore. They hide a secret from each other.

Film Courtesy : Seoul International PRIDE Film Festival

TAIWAN

Swingin’: 輕鬆搖擺

Directed by Guo Shang-Sing

Synopsis:  When sixth-grader boy Qiu is bullied in school for having gay dads, he takes action to prove to the world that, unlike his parents, he is straight and manly. It’s no joke!  Meanwhile, his stepfather Jia-How, a flamboyant Jazz trumpet player, must confront his own nightmares of childhood bullying before he can provide his son a feeling of security.Swingin’ is the first dramedy/music film of its kind since Taiwan became the first (and only as of today) country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage in 2019.

Film Courtesy : Taiwan Queer Film Festival

POSTPONED: HRFF32 In-Person Events 

In an abundance of caution, all #HRFF32 in-person events have been postponed due to the spike in daily COVID cases in Hawaiʻi. All those that purchased tickets will receive a full refund. New event dates are to be determined. In the meantime, please keep enjoying this year’s festival virtually. Please stay safe out there.

 

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