ALOHA RAINBOW FRIENDS!

This year was a difficult time for everyone, but our online festival was a smash hit!

STAY TUNED FOR EXCITING NEWS

Please check back here and on our social media for updates on  our new dates, venues, and partner screenings

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

Make the Yuletide Gay – Fundraising Pool Party

A big mahalo to all those that attended our last event of 2021! Because of your support and the support of our amazing sponsors, the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival continues to be a platform for LGBTQ+ films from Hawaiʻi and across the globe.

Check out some photos from the event and stay tuned for what’s happening in 2022. 

Empowering our diverse LGBTQ-mahu-aikane communities in Hawaii and around
the world through the power of storytelling.