Submission Period Open for MIHFF

February 1, 2019, 11:30 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 3:38 PM
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The submission period has opened for the second annual Made in Hawai‘i Film Festival (MIHFF), happening on Hawai‘i Island in June 2019.

Filmmaker Fairai Richmond talks about his short film, “The Tree,” during MIHFF 2018. PC: Jeremiah Lofgreen, MIHFF, 2018.

The independent film festival brings a weekend long lineup of Hawai‘i-made content to the Hilo Palace Theater on June 1 and 2, with a follow up “Best of Fest” evening at Kona’s Aloha Theater on June 14.

Submissions open Friday, Feb. 1, and runs through March 15. Categories include feature-length and short narrative films, documentaries, music videos and web series. To qualify, projects must have at least 50% of the principal photography shot within the State of Hawai‘i, completed no earlier than January 2016.

Filmmaker Maggie Vandenberghe takes questions after her screening of feature film “#WANDERLUST.” PC: Jeremiah Lofgreen, MIHFF, 2018.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing the festival back to Hawai‘i Island for a full weekend run, plus a follow up in South Kona,” said festival Executive Director Zoe Eisenberg. “We can’t wait to see what Hawai‘i-based filmmakers have been working on this past year.”

Submissions must go through Without a Box, and filmmakers can find more information online or on Facebook,


Direct WOB submission form can be found online.

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