2018 Press Release


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The Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival


The 29th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival presented by Bank of Hawai`i

Honolulu | March 22, 2018

The Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation (HGLCF) is honored to produce the 29th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival (HRFF29). It will be at the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art from August 9-19, 2018, culminating with our signature Red Carpet Event on August 18.

HRFF29 will showcase films from around the world, plus discussions with delegates and a day of women-specific programs on August 11 presented by our 2018 partner ClexaCon, a media and entertainment convention for LGBTQ women and allies. We’re also proud to announce a new partnership with APQFFA, the Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance, who will sponsor a showcase of short films from notable festivals including ShanghaiPRIDE and Rainbow Reel Tokyo.

Bank of Hawai`i is once again the proud presenting sponsor of the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival (HRFF). Platinum festival sponsors are Hawaiian Airlines, Aqua-Aston Hospitality, Honolulu Museum of Art, and Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand.

The HRFF is one of the longest-running LGBT film festivals in the country. This year, the Festival will showcase fifteen films as well as special events and exclusive appearances over the span of two consecutive weekends.

The 2018 HRFF schedule is:

August 09 – Opening Night Reception & Film
August 10 – Festival Showcase
August 11 – HRFF/ClexaCon Women’s Programming & Mixer
August 12 – Festival Showcase
August 17 – Festival Showcase & Closing Night Film
August 18 – Festival Showcase
August 18 – Red Carpet Event
August 19 – Festival Showcase

All-­Access Festival Passes on sale!

Early bird specials starting at $100 are available until May 1st when price increases to $125. Entry to all film screenings, receptions, and most importantly, our signature Red Carpet Event valued at $300. Experience everything HRFF has to offer with an All-Access Festival Pass!

Click here to purchase your All-Access Festival Passes.

Film consideration is also ongoing.

Interested filmmakers please submit your film by April 30th at https://hglcf.org/2018‐film‐submission/.

More information

Facebook: @hrfilmfest
IG: @hrfilmfest
Twitter: @hrfilmfest


The Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation was founded in 1997 as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to educate and raise awareness of the community-at-large about gay & lesbian culture, arts, and lifestyle. HGLCF presents the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival annually in honor of Hawai`i LGBT pioneer Adam Baran.


Event passes, screeners, and more photography available. Parking provided for press. Please coordinate interviews with Jen Armstrong, PR contact.

Thank you!