2018 Special Events



FRI // JULY 27 // 800 PM DOOR // 930 PM SHOW // HULA’S BAR & LEI STAND

HRFF29 KICK-OFF PARTY

Once again the amazing folks at Hula’s are hosting SINEMA, the Kick-Off Party for the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival. It’s a bit naughty, a lot of fun and a great way to mix it up with the HRFF team and Hawaii’s LGBTQ+ film lovers. Special cocktails, a burlesque show by Pretty Peacock Productions, and always a few other surprises!

Proceeds from the event are generously donated by Hula’s to HGLCF, the Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Cultural Foundation, which produces the Film Festival.

Click here to learn more and get your tickets.

THURS // AUG 09 // 600 PM // LUCE PAVILION // HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART

HRFF29 OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

A great way to jump into the 29th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival. Mix and mingle with the HRFF team, local film buffs, Hawaii’s LGBTQ+ community, our sponsors and volunteers, and special visiting guests. Tasty bites courtesy of Zach’s Event Catering with a no host bar operated by HoMA. A fun social event leading up to the screening of the highly anticipated comedy IDEAL HOME starring Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan.

SAT // AUG 11 // 1200 PM // DORIS DUKE THEATRE // HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART

WOMEN UP FRONT: A DAY OF WOMEN’S PROGRAMMING WITH CLEXACON

As part of our collaboration with ClexaCon, we have put together a full day of Women’s Programming on Saturday, August 11.

ClexaCon is the the largest multi-fandom event for LGBTQ women & allies and HRFF participated in their most recent convention in Las Vegas, sharing HRFF29 news and more with the sold out audience of over 4,000 people.

The August 11 Day of Women’s Programming which includesshort films, web series and the feature film THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST; all topped off by a Women’s Mixer* at Scarlet Honolulu.

We’re offering a special 1-Day Pass — a $50 value — for only $25!

Click here to get your Pass.

 

 

SAT // AUG 11 // 700 PM // SCARLET HONOLULU

WOMEN’S MIXER*

Get to know the people you’ve spent the day with just a little bit better! Mix it up with the ClexaCon and the HRFF crowd at Scarlet — downtown Honolulu’s astonishing, no holds barred club. Opening at 7pm for this special event before things get really crazy. Amazing cocktails from the bar and delicious bites from Chiko’s Tavern, it’s just what the director ordered after a day of thought provoking and entertaining women’s programs.

$15 at the door // Free to All-Access Festival Passholders and ClexaCon 1-Day Passholders.

*Note: The Mixer is a 21+ event. Pick up your HRFF29 + CLEXACON 1-Day Pass at the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre Box Office starting on Opening Night (August 09, 2018). ID required.

Click here to get your Pass now.

SUN // AUG 12 // 930 AM // HAWAII FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE

WOMEN IN MEDIA + FILM TALK STORY AT HAWAII FILMMAKERS COLLECTIVE

Don’t miss this special day of Talk Story organized by HGLCF and our community partner Hawaii Filmmakers Collective at their space in Kaimuki. It will be a day of informative discussions with producers, writers, actors and directors who are changing the way films by and about women are being developed, produced and distributed.

Click here for more details and to reserve your spot.

FRI // AUG 17 // 615 PM // LUCE PAVILION // HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART

HRFF29 CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION

A nice way to wind up the 29th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival. HoMA’s cash bar will ease you into a bit of socializing with friends old and new. Then catch the screening of our Closing Night film FREAK SHOW, “a lively coming-of-age drama and a glorious and defiantly optimistic ode to all things Gaga, Mercury and Wilde.”

Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

SAT // AUG 18 // 6 PM

RED CARPET EVENT

Bank of Hawaii presents the 29th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival Red Carpet Event, an all-evening affair with a hosted bar by Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand, and tasty bites from Honolulu’s most popular eateries including Agu RamenBasalt, Beniya, Brilliant Ox, Fresh Box, Herringbone, Scratch and more. Come out for a great evening of entertainment, music and mingling with festival delegates, actors, filmmakers and film lovers.

Included in the All-Access Festival Pass or purchase your Red Carpet Event ticket here.