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 Hawaiʻi LGBT pioneer Adam Baran.
Board of Directors and Festival Staff
Dean Hamer is an award-winning author, filmmaker, and curator with a strong belief in the power of storytelling to change hearts and minds. He has been working with the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival for six years and is now President of the HGLCF board.
Brandin Shim is a communications and marketing professional with over a decade of experience in both the public and private sector. He has volunteered with the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival since 2016 and has served as Vice President of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation for the past two years.
Andrea’s professional background in television, film and video with a concentration on independent film spans over two decades. Her producing credits include: Dalila Ali Rajah’s “Secret & Toys” with Quentin Lee directing, “Grown This Way” and “Cock N’ Bull2” directed by Nathan Adloff and “Cinema Conversations with Stephen P. Jarchow”, a docu series for Here Television.
HGLCF Treasurer Hoku Yuen is a paralegal specializing in criminal and employment law. She loves independent films and she’s a strong supporter of the LGBTQ+ community.
Festival Events Coordinator
Gerald Cruz is in retail operation management focusing on capital projects, business development strategies and community involvement. He served on the board of the Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Cultural Foundation for a decade and has been working with the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival since 2011.
Deputy Festival Events Coordinator
JOELLE S.T. ARAI
Bio coming soon.
Bio coming soon.
SUNSHINE KUHIA SMITH
HGLCF Advisory Board
JACK LAW – Founder
LAWRENCE VAN HOEY