Donʻt miss a moment of this yearʻs Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival. Get Your HRFF33 Tickets & All-Access Passes Now!
The Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival empowers our diverse LGBTQ-māhū-aikāne communities through the power of storytelling, and 2022 marks our 33rd year of programming!
The 2022 Festival will include 6 feature film in-person screenings and 25 online viewings of some of the best recent queer film from Hawaiʻi and around the world. Wildhood, the award-winning film about a Two-Spirit Mi’kmaq teenagerʻs journey to belonging will open #HRFF33 on Thursday, October 13 at Consolidated Theatres Ward.
After the screening, join the community at a special HRFF33 Opening Night After Party at Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand.
Fun In Shorts, the HRRF33 series of short films embracing various genres including comedy, musicals, dramas, and thrillers, will stream on-line during the week of October 14, and will include Cosmic Laundry, Flames, All I Ever Wanted, Thatʻs Family, Sax, and other remarkable recent queer short films.
Closing weekend of HRFF33, October 21-23, will include in-person screenings at the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
On Friday, October 21 at 2pm watch Aidan Dick and Izzi Rojasʻ When Men Were Men about a young actor struggling with gender identity, and at 7pm Sweetheart, Marley Morrisonʻs tale of teenager AJ who becomes captivated by by a lifeguard at holiday park.
Saturday, October 22 at 2pm catch Peter McDowellʻs documentary Jimmy In Saigon about the mysterious death of his eldest brother, and at 7pm: Potato Dreams of America, Wes Hurleyʻs autobiographical dark comedy about a gay boy from the Soviet Union and his escape to America.
Sunday, October 23 at 2pm donʻt miss Before I Change My Mind, Treavor Andersonʻs story about a nonbinary youth in 1987 and their complicated bond with the school bully.
Please note that the closing night party at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum has been POSTPONED to a later date. For more information, contact Info@HGLCF.org.
One of the longest-running and most respected queer film festivals in the country, the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival (HRFF) is celebrating its 33rd anniversary in 2022. Especially well known as a bridge between Hawaiʻi and the Pacific, Asia, and the USA, HRFF is an IMDB-qualified festival and member of the Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance.
The Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival (HRFF) is a project of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation (HGLCF). For more information about HRFF33, contact HGLCF Board President Dean Hamer.