The Honolulu Film Awards

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Aloha and welcome to the Honolulu Film Awards!

Our annual Call for Entries is currently open. Click here to submit your film or screenplay.

The Honolulu Film Awards is a crossroads of the world, bridging the gap between East and West, in the spirit of independent cinema and the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. The Honolulu Film Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in filmmaking from around the world. It is our mission to recognize and celebrate the finest independent cinema the world has to offer while helping to advance the careers of promising filmmakers by providing a platform through which their talents can be recognized.

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Known as "The Gathering Isle", Oahu is a very special place, surrounded by the sparkling Pacific and spectacular scenery, and full of aloha spirit and splendor. The Honolulu Film Awards is honored to call this incredible island the inspiration from which we merge the magic of film with the magic of the islands.

Each year we honor the best from around the world in several competition categories including Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films, Foreign Films, Hawaiin Films, Action Sports Films, Music Videos, Experimental Films, Television Pilots, Environmental Films, and more.

Awards are presented to deserving filmmakers and screenwriters in four main competition tiers along with top prizes for Best of Category distinctions and Special Jury Awards. Awards will also be announced publicly and to the press at this time.

The Honolulu Film Awards is an awards competition designed to provide worthy films and filmmakers with recognition for their filmmaking and screenwriting achievements. We have transitioned from a traditional film festival held each year in Waikiki, to an annual online awards competition. Once the Judges have concluded the judging process, winners are announced publicly on our official website and through various promotional channels targeting the film and entertainment industry.

Mahalo Nui Loa and best of luck in the competition!

Award Winners
Awards Ceremony