1-52 of 52 films/events

RED CARPET EVENT
United States 2014 | 150 min.
RED CARPET EVENT |

HEAVY PUPUS + HOSTED BAR will be provided courtesy of many of your favorite bars, cafes and restaurants. Many actors and filmmakers will be in attendance for our festival's signature...

Thu, Jun 12 - 6:00PM  Luce Pavilion

THE 10 YEAR PLAN
United States 2014 | 93 min.
Men's Feature | Comedy, Gay, Romance

The newest film from JC Calciano, director of HRFF favorites E-CUPID and IS IT JUST ME.  Myles, a successful lawyer and hopeless romantic, wants nothing more than to find the man of his dreams....

Sat, Jun 14 - 8:15PM  Doris Duke Theatre

ACTORS + CASTING FORUM
United States 2014 | 90 min.
Actor's Workshop |

Hosted by the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival. Topics of discussion include being a working actor in Los Angeles, training, casting directors, career paths, and management. Saturday, June...

ALEC MAPA: BABY DADDY
United States 2014 | 78 min.
SIGNATURE EVENT FILM | Comedy, Documentary, Gay

Actor and comedian Alec Mapa (America’s Gaysian Sweetheart) shares hilarious and heartfelt stories about how his life has changed since he and his husband adopted a 5-year-old through the...

Thu, Jun 12 - 8:30PM  Doris Duke Theatre

Sat, Jun 14 - 6:00PM  The LGBT Center

ANITA'S LAST CHA-CHA
ANG HULING CHA-CHA NI ANITA
Philippines 2013 | 112 min.
FESTIVAL CENTERPIECE | Coming of Age, Drama, Lesbian

This refreshing and sweet coming-of-age story delights in the thrill of first love and pre- adolecsent passion. Twelve-year-old Anita falls in love with the stunning, and much older, Pilar who has...

Sat, Jun 14 - 6:00PM  Doris Duke Theatre

BACHELORETTE
JUNGGESELLIN
Germany 2012 | 14 min.
GIRLZ MINIZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Lesbian

At twenty-six, Stephanie is the sweet and shy "spinster" of her group of friends who, for a bachelorette party, head from their rural homes into the vibrant city center, finally giving...

Wed, Jun 11 - 5:00PM  The LGBT Center

BARRY'S BESPOKE BAKERY
Ireland 2012 | 9 min.
MENZ SHORTZ SHOWCASE | Comedy, Gay

Barry's Bespoke Bakery is a sumptuous never-never land of refined cakes owned by fastidious patissier Barry where everything has its place, except for his talented employee, Brian.  A love...

Sun, Jun 15 - 4:30PM  The LGBT Center

THE BEST FRIEND
O MELHOR AMIGO
Brazil 2013 | 17 min.
BOYZ BRIEFZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Gay

Besties Lucas and Felipe spend their first day of school vacation together wearing out jokes and hanging out.  Everything is cool as far as Felipe sees it, except that Lucas' heart is on...

Fri, Jun 13 - 6:30PM  The LGBT Center

BOY MEETS GIRL
United States 2014 | 100 min.
CLOSING NIGHT | Comedy, Drama, LGBT, Romance

A poignant, sexy, romantic coming-of-age comedy about three 20-year-olds living in Kentucky. Robby (played by Michael Welch of the Twilight series), and his best friend since childhood, Ricky, a...

Sun, Jun 15 - 8:15PM  Doris Duke Theatre

BROKEN
United States 2014 | 20 min.
Men's Short | Coming of Age, Gay

Jason is a typical teenage kid. When he’s not on his skateboard, he spends his time with his honors student girlfriend Amy, or best friend Billy, taking advantage of his empty house while his...

Wed, Jun 11 - 6:15PM  Doris Duke Theatre

THE CASE AGAINST 8
United States 2014 | 112 min.
OPENING NIGHT | Documentary, LGBT

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award, this HBO Documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at the high-profile trial that overturned California's ban on same-sex marriage....

Tue, Jun 10 - 7:00PM  Doris Duke Theatre

THE CIRCLE
DER KREIS
Switzerland 2014 | 102 min.
Men's Documentary | Docu-drama, Gay

Zurich 1958, bashful teacher Ernst Ostertag and German cabaret artist Röbi Rapp are brought together by the Swiss underground organization, Der Kreis (The Circle). As the two dissimilar men...

Sat, Jun 14 - 1:50PM  Doris Duke Theatre

CUPCAKES
Israel 2013 | 90 min.
LGBT Feature | Comedy, LGBT

A delightful musical comedy about love, life and loyalty. Hoping to shed the stress of their daily lives, six friends get together to watch Universong, an international singing contest. Unimpressed...

Sun, Jun 15 - 12:30PM  Doris Duke Theatre

DANIEL
Netherlands 2012 | 8 min.
BOYZ BRIEFZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Gay

Daniel is a visually poetic and tender coming of age reverie about a teenage boy who finds the delicate "fallen bird" of first love on a summer day. The boy meets a girl but finds himself...

Fri, Jun 13 - 6:30PM  The LGBT Center

THE DOG
United States 2013 | 100 min.
LGBT Documentary | Documentary, LGBT

A documentary portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover's sex-reassignment surgery was the real-life inspiration for the 1975...

Wed, Jun 11 - 12:00PM  Doris Duke Theatre

DRAFT DAY
Thailand 2013 | 9 min.
GIRLZ MINIZ SHOWCASE | Documentary, Transgender

In Thailand, all males turning twenty-one must participate in the military draft lottery. Drawing a black card grants exemption. Drawing a red card results in two year military...

Wed, Jun 11 - 5:00PM  The LGBT Center

ELECTRIC INDIGO
France 2013 | 24 min.
GIRLZ MINIZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Lesbian

Adult lesbian Indigo recalls her life from her birth until the tragedy that led to her emancipation. She grew up in a family of two heterosexual fathers, Ruben, the Spaniard, and Tony, the American,...

Wed, Jun 11 - 5:00PM  The LGBT Center

FINDING FRANKLIN
United States 2012 | 15 min.
MENZ SHORTZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Gay

Upon returning home for the funeral of her grandfather, Violet finds that she has inherited more than just mementos but also a mystery - a man named Franklin.  A gentle and emotionally raw love...

Sun, Jun 15 - 4:30PM  The LGBT Center

FLOATING SKYSCRAPERS
Poland 2013 | 93 min.
Men's Feature | Drama, Gay

One of the first LGBT films to come out of Poland, FLOATING SKYSCRAPERS is a provocative and artful sophomore film by up-and-coming director Tomasz Wasilewski. Kuba, a competitive swimmer, splits...

Wed, Jun 11 - 4:15PM  Doris Duke Theatre

FOR DORIAN
Canada 2012 | 16 min.
BOYZ BRIEFZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Gay

For Dorian masterfully wrestles with a subject rarely depicted on the queer screen - homosexuality and down syndrome - and challenges society's tendency to asexualize people with visible...

Fri, Jun 13 - 6:30PM  The LGBT Center

THE FOXY MERKINS
United States 2013 | 90 min.
COMEDY SPOTLIGHT | Comedy, Lesbian, Romance

Fresh from Sundance, get ready to laugh your face off with the latest comedic film from HRFF alum Madeleine Olnek (CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS THE SAME). Two lesbian hookers wind their way...

Sat, Jun 14 - 12:00PM  Doris Duke Theatre

FREE FALL
FREIER FALL
Germany 2013 | 100 min.
Men's Feature | Drama, Gay

Two very-hot German police officers burn up every scene.  A promising career with the police force, a child on the way, everything in Marc’s life is going according to plan. Then he meets...

Sun, Jun 15 - 2:15PM  Doris Duke Theatre

GERONTOPHILIA
Canada 2013 | 82 min.
Men's Feature | Drama, Gay

The always provocative Bruce LaBruce is back! His latest feature and most main stream film centers on 18-year-old Lake who has a sweet activist girlfriend, but one day discovers he has an unusual...

Sat, Jun 14 - 4:00PM  Doris Duke Theatre

GINGERS
United Kingdom 2013 | 14 min.
Men's Short | Documentary, Erotic, Gay

ADVISORY: CONTAINS EXPLICIT SCENES Redheads. Carrot tops. Fire crotches. An intimate, sexy, and naughty love letter to gay ginger men everywhere! A collection of testimonials from those,...

Sat, Jun 14 - 4:00PM  Doris Duke Theatre

GORILLA
Australia 2012 | 12 min.
MENZ SHORTZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Gay

Newly in love couple Sean and Joel go on a weekend camping trip to foster and figure out their relationship. As the reality of their personal differences sets in, a...

Sun, Jun 15 - 4:30PM  The LGBT Center

GRIND
United States 2014 | 30 min.
Men's Short | Gay, Musical

A musical about dating and murder - think Sweeny Todd plus Grindr - that poses a penetrating question, "Do you really know who you're talking to?" Thane, played by male model Pasha...

Fri, Jun 13 - 7:30PM  Doris Duke Theatre

Sun, Jun 15 - 2:30PM  The LGBT Center

HANA HOU SCREENING
2014 | 90 min.

This repeat screening of a festival film will be announced closer to the start of the festival.

HETEROSEXUAL JILL
United States 2013 | 80 min.
Women's Feature | Comedy, Lesbian

A self-proclaimed 'ex-lesbian,' Jill hunts down her ex-girlfriend Jamie to prove to herself that she is no longer attracted to her. Strung along by guilt and desire, Jamie agrees to...

Fri, Jun 13 - 8:30PM  The LGBT Center

I ALWAYS SAID YES: THE MANY LIVES OF WAKEFIELD POOLE
United States 2013 | 93 min.
LGBT Documentary | Documentary, LGBT

In late 1971, Wakefield Poole, a respected Broadway dancer and choreographer, had the audacity to put his real name above the title of his first film, a low- budget, hardcore gay erotic feature...

Sat, Jun 14 - 8:00PM  The LGBT Center

THE INEVITABLE STORY OF LETICIA DENIZ
Brazil 2012 | 16 min.
GIRLZ MINIZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Transgender

A story following the coming-of-age of a beautiful transgender girl, from violence at the hands of a father who does not understand, through body transformation, and her initiation into the...

Wed, Jun 11 - 5:00PM  The LGBT Center

KUMU HINA
United States 2013 | 75 min.
DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT | Documentary, Transgender

Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kumu Hina's Hawai'i. During a momentous year...

Sun, Jun 15 - 6:30PM  Doris Duke Theatre

THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE
Australia 2013 | 10 min.
BOYZ BRIEFZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Gay

Written and performed by amazing seventeen year old Kim Ho, The Language of Love is a beautifully honest and moving love story zeroing in on Charlie - who in the middle of a French exam - struggles...

Fri, Jun 13 - 6:30PM  The LGBT Center

A LAST FAREWELL
ETT SISTA FARVAL
Sweden 2013 | 13 min.
MENZ SHORTZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Gay

HRFF veteran Casper Andreas (HRFF23 Going Down in La La Land) returns to his native Sweden with the at first cold and upsetting, but in the end touching and life affirming A Last Farewell about...

Sun, Jun 15 - 4:30PM  The LGBT Center

THE LAST MATCH
LA PARTIDA
Cuba 2013 | 94 min.
Men's Feature | Drama, Gay

Reiner and Yosvani are best friends and soccer mates. Reiner prostitutes himself to older male foreigners while the shy Yosvani is reluctantly engaged to a girl and lives with her bombastic loan...

Fri, Jun 13 - 3:30PM  Doris Duke Theatre

THE LAST TIME I SAW RICHARD
Australia 2013 | 23 min.
MENZ SHORTZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Gay

A prequel to the upcoming feature-length film Boys In The Trees, the dark and nightmarish The Last Time I Saw Richard is set in a teen mental health clinic and follows brash loner Jonah, who gets...

Sun, Jun 15 - 4:30PM  The LGBT Center

THE LITTLE HOUSE THAT COULD
United States 2013 | 90 min.
LGBT Documentary | Documentary, LGBT

CALLING ALL FASHIONISTAS! Legendary Costume Designer, Patricia Field (Sex and the City), has done a lot more than win Emmys.  She has spent several decades saving lives and giving hope to those...

Wed, Jun 11 - 8:30PM  The LGBT Center

OUT IN THE LINE-UP
Australia 2014 | 69 min.
LGBT Documentary | Documentary, LGBT

This groundbreaking documentary exposes the deep-seated culture of homophobia hidden within the sport of surfing. Follow surfers David Wakefield and Thomas Castets as they travel the globe surfing...

Fri, Jun 13 - 5:30PM  Doris Duke Theatre

THE PHALLOMETER
DAS PHALLOMETER
Germany 2013 | 7 min.
MENZ SHORTZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Gay

HRFF veteran Frank Christian Marx's (HRFF23 Men to Kiss) latest production is based on the Czech Republic which is the only EU member state to use "phallometric testing" for gay asylum...

Sun, Jun 15 - 4:30PM  The LGBT Center

REACHING FOR THE MOON
Brazil 2013 | 118 min.
Women's Feature | Drama, Lesbian, Romance

Based on the true love story of American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares.  Bishop travels to Brazil where she encounters the beguiling architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Initial...

Sun, Jun 15 - 4:15PM  Doris Duke Theatre

SILENT YOUTH
Germany 2012 | 73 min.
Men's Feature | Drama, Gay

Marlo, who claims to be visiting his girlfriend, wanders the streets of Berlin where he meets Kirill. A strange relationship develops between them; the more Kirill reveals about himself, the more...

Sun, Jun 15 - 2:30PM  The LGBT Center

SOCIAL BUTTERFLY
France 2013 | 15 min.
GIRLZ MINIZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Lesbian

In Lauren Wolkstein's dark and cynical tale of growing up, a thirty year old American woman crashes a teenage birthday celebration for someone named Chloe in the south of France.  Some of...

Wed, Jun 11 - 5:00PM  The LGBT Center

SPOONERS
United States 2013 | 14 min.
MENZ SHORTZ SHOWCASE | Comedy, Gay

The epic quest to buy a grown up bed can lead to some hilarious byways.  After convincing his husband Corey to retire their lumpy old futon, Nelson is forced to come out in a spectacular way...

Sun, Jun 15 - 4:30PM  The LGBT Center

STRAIGHT WITH YOU
Netherlands 2012 | 19 min.
BOYZ BRIEFZ SHOWCASE | Documentary, Gay

Straight With You is a sweet documentary short about remarkable eleven year old Melvin who has a secret: he is gay.  Although his family casually accepts his revelation, Melvin is afraid to...

Fri, Jun 13 - 6:30PM  The LGBT Center

TEENS LIKE PHIL
United States 2012 | 19 min.
BOYZ BRIEFZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Gay

Inspired by the real life tragedies involving the alarming increase of high school bullying and LGBT teen suicide, Teens Like Phil explores the complicated, painful, and disturbing circumstances...

Fri, Jun 13 - 6:30PM  The LGBT Center

TEST
United States 2013 | 90 min.
Men's Feature | Drama, Gay

Set in the San Francisco modern dance scene of 1985 during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. Frankie, the newest member of a contemporary dance company, confronts the challenges of being an...

Tue, Jun 10 - 5:00PM  Doris Duke Theatre

TITS
United Kingdom 2013 | 15 min.
BOYZ BRIEFZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Gay

Despite assurances that his gynecomastia afflicts two thirds of all boys during mid-to-late puberty due to a hormonal imbalance and will pass; 13 year old Sam is horrified to find he has grown a pair...

Fri, Jun 13 - 6:30PM  The LGBT Center

TOM AT THE FARM
TOM A LA FERME
Canada 2013 | 105 min.
Men's Feature | Gay, Thriller

Tom, a young advertising copywriter, travels to the country for a funeral. There, he’s shocked to find out no one knows who he is, nor who he was to the deceased, whose brother soon sets the...

Fri, Jun 13 - 7:30PM  Doris Duke Theatre

TRUTH OR DARE
United States 2014 | 7 min.
Men's Short | Comedy, Gay

Lizzy is dying to know what lurks beneath her hot boyfriend Cole's quiet, mysterious demeanor until the truth is revealed in a suggestive game of Truth or Dare.  Perhaps some deep waters are...

Fri, Jun 13 - 5:30PM  Doris Duke Theatre

WAITING IN THE WINGS: THE MUSICAL
United States 2014 | 107 min.
Men's Feature | Comedy, Gay, Musical

Two entertainers, destined for the big time, are mismatched in a casting office from two very different on-line contests. Tony, a stripper from New York, is cast in an Off-Broadway musical and needs...

Wed, Jun 11 - 2:00PM  Doris Duke Theatre

THE WAY HE LOOKS
Brazil 2014 | 95 min.
Men's Feature | Coming of Age, Drama, Gay

Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of...

Wed, Jun 11 - 6:15PM  Doris Duke Theatre

WHO'S AFRAID OF VAGINA WOLF?
United States 2013 | 83 min.
Women's Feature | Comedy, Lesbian, Romance

The day after her 40th birthday, Anna comes to the conclusion that it’s time for the madness to stop. She lives in her friend’s garage; her career as a filmmaker isn’t paying the...

Wed, Jun 11 - 8:15PM  Doris Duke Theatre

WINTER MORNING
VERTRARMORGUN
Faroe Islands 2013 | 19 min.
GIRLZ MINIZ SHOWCASE | Drama, Lesbian

Winter Morning is the story of Maria and Birita, two girls in their late teens who live in a dreary fishing village in the Faroe Islands (an isolated archipelago in the middle of the North...

Wed, Jun 11 - 5:00PM  The LGBT Center

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