Wanted to take a poll out there to see how many of you are going to check out the Hawaii International Film Festival this year. Several of my co-workers are hard core HIFF fans who use their personal vacation days to do three-a-days of these movies. Are they nuts or do you do the same? I have honestly never been, but would one day like to go.

Tickets for this year’s HIFF just went on sale last Friday. The event will take place from October 9th-19th at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18. For those who will be attending, are considering attending, or just like to read 😛 , here are the details from their press release:

HONOLULU – General admission tickets are set to go on sale Friday, September 26th for the 28th annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF). This year’s lineup of 150 films come from over 36 countries, including Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States.

HIFF’s 2008 program is being held at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Cinemas from October 9 – 19. Opening the festival this year and having its international premiere is one of the most anticipated Korean films of the year, THE DIVINE WEAPON. Released in early September in Korea, it easily garnered the #1 box office spot. Among others being showcased is the Korean-style Western and #1 box office hit from Korea THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD, whose lead actor, Jung Woo-Sung, will receive an Achievement in Acting Award from HIFF, and the acclaimed docu-drama RAIN OF THE CHILDREN from New Zealand director Vincent Ward.

General admission tickets are available for $10 or $9 for students, seniors, children and military. Tickets may be purchased in person at HIFF’s box office at Dole, by phone at Honolulu Box Office at 550-8457 (TIKS), by fax at 536-2707, or online at www.hiff.org. Special discount tickets are available for HIFF members and sponsors. Download high resolution images of the films, view the Program Book online, or check out the full movie schedule here.

Talk to me!
* Do you go to HIFF religiously? What’s the draw for you?
* Have you gone to HIFF just once? Why haven’t you returned?
* Have you ever been to HIFF? Why or why not?
* Are ya gonna check it out this year?
* Which movies are you planning to watch?

Happy October 1st tomorrow gang!


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