HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) has finalized its film schedule for the 15th annual Spring Showcase from April 13-19. This year HIFF is showcasing 34 films at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theatres & IMAX over the course of seven days. Along with the films, HIFF is presenting a live concert entitled "Sound X Vision: Music from The Descendants" sponsored by DBEDT-Creative Industries and The Recording Academy. Countries represented in this year's spring film program are China, France, United States, Taiwan, Japan, India, South Korea, Canada, New Zealand, Denmark, U.K., and Norway. These worldwide films include 24 Hawaii premieres, 8 U.S. premieres, and one return engagement. Arguably the most popular film at last year's Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani, THE DESCENDANTS has been riding a wave of success unlike any other based in Hawaii film. The Festival is offering a free screening of the film on Saturday, April 14 at 12:00 p.m., and is pleased to welcome Music Supervisor Dondi Bastone as well as soundtrack musicians Jeff Peterson and Cyril Pahinui for a Q&A directly after the film at Regal Dole Cannery Theatres & IMAX. Guests will also be able to enjoy musicians featured in the film playing later that day in a live concert at The Venue. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the live concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance on the website and $30 at the door.
Film tickets go on sale to HIFF Ohana members on Monday, April 2 and to the general public on Wednesday, April 4. General tickets for the public are available for $12, $10 for seniors, students and military. HIFF Ohana members can purchase tickets for $8. The tickets can be purchased at the HIFF box office located at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theatres & IMAX at 735 Iwilei Road or by phone at (808)447-0577. For more information please visit the website!