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HIFF Outdoor Movie Screening

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until August 26, 2023

Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF)is proud to partner with Wai Kai to present two screenings at the new lifestyle event lawn on Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26.

These films are complementary and open to the public, as part of the annual I Heart HIFF month. 

On Friday, August 25 HIFF screens WATERMAN preceded by local short documentary NA KAMA KAI: CHILDREN OF THE OCEAN, a perfect date night event for ocean lovers of all ages.

On Saturday, August 26, bring the whole ‘ohana for family friendly animated favorites LUCA preceded by local short film MANŌ.

Both screenings will feature pre-show entertainment from 6-7 p.m.: Friday night – KC Mckeague-Salgado; Saturday night – Annette Oasay. Food and beverage is available at the on-site restaurants Kitchen Door the The LookOut, come early for Pau Hana specials from 4-7 p.m.  Dine-in or order takeout to bring out the lawn. Adult Beverages will be available for purchase from Kitchen Door, and allowed to enjoyed on the lawn for guests 21+

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy these films on the lawn in this new, in-demand venue in Ewa Beach.


4 p.m: Pau Hana Specials at on-site restaurants (ends at 7 p.m.)
5 p.m.: Lawn Seating Opens
6 p.m.: Pre-show Entertainment: KC Mckeague-Salgado (Friday); Annette Oasay (Saturday)
7 p.m.: Screening begins


Register to Win!
For those planning on coming to the event, register to be entered to win a raffle giveaway.  One lucky winner each night will be randomly selected to win: Play Your Way experience for four on the Wai Kai Lagoon, $150 Gift Card to the Kitchen Door and a HIFF Selects+ membership good for a year of discounts, events, and exclusive monthly screenings (valued at $200).

*Must be present to win.

Register Now!

Event Information:

– Parental guidance suggested
– Films are subject to change
– Complimentary Parking
– Bring your own blankets, low seating lawn chairs
– No coolers or alcohol allowed

– Food and beverage available for purchase from on-site restaurants Kitchen Door and  The LookOut
– Adult Beverages will be available for purchase from Kitchen Door, and allowed to enjoyed on the lawn for guests 21+
– Personal water bottles are encouraged and can be refilled on property at various water stations


Friday, August 25th

Director: Ju Martins
USA, 2021, 36 min
Nā Kama Kai (Children of the Ocean) is a short documentary about a non-profit’s mission to empower youth through ocean-based education, with the goal of cultivating environmental stewardship and building future community leaders. While traveling to Brazil for their first international clinic, participants quickly realize the many ways the ocean connects us rather than divides us.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/686072685

Director: Isaac Halasima
USA, 2021, 94 min
Five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku shattered records and brought surfing to the world while overcoming a lifetime of personal challenges. Waterman explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and the undisputed father of modern-day surfing, following the sport’s first-time inclusion in the 2020 (2021) Tokyo Games – a fitting tribute to his work promoting the sport around the globe.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/ATvGotz3BL8


Saturday, August 26th:

Director: Brittney Biggs
USA, 2022, 10 min
Manō illustrates the human impact on sharks and coral reefs, as seen through the eyes of a Tiger Shark in Hawaiian waters over hundreds of millions of years.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/670367521

Director: Enrico Casarosa
USA, 2021, 100 min
Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated feature is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYfJxlgR2jw


For more information visit: https://hiff.org/wai-kai/


August 26
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Wai Kai
91-1621 Keoneula Blvd
Ewa Beach, HI 96706 United States
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