Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival 2017

August 10—19 • Full lineup below

The Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation (HGLCF) is honored to present the 28th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival (HRFF28)—one of the longest-running LGBT film festivals in the country! HRFF28 will showcase 20 screenings—17 feature films and 3 short film showcases—highlighting films from the Americas, Asia, Middle East, Oceania, and Western Europe. 

Presented by Bank of Hawaii 

Platinum Sponsors:
Aqua-Aston Hospitality
Hawaiian Airlines 
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Honolulu Museum of Art
Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand

All-access festival pass: $150 available for purchase here—it’s the only way to guarantee a seat at all the films, receptions, and most importantly, our signature Red Carpet Event on Saturday, August 19. 

Film tickets: $12 general admission. 

Opening night • Thursday, August 10 at 6pm: The 28th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival kicks off with an opening-night reception in the Luce Pavilion—pūpū provided by Chiko’s Tavern, drinks available for purchase—followed by the Hawai'i premiere of Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall at 7:45pm. Star Todrick Hall will be in attendance all night!

General admission: $20

Centerpiece film • Thursday, August 17 at 7pm: Hawai'i premiere of the searing documentary Whose Streets? followed by a discussion with civil rights activist and LGBTQ leader Brittany Ferrell, who is prominently featured in the film. The premiere and discussion are scheduled to coincide just one week after the 3rd anniversary of the killing of Mike Brown by police.

General admission: $15

Closing night • Friday, August 18 at 7:45pm: A special presentation of the highly-acclaimed ABC miniseries When We Rise followed by a discussion with the show’s creator, Academy Award® winner Dustin Lance Black.

General admission: $15

Red Carpet Event • Saturday, August 19 at 6pm:
A glamorous affair with hosted bar by Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand, and pūpū from RumFire Waikiki, 12th Ave Grill, Bills Sydney, Baker & Butcher, Chef Chai, freshBOX, PF Chang Waikiki, and Roy’s Waikiki.