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April 15 submission deadline: Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

April 14

The Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival is officially open for submissions now via Film Freeway and looking forward to viewing your creations for #HRFF2021. (

April 15, 2021 Regular Deadline
June 15, 2021 Late Deadline
July 1, 2021 Notification Date
July 30 – August 15, 2021 Event Date

In light of the global pandemic, #HRFF2021 will again be primarily virtual this year, with free screenings held on the HRFF website. The films will be prominently listed on our website and social media, but will be screened via hyperlink on your own YouTube or Vimeo site.

HRFF is one of the longest-running and most respected queer film festivals in the country, celebrating its 32nd anniversary in 2021. It is especially well known as a bridge from Hawaii, the Pacific Islands and Asia to mainland US. HRFF is an IMDB-qualified festival and member of the Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance.

The festival uses the power of film to raise awareness, engage, energize, and instill a sense of pride and respect in Hawaiiʻs thriving lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and mahu community. The festival is presented annually by the Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Cultural Foundation, a self-supporting non-profit 501(c)3, in honor of Hawaii LGBT pioneer Adam Baran.