FilmFreude Honolulu is an exciting German Film Festival making its debut in Honolulu in 2024.

Our mission is to celebrate and honor new and emerging talents while fostering a dynamic cultural exchange through the captivating medium of German cinema.

Embark on a cinematic journey and experience the magic of films capturing German culture on the big screen. From visionary directors to rising stars, FilmFreude Honolulu invites you to discover the latest achievements in German cinema.

Immerse yourself in German culture as we showcase a diverse selection of outstanding works. Beyond the screenings, the festival offers engaging discussions, providing opportunities to connect with filmmakers and experts.

Join us as FilmFreude Honolulu captures hearts and minds with compelling stories and visual masterpieces. We extend a warm invitation to partake in this unique festival, celebrating the beauty of German culture through the power of cinema.

Best Feature
Best Documentary
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Rising Star Award


(FFHGFF) accepts films of any length and genre about German cinema.
Submission Categories · Narrative Feature · Documentary Feature · Narrative Short · Documentary Short · Animated Short · Experimental Short ·

Our annual festival will showcase feature films, documentaries and short films that represent the state-of-the-art in German film making. We are also delighted to include films from Austria and Switzerland to give our audience the chance to experience the diversity, history and progress of German-speaking countries in Europe. All films are shown in German with English subtitles to allow a broad audience access to these German-language movies.

Narrative Feature films are 40 minutes and over. Documentary Feature films are 40 minutes and over. Shorts are films under 40 minutes. Episodic inclusdes Web series, webisodes, and ongoing storylines where multiple episodes will be shown.

Preview submissions must be submitted via secure online screener (e.g. with password), or through a secure online link via FilmFreeway.

Please submit a rough cut or work-in-progress only if it has special relevance to our festival; e.g., you are a local filmmaker.

FilmFreeway submissions will be marked "In Consideration" once payment, entry forms, and an online link of the film have been received. Entrants will be notified of festival selections by January 15th, 2024.