30th Anniversary Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

August 8-18

HRFF30 Festival Director Brent Anbe sums up the festivities, saying, “In honor of our big 3-0 birthday we have our most colorful and fierce VIP delegates for you, Hawai‘i, like: VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars DJ “Shangela” Pierce and Gia Gunn; HRFF alumnae and FilipinoAmerican comedian Alec Mapa to emcee our Red Carpet Gala on Saturday, August 17 at ‘Alohilani Resort’s new Longboard Club; rising star actors including Hannah Pearl Utt, Jen Tullock, and Nick Neon; award winning filmmakers; and Hawai‘i’s elite local film creators and talent!”

This year’s festival also marks the world premiere of “Shangela is Shook.” Shangela is the only contestant to compete on three separate seasons of the Emmy-award winning reality series RuPaul’s Drag Race. Her new stand-up comedy show is compiled from several performances on her 2018 global tour.

“Our society has made great strides in accepting the LGBTQ community and its richly diverse culture into the mainstream, but it’s so important to continue to advance this message. That’s the mission of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, and why we host HRFF every year. We’re excited to hit a milestone year, and we are looking forward to sharing our aloha with the community,” added HGLCF President Walter Kinoshita.

Tickets and All-Access Festival Passes at: www.hglcf.org


  • Website: https://hglcf.org/
  • Venue: Doris Duke Theater
  • Address: 900 S. Beretania St, Honolulu, HI, 96814

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