HIFF Fall 2014 – It’s A Wrap!

  HIFF 2014 was amazing! This was actually only my second time and it just keeps getting better and better. I felt like there was more international and local films this time around. It was a good variety of documentaries, short stories, and movies. I think that local films were also more promoted and highlighted throughout the whole event.   The first film that I saw during the festival was A Teacher’s Diary, which premiered during opening night. It was

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Wild

“Wild” stars Reese Witherspoon in a surprisingly dark role for the “Legally Blonde” actress. Based on a memoir of the same name by Cheryl Strayed, this film tackles everything from drugs, divorce, sex, death, and loneliness. The film depicts the main character’s 1,000 mile trek over the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Like “Into the Wild,” “Wild” uses the beautiful backdrop of nature in order to showcase the struggles humans must overcome. With her giant backpack, Witherspoon takes her character on a

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We Are The Giant

“We Are the Giant” is a powerful documentary about the uprisings in the Middle East as part of the Arab Spring. This film is equal parts horrifying, uplifting, shocking, and inspiring. With it’s use of candid interviews and cell phone footage, “We Are the Giant” succeeds in telling the stories of ordinary people who somehow found themselves at the head of revolutions. These people seem so ordinary. Although they live in Libya, Syria, and Bahrain, they seem like friends, brothers,

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Hiff wrap up question and awnser!

This years HIFF was a wonderful experience for me and being able to experience like did through the HPU at HIFF collaboration was the icing on the cake. So below you will find my wrap up of the experience with questions provide by the HPU at HIFF collaboration. How many and what films did you see? I saw a total of six films events, Pa Boys, Dark Waves, Big Hero 6, In Order of Disappearance, Kingdom of Dreams and Madness,

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Wrap Analysis

My Overall Experience with HIFF has been amazing. I’ve had an amazing time getting to speak with celebrities, producers, and directors. My professor, Pete Britos recommended that it would be a good idea to do it and I’m glad he did. Through HIFF I have found great enjoyment in making videos and I’ve made a great friend from the whole experience. I was able to attend the press release and a couple extra workshops. We were able to get a

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Bernie Su Interview

I had the pleasure of meeting Burnie Su at one of the HIFF presentations. He a really interesting guy and I enjoyed picking his brain. He’s the first person that has been able you create a really successful YouTube series and managed to even market clothing lines and other companies within the show to make money. He gave great advice, especially for a couple of media students. The main statement that I took from him was when he said, “We

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