HIFF stands for the Hawaii International Film Festival and it lives up to its name. They include films from all over the world which portray many different cultures. Hawaii is known for being a diverse place, which makes it the perfect place to hold such a film festival such as HIFF. Watching a movie from a different culture allows people to learn more about that culture and maybe learn something new. In my opinion, I think HIFF’s popularity has sky rocketed over the years because of this. I felt like it was as much of a learning experience as well as entertainment. Getting to meet the film makers and actors of the films just adds that extra touch, which I think, makes HIFF one of the best film festivals in Hawaii and maybe even the nation.