HPU@HIFF Awardees Announced
The HPU Media and Cinematic Arts (MCA) program announced Awardees for the 2012 HPU@HIFF Collaboration with the Hawai’i International Film Festival (HIFF).
Some 100 Hawai’i Pacific University (HPU) students from across the campus in a variety of majors from Journalism to Marine Sciences participated in blogging, tweeting, reporting, designing and videotaping their take on a full slate of over 200 movies, press conferences, industry workshops and social galas at the 32nd annual HIFF, and it’s all streamed online at http://hpu.hiff.org. 50 university participants had full International Press Pass access to the festival as part of course work in media literacy, writing, producing, reporting, designing and real-time streaming.
HPU Department of Communication faculty and HIFF organizers recognized the best reports, reviews, videos, design projects, and other contributions to this innovative, real-time collaboration.
HIFF Executive Director Chuck Boller helped choose the winner of the HIFF Best in Show Award, which went to Daniel Thu, a Strategic Communication student, for an enterprising teller and ticketing design collaboration proposal between Bank of Hawai’i and HIFF. Here is his DESIGN.
Mr. Boller observed that “The collaboration between HPU and HIFF is an exciting and important one. I am extremely impressed by the competence of the students. They are go getters who professionally pursue interviews and watch films like seasoned critics, while still bringing in their own individual values and experiences. Usually, if they do not identify themselves to me as HPU students, I assume they are film industry or mainstream press. They are that good! They ask the most impressive questions at the HIFF press conferences and display wisdom beyond their years. I look forward to this program growing even more in the future!”
Other awardees include, Charles Yago for his insightful Kupuna Lens interview, Christian Valenzuela for Best Film Review on audience expectations and Japanese Anime, Agnes Ostengen for the inaugural HPU@HIFF Spirit Award, given to the HPU reporter who best exemplifies the spirit of creativity and exploration that HIFF seeks to foster; and Daniel Thu who also won awards for Best Art & Design for the Bank of Hawai’i-HIFF Teller collaboration, and the Voter’s Choice Award for the body of his work.
Awardees were selected by HPU Faculty and HIFF Staff, except for the Voter’s Choice Award, which was determined by online voting. Congratulations to all the HPU Reporters, Videographers and Designers!
- HIFF Best in Show Daniel Thu, Bank of Hawai’i-HIFF Teller Collaboration
- HPU@HIFF Spirit Award Agnes Ostengen, for the tenor of HER WORK
- Best Vid Report Charles Yago, Kupuna Lens interview
- Best Art & Design Daniel Thu, Bank of Hawai’i-HIFF Teller Collaboration
- Best Film Review Christian Valenzuela, HIFF, Family, Anime
- Voter’s Choice Award Daniel Thu, for the BODY OF HIS WORK
Here are a few numbers from the 32nd Annual HIFF:
Total Films: 219
Total Screening: 243
Total Unique Programs: 139
Total Countries Represented: 41
Total Attendance: 79,068
Total HIFF Education Programs: 27
Total Media Impressions: 751,640,000
Total HPU Students: More than 100, because everyone brought friends and family….
7 North American
24 United States
2 West Coast