(10.30.201) The Halekulani, Waikiki, HI.
In scenic surroundings at the fashionable Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki the pressconferanse kick off the annual Hawaii International Film festival for the 31st time.
Executive director, Robert Lambeth, opened the press conference by showing the HIFF introduction trailer. He proudly presented this years program with joy and claimed the audience have a lot to look forward to during the festival.
Numberous films will, throughout the next week show at the festival. Some even world premieres.
The opening night film The Vancouver Asahi tells the true story about the Asahi baseball team based in Vancouver, Canada. The director, Yûya Ishii, was at the press conference to talk about the film. When asked about how he likes Hawaii so far he replies, “I came today, and leave tomorrow”, and was met with laughs from the audience.
There is no doubt there is a lot to look forward to during the festival.