This year, the annual Student Showcase at HIFF premiered eleven short films directed, filmed, and produced by young students. Some were mediocre, some were lacking, and some were amazing standouts. Overall, it was really cool to see what these kids came up with and how they translated their ideas onto the big screen.
The films featured:
Cadence – Nicholas Bresnan
Lifeline – Talissa Wright
The Coralax – Kaya Goosby, Kawelo Higahshino, Troy Lau, and Taylor Redman
The Flower Girl – Jasmine Berndt
Eating Disorders – Danielle Woo
Hiki-No: T-Shirt Theatre – Antoine Vuong
The Heart of Chinatown – Lani Felicitas, Renee Kuwamoto, Preetha Pant, and Madison Philpot
Macbeth’s Dagger – Joseph Chang
Maui’s Axis Deer: Exploring Solutions to a Growing Problem – Bernardo Buenrostro, Jacob Harris, and Anthony Romero
The Little Things – Caitlin Alvior, Anya Carroll, Andromeda King, and Kaua Zabala-Moore
The Sled Challenge of Pele and Kahawali – Nader Shehata
Here is the Q&A Session following the screenings. I apologize for the shakiness.