For those of you who are unfamiliar with HIFF: HIFF is Hawaii’s International Film Festival. HIFF started in 1981 and has grown to be a huge, world-known film festivals for everyone in or those who are passionate about the industry, The first year, HIFF had 5000 people to see the films, which was a variety of seven films from six different countries. Today, HIFF attracts more than 70.000 film enthusiasts from around the world.
The films you can except to see at HIFF are discovering features, short films and documentaries. In preperation for the event, HIFF programmers watch and view over 1000 films and choose 150 of them to showcase, so this is a picky selection and you have to be one of the best to be showcased at the festival.
I went to see a film at HIFF this tuesday: The Dead Lands. The theatre was packed, so it became clear to me that HIFF was a huge thing, not just a small event for the few people interested. I would highly recommend giving HIFF a chance if you are interested in films, because you can certainly find some treasures in the program. Below you can see pictures of me and my friends at HIFF, and a video interview of my friend’s review of the film we saw: