Carina Lara, HPU B.A. Communication


October 26, 2016




The HIFF Press Conference at the Halekulani launches HIFF 2016

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Executive Director of HIFF Robert Lambeth starts off the Press Conference on the right foot. The 6 foot tall Executive Director proudly presents this years incredible 2016 Hawaii International Film Festival which will introduce its newly fresh creative material from 41 countries. This years 177  diverse films ranging from Hawaii, to China, India, japan, Indonesia and others are sure to draw the world to Hawaii.

HIFF has certainly transformed since its humble beginnings, as a project of the East West Center in UH Manoa under HIFF’s founding Director Jeannette Paulson (1981).

Second to take the stage was the Chief Operating Officer of the Halekulani Peter Shaindlin who at the height of 6 foot 2 inches 1103161046aexcitingly presented the continuing partnership of the Halekulani and HIFF which has been extended through 2019! This moment definitely extended the height of the overall press conference by another “2” inches indeed.

The press conference concluded with an exciting bang as Anna Page; 5 foot “2” inches, and Anderson Le; 5 foot “10” inches both co-programmers of this years 2016 HIFF premiere took center stag. This dynamite team looked proud as they were introducing the fresh and newly created movie screenings that were upcoming to take place starting that very evening. It certainly took off, as the crowed applauded excitingly at the introduction of the newest category “Fantastic Asia”  which was introduced. The pair did it! with the combined height of 11 feet HIFFs hard working programmers made this years Hawaii International Film conference exactly what it was over the top.

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