This year was This year was my first time ever attending the Hawaii International Film Festival and first time ever attending an actual film festival even though I myself have submitted my own films to several over the past year. I was really please with the diverse lineup of films from the Pacific Island showcase to the Asian showcases as well as the Indigenous perspective. I was a bit disappointed with titles such as St Louis Superman and the Battle for Standing Rock disappeared from the lineup without explanation but was still impressed with other titles such as Blood Quantum, Weathering with you, The made in Hawaii shorts as well as Parasite. I really like how viewers were able to take part in voting for films by dropping off ballots post film. It was fun thank you for allowing Hawaii Pacific University to take part and I look forward to the following year.