Press Event – Meet The Filmmakers

The Hawaii International Film Festival Press Event – Meet the Filmmakers By Courtney Curran On Sunday, October 17 at the Sheraton Waikiki, the Rum Fire Lounge hosted the Hawaii International Film Festival’s “Meet the Filmmakers” press event. When I first arrived, I was unsure of what to expect.  I followed a very confident, older man (who … [Read…]

Everyone remembers their first love!!!

On Sunday October 24th, I had the opportunity to watch First Love. The title alone conjures up images of hand drawn hearts, long walks in the park, and first kisses. This documentary does not disappoint. In this film, however the object of desire is not another person but a desire to make it to the … [Read…]

Video Blog on the HIFF Experience

The HIFF project was been an amazing experience. Who knew that so the span of the festival could be so wide? This is my last article, which actually is a video blog… Here’s a little video I posted with some comments on ‘Under a Jarvis Moon’, a SURPRISING short movie and on the festival in … [Read…]

‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’

Last Thursday I was once again reminded on how broad the impact of HIFF is and how relevant many of its showings are. ‘Chasing Rainbows’ is a movie that seeks the ‘real truth’ in the debate around same-sex marriages and is exceedingly applicable to last week’s news; it premiered on the HIFF Festival only ONE … [Read…]


Before starting to tell you about the movie, I have to say that this was by far the GREATEST of them all. This documentary- this story, was absolutely mind-blowing. We got to know the story of the American colonization of several Polynesian islands, the Guanos. The project started during the 1930s, around when the New … [Read…]


Thursday was the day for watching the documentary “Chasing Rainbows,’” about the homosexuals and their right to get married in church. The documentary contained the discussion between the church and the opposing part, the homosexuals. There are several hostile attitudes towards this specific and much debated subject. The documentary isn’t all about the debate with … [Read…]