Meeting the Filmmakers: Bjoern Richie Lob

KEEP SURFING is the new surf movie by Bjoern Richie Lob. I had the pleasure to meet him at the “Meet the Filmmakers” event at the RumFire in Waikiki. The movie is mainly about river surfing in Munich, Germany, but also features shots from around the world like Tahiti, Canada, and France. I was able … [Read…]

HIFF is more than “a great location” – the short story

In addition to my article about meeting the filmmakers and the jury at the HIFF event at Sheraton tonight, I would like to show all you guys the amazing location of this event!! Who wouldn’t get inspired when facing the ocean, music and a blue sky? The atmosphere created by HIFF was wonderful. But when … [Read…]

One Voice by Lisette Flanary

One Voice by Lisette Flanary Lisette Flanary is the brain behind “One Voice” which was screened this weekend at the Regal Dole Cinema. I met her today at the HIFF event at Sheraton and we had a great talk about her films.  One Voice is about a once-a-year event happening on Hawaii where nearly 2000 high school … [Read…]

EuroCinema?

I bet you’re thinking to yourself, what’s Eurocinema besides the fact that it is somehow collaborating with Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF). You’re in luck, i’m going to tell you all about it. EuroCinema Hawai’i is dedicated to the enhancement of understanding and cultural exchange among the peoples of Europe and Hawai’i through the medium … [Read…]

Campbell High School Uses HIFF to Teach Students About Globalization

Today before watching Summer Pasture, I had the opportunity to talk with and interview Jamie Suehiro and Barbara Aly, both teachers from Campbell High School. They took a bunch of students to see the film in order to teach them about globalization and how other cultures live in different parts of the world. Since I am unable … [Read…]