Student Showcase – Future Filmmakers From Hawaii!

The student showcase was a free event that screened on Saturday, November 21 at 10:00am at the Dole Cannery theater. I decided to go because I wanted to see the work that students from around the island were creating. Being a student myself, I feel like I could relate to these films since they were made by youth around my age. Also, […]

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The Legend – A Legendary Film

“London in the 1960s, everyone had a story about the Krays. They were twins. Reggie was a gangster prince of East End. Ronnie Kray was a one-man mob, and he was certified insane.” With an opening like this, I knew The Legend was going to be an unforgettable film. The movie told the story of the rise and fall of […]

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Inside Information: Director & Producer

It was a great experience to see the newly released film Yosemite. As the showing came to a close on Wednesday afternoon I was left sitting comfortably in my theatre seat, however wanting more. I got so wrapped up in the movie that I was a bit disappointed it was over already! As the audience applauded the theater screen I […]

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The Boy and the Beast invites viewers into a supernatural world

“The Boy and the Beast”, by director Mamoru Hosada’s made it’s United States debut on November 21 at the Hawaii International Film Festival. The theaters were teeming with viewers for both of the HIFF showings as hundreds flocked to watch the anime adventure film. The film tells the story of a ill-tempered runaway boy named Ren from Tokyo Japan, who finds […]

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Tyke: Elephant Outlaw

This film has a simple yet beautiful story. This film touches your emotion in all angles. This is a documentary about an abused circus elephant named Tyke. This documentary isn’t about animal rights but it’s about human relationships with animals. They used Tyke because of her being a good protagonist. If your not someone who cries while watching emotionally driven […]

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It’s a Wrap! A summary of My HIFF Moments

The 35th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival is over, and I have had a great time. I’m glad I got the opportunity to participate in the festival, which was presented by Halekulani and ran from November 12th to November 22th. I attended the screenings of three films, 45 years, Throuple and Pali Road. I also watched the short film Technical […]

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Gangsters, guns, and lifetime grudges – Tom Hardly brilliantly brings to life both Ron and Reggie Kray, twin gangsters in London set in the 1960’s in Legend, written and directed by Brian Helgeland, Right off the bat, the aesthetics of Legend, from the composition of the shots, to the intricacy of the sets, to the tonality of the colors–instantly won […]

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2015 Asia Pacific Entertainment Finance Forum

In honor of Hawaii International Film Festival’s 35th anniversary, this year HIFF teamed up with Winston Baker, the leading producer of film finance forum around the world, to create the very first Asian Pacific Entertainment Finance Forum. APEFF is HIFF’s very first comprehensive conference that includes panels, keynote speakers, and presentations that all discuss the financial strategy of the film […]

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My Trip To Yosemite

On Wednesday afternoon while sitting in my Multimedia class I decided that I needed, and deserved a break from school. I logged onto the Hawaii International Film Festival website and searched for movies playing on November 8th. The site was very easy to navigate to a list of movies playing on that day and after going through a short preview […]

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