Tag: Hawaii

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 […]

#MyHIFFMoment: Pali Road

The American/Chinese film Pali Road is nominated “Best Narrative Feature” at HIFF this year, and it had its world premiere at the film festival this week. What I did not know was that the main actors actually were present, and that they were doing a Q&A session afterwards. I’ll admit this […]

HIFF 2015 Opening Ceremony

With excitement in the air, the official 35th Hawaii International Film Festival came into commencement on Thursday, November 12th. Once again, the Hawaii International Film Festival was presented by the Halekulani Hotel. The Opening Ceremony was marked by a commencement speech given by HIFF executive director Robert Lambeth on the […]

TRANSFATTY LIVES — Transcending Illness Through Filmmaking

By Silje Solland (Ebert Young Writers Participant) An internet phenomenon, an artist, an unconventional young adult. This was Patrick Sean O’Brien. He made interesting videos and had fans all over the United States praising him for his various projects ranging from hilarious sketches to mixing music. TRANSFATTY LIVES perfectly shows how a […]

Love and the Gun: “Slow West”

In the late 19th and early 20th century, America still consisted of vast stretches of wilderness, waiting to be settled by crusading European settlers or battled upon by warring native tribes. Families protected each other in these areas of practical lawlessness in order to ensure their family name’s survival in […]

All good things must come to an end; HIFF wrap up

The Fall 2014 Hawaii International Film Festival was successful to say the least. During the festival I attended the opening press conference and three Films; Stations of the Cross, Kabukicho Love Hotel, and Mary Kom. There were more films that I wanted to see like Beyond the Surface, Imitation Game, and others, but those films […]

HIFF: Pixar’s Lava

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A full house was on hand Friday night at the IBM Building courtyard in Kaka’ako for the Hawai’i International Film Festival premiere of Pixar’s latest animated short Lava, produced by Andrea Warren and directed by James Murphy Ford. Lava is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years as […]

Respect the Gloves: A Review of Mary Kom

This Saturday after seeing Kabukicho Love Hotel, I stuck around and was wowed by Mary Kom. The way the film was shot, the acting skills the characters displayed, and the overall story had me so enthralled into the plot, that I felt I was transported to India and was watching this […]

Dangerous work: A review of Kabukicho Love Hotel

This Saturday, I saw a double feature of Kabukicho Love Hotel and Mary Kom. I started off with Kabukicho Love Hotel, and it was not what I was expecting, to say the least. Kabukicho Love Hotel is about a hotel in Japan that is primarily used for sex. They deal with pornography, prostitution, […]