Mayor Peter Carlisle gave the HIFF a check for $20 000 as a support for their great festival

Opening Press Conference VIDEO

The Hawaii International Film Festival kicked off at Thursday, October 11th, and promises a lot of great seminars as well as movies. The film selection is very vast, and offers movies from the entire globe. At the conference, which was held at the beautiful Rumfire at Sheridan Waikiki Hotel, several speakers shared information on different topics, such as some of […]

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Intercultural relationship blossomed through the season when Kevin lead the debut Super League team to a historical placing

The Iran Job – So much more than a movie about basketball

Went to the screening of seemingly straightforward “The Iran Job”, which I expected to be an OK movie about an American guy heading to Iran to play basketball. I anticipated some cultural differences and a few giggles perhaps, but what I encountered was so much more than that. I feared it would turn out to be one of those stereotypical […]

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Handing a check to Chuck Boller for HIFF

Opening Press Conference at 2012 HIFF

I knew it was going to be a good day because as I was walking my dog at 7:00 in the morning, I could see the Koʻolau Mountains. It wasn’t plagued by the vog as it had been the past few days. With my trip to Los Angeles for the CAPE New Writers Awards still fresh in my mind, I […]

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HIFF Snuggie

    Was I the only one that was freezing during the HIFF in the Dole Cannery? I forgot to bring a sweater and my friend had just bought a new surf wetsuit… With this hilarious picture as a result. The product I think should be handed out at the next HIFF is there for a snuggie. I designed one: […]

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Wrapping Up My HIFF Experience

During this year’s film festival I chose to see four different movies; Paradise Broken, Almost Perfect, Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend, and SENNA. The reason for why I chose these films were because I wanted a variety of genres to be able to get a little taste of everything. The very first film I decided to see was […]

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Afternoon with Hawaii 5-0

An afternoon with Hawaii five-0

On Sunday the 16th of October I went to the Afternoon with Hawaii 5-0 at the Halekulani Hotel. I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew the cast was going to be there but I didn’t know how big the audience was and if it would be a mingle or a more formal setting. When I arrived the big […]

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What do you think about HIFF? – Video Report

A few short interviews and reviews from the visitors at Hawaii International Film Festival

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