For those of you who are unfamiliar with HIFF: HIFF is Hawaii’s International Film Festival. HIFF started in 1981 and has grown to be a huge, world-known film festivals for everyone in or those who are passionate about the industry, The first year, HIFF had 5000 people to see the films, which was a variety … [Read…]
by Victoria Piccoli Interview with Anderson Le, Director of Programming at HIFF For some going to the movies is a hobby but for Anderson Le, the Director of Programming at Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) watching movies is a fulltime job. Anderson has been the programming director for HIFF since 2002, where he has been … [Read…]
The ABCs of Death is a spin on classic children’s books, with each letter of the alphabet representing a different way to die. There was a competition to bring together 26 different segments from 26 different directors for the storybook. Each letter lasts about 3-5 minutes, if one is easily offended or can not stomach gore, … [Read…]
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If you live on Oahu and want to know more about the process of arranging a film festival, an internship at HIFF might be something for you! HIFF offers several different positions for their interns and the possibility to work close with the festival staff. A commitment of 15 to 40 hours per week is … [Read…]
Last night, HIFF took me to Japan. I had the opportunity of watching two contemporary films by Japanese directors. Looking back at the evening, I would have to say the free parking really helped boost my experience! I got to the theatres earlier than I had anticipated, so I headed to the lounge across the … [Read…]
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 … [Read…]
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. … [Read…]