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Opening Press Conference Kicks Off Hawaii International Film Festival

Hawaii’s International Film Festival started the 10-day cinematic event on Thursday, November 12, 2015 with the opening press conference at the Halekulani Hotel in Honolulu, HI. Key speakers such as Peter Shaindlin, Chief Operating Officer for Halekulani, and Robert Lambeth, HIFF’s Executive Director, got the ball rolling. While Georja Skinner, Chief Officer of the State of Hawaii’s Creative Industries Division, […]

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My First HIFF Moment: HIFF Opening Press Conference

HONOLULU, HI October 30, 2014. The HIFF Opening Press Conference was held at the Halekulani Hotel, Waikiki. It was the first press conference I have ever been attending. Hawaii Film Festival is properly not the most famous film festival, at least not for the Europeans. But HIFF is the festival where the east meets the west, in the middle of […]

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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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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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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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Winning Directors at the closing HIFF Press Conference

2011 HIFF Post – Production Reflection.

2011 HIFF Post-production reflection. The 2010 Hawaii international film festival was a first time experience. One observation made was this year’s movie selections, compared to last year, had an overwhelming number of good movies from various countries and, judging from the previews, the movies were of good quality.  Initially, the plan was to watch a couple of movies, since passes […]

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HIFF Press Conference

I attended the last press conference at the Halekulani hotel in Waikiki for the 31st Annual Hawaii International Film Festival.  Ruslan Pak, the director of Hanaan, Adam Pesce, the director of Splinters, Prashant Bhargava, the director of Patang, and Masato Harada, the director of Chronicles of My Mother, were all present and at this conference and was open to answer […]

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