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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European Cinema

Reflections on Euro Cinema

Part of my coursework this semester is providing coverage for the 31st Hawaii International Film Festival. The festival began Thursday morning with a press conference at the RumFire Waikiki. It was there that I was introduced to the Princess Dialta Alliata di Montereale, who provides powerful (but not single-handed) leadership to the EuroCinema Hawaii, a festival within a festival at […]

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Press Event – Meet The Filmmakers

The Hawaii International Film Festival Press Event – Meet the Filmmakers By Courtney Curran On Sunday, October 17 at the Sheraton Waikiki, the Rum Fire Lounge hosted the Hawaii International Film Festival’s “Meet the Filmmakers” press event. When I first arrived, I was unsure of what to expect.  I followed a very confident, older man (who I noticed was wearing a blue […]

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Talking story with Hossein Keshavarz

Hossein Keshavarz, director of Dog Sweat A film about seven people in Iran that all face problems of their own that are deeply misunderstood by the conservative Islamic Society. Hossein and I spoke for quite a while the other night at the Rumfire event. He was by far one of the most down to earth people I met that evening. […]

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