HIFF Programming

HOCCI @ HIFF42: “Why You Should Watch NANNY” [Video Essay]

NANNY was an official selection of the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani. The film will be released on Amazon Prime on December 16th. HIFF ONLINE CREATIVES & CRITICS IMMERSIVE (HOCCI) mentee Alioune Fall turns in a video essay on the HIFF42 official selection NANNY, which won the Grand Prize Jury Award at Sundance …

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HOCCI @ HIFF42: “I watched SHIN ULTRAMAN knowing nothing about the character… and loved it!” [Video Essay]

SHIN ULTRAMAN was an official selection of the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani HIFF ONLINE CREATIVES & CRITICS IMMERSIVE (HOCCI) mentee Devin Hung reviews SHIN ULTRAMAN, the latest reboot from the minds of Hideako Anno (EVANGELION) and Shinji Higuchi (ATTACK ON TITAN). Devin prefaces his review that he had never seen an episode …

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HOCCI @ HIFF42: SHE SAID Review [Podcast]

SHE SAID was an official selection of the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani. It is currently in commercial release in U.S. theaters. HIFF ONLINE CREATIVES & CRITICS IMMERSIVE (HOCCI) mentee Jim Fahey sits down with Leo Williams, a NY-based film critic, to discuss about the film SHE SAID directed by Maria Schrader. They …

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HOCCI @ HIFF42: WOMEN TALKING Review [Vlog]

WOMEN TALKING was an official selection of the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani. The film will be released in U.S. cinemas on December 23rd. HIFF ONLINE CREATIVES & CRITICS IMMERSIVE (HOCCI) mentee Mya Frye reviews the HIFF42 official selection WOMEN TALKING directed by Sarah Polley. Mya highlights the self-imposed constraints of the film …

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HOCCI @ HIFF42: The Beauty of WOMEN TALKING [Video Essay]

WOMEN TALKING was an official selection of the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani. It will be released in U.S. cinemas on December 23rd.  HIFF ONLINE CREATIVES & CRITICS IMMERSIVE (HOCCI) mentee Hunter Daru produced a short video essay about the HIFF42 official selection WOMEN TALKING, written and directed by Sarah Polley. He highlights …

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HOCCI @ HIFF42: “The Choice of Forgiveness” [Podcast]

WOMEN TALKING, OUR FATHER, THE DEVIL and ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED were official selections of the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani HIFF ONLINE CREATIVES & CRITICS IMMERSIVE (HOCCI) Olivia Thrice talks about the joys of returning to the cinema to experience films as HIFF fully returns to an in-person event.  She …

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HOCCI @ HIFF42: FINDING SATOSHI Review [Podcast]

FINDING SATOSHI was an official selection of the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani HIFF ONLINE CREATIVES & CRITICS IMMERSIVE (HOCCI) mentee David Murray sits down with his buddy Terry to discuss about the film FINDING SATOSHI directed Laurent Barthelemy and is part of HIFF42’s New American Perspectives presented by the Vilcek Foundation.  Their discussion was recorded as …

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HOCCI @ HIFF42: Talking about WOMEN TALKING [Vlog]

WOMEN TALKING was an official selection of the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani. The film will be released in U.S. theaters on December 23rd Here is a VLog review of WOMEN TALKING by HIFF ONLINE CREATIVES & CRITICS IMMERSIVE (HOCCI) mentee Carson Lommers, as she discusses Sara Polley’s latest film, the importance …

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HIFF42 Audience Award Winners

The votes have been tabulated and the audience has spoken. The HIFF42 Audience Award winners were announced this morning live on Hawaii News Now Sunrise. Here are the HIFF42 Audience Award winners presented by Hawaii News Now. The following are the Audience Award Winners for Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Short Film–and for the first time–Student …

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HOCCI @ HIFF42: The Art of Survival in ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED

ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED was an official selection of the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani ALL THE BEAUTY AND BLOODSHED tells the story of an artist caught in political warfare fueled by federal denial of Big Pharma and the blood money that funds it. Director Laura Poitras celebrates authenticity by …

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