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HIFF42 Announces First 10 films + Kerry Warkia as Honoree

A MAN OF REASON Directed by Jung Woo-sung (South Korea) – U.S. Premiere Soo-hyuk (Korean superstar Jung Woo-sung, also doing double duty in his directorial debut) in his wants out of the criminal world. Problem is, he’s got a target on his back after serving 10 years for wiping out his old boss and a …

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HIFF NAMED OSCAR®-QUALIFYING FESTIVAL FOR SHORT FILMS

The Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani is thrilled to announce that it has been approved by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards category. Recipients of HIFF’s Best Short Film Award and HIFF’s Best Made in Hawai’i Short Film Award are now …

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New Deep Blue Environmental Shorts Award

Presented by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), the Deep Blue Environmental Shorts Award and a $5,000 cash prize will be awarded to the best short film focusing on an environmental topic and/or theme. Short films that cover ocean- or water-based environmental topics and/or a Powering the Blue Economy™ theme, which …

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Dan Connell’s 19 Haikus from HIFF Oscar Night

I. 94th Oscars cut eight wins for time, still ran over three hours. shadowed by a slap. II. CODA (Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay) utterly sold by powerhouse performances, nothing short of sweet. III. Dune (6 Visual and Sound Awards) celestial awe! groundbreaking score, sight, and sound. can’t wait for part two. IV. Jane Campion (Best …

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Strong representation of HIFF official selections in just announced Academy Awards nominations

The 94th annual Academy Award nominations were announced earlier this week with very strong representation from several HIFF41 official selections. Taking the lead with a whopping 12 Oscar nominations is Jane Campion’s THE POWER OF THE DOG, including Best Picture, Best Director, and sweeping all the acting nominations for its main cast. Read our recent …

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