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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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HIFF42 Added Screenings by Popular Demand

We are at the midpoint of HIFF42 presented by Halekulani and are slowly filling up TBA screening slots scheduled during the back half to fill with some of the Festival’s most popular films. MADE IN HAWAI‘I SHORTS #1 – November 9, 8:30pm DELIKADO (Philippines, USA) – November 10, 5:30pm MADE IN HAWAI‘I SHORTS #2 – …

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HIFF42 Programmer’s Picks: Anna’s Film List

Yesterday, we posted Artistic Director Anderson Le’s Top HIFF42 Film Picks. Today, it’s Director of Programming Anna Page’s turn to reveal her Must-Sees at HIFF42! Check them out below, break out your excel sheet, and start making your Festival viewing schedule: BROKER (South Korea, 2022, 129 min, Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda) Academy Award nominated filmmaker Hirokazu …

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HIFF42 Film Highlights by Women Directors

48% of HIFF42’s films are directed or co-directed by women filmmakers. Although a promising percentage for gender parity in this year’s festival program and definitely an upward trend, but the struggle continues. With local organizations like Hawai‘i Women In Filmmaking (HWF) and producers like Aotearoa-based Kerry Warkia and her all-Pasifika women director feature projects, such …

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Inaugural class of HIFF Online Creators & Critics Immersive

We are proud to announce the 2022 class of mentees that will participate in the HIFF ONLINE CREATIVES & CRITICS IMMERSIVE (HOCCI) powered by DBEDT and Creative Lab Hawaii. A reimagining of the Roger Ebert Young Writers Program, this new Immersive has been updated to include professional critics and content creators who will be mentoring …

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HIFF42 GREEN SCREEN Films & New Shorts Competition

HIFF42’s annual GREEN SCREEN presented by the HEI Charitable Foundation highlights new fiction and non-fiction features and short films that embed the urgent and critical theme of the climate crisis across a large swath of storytelling and genres; From animation zero carbon footprint in fashion to political protests led by First Peoples against post-colonialist governments, …

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HIFF42 & Bishop Museum Outdoor Screenings Under the Stars

HIFF42 and Bishop Museum are partnering to present two new Hawaiian feature films “under the stars” at the historic museum’s signature event venue, the Great Lawn, on November 3rd and 4th. These HIFF42 screenings at Bishop Museum are made possible with support from Engaging The Senses Foundation. On Thursday, November 3rd, HIFF screens THE WIND …

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