HIFF XR

FREE Films/Events at HIFF41 includes XR, Bishop Museum ‘Ohana Day, Keiki Films & HIFF Talks

As a non-profit, cultural organization, HIFF’s mission is to be as inclusive as possible for film enthusiasts, from keiki to seniors, to be engaged, entertained and inspired. Every year, the Festival offers a myriad of film screenings, family-friendly content, panels and workshops and a major XR showcase ALL FOR FREE. All in all, HIFF41 presents …

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HIFF40 Recap: XR and Engaging the Space Around Us

Extended reality or  XR encompasses various modes of immersive media not limited to virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. Virtual reality blanks out the real world, placing users in an artificial 3D space, augmented reality uses the real world as a backdrop with virtual items implanted throughout, while mixed reality enables users to manipulate …

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Taiwan's John Hsu: From avid gamer to machinima maker and major film director

Filmmaker John Hsu, an avid gamer, turned this hobby with his penchant for black and slapstick comedy, into a foundation that would launch his career as one of the most exciting Taiwanese content creators working today. Therefore, HIFF40 is excited to host A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN HSU as part of HIFF XR and the SPOTLIGHT …

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HIFF XR: Join the astral plane online with STARCAST w/ VIBRATION GROUP on November 12, 6pm HST

As part of this year’s HIFF XR, the Festival is honored to host a special live performance online mounted by the experimental opera STARCAST with VIBRATION GROUP. Visit the HIFF XR Spotlight to see the entire program.  The VIBRATION GROUP is a spaceship-dwelling commune of migrants who have left Earth due to climate change, violence, …

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