06-24 November 2019

Festivals & Events

Made In Hawaii

8:08 - HOW WE RESPOND
8:08 - HOW WE RESPOND

Ian BELL
United States
Short film

On the morning of January 13th 2018, the State of Hawaii issued a false missile warning leading millions to believe an attack was imminent. The culture of live-streaming provided a real-time record of those who chose to deal with their own mortality in selfie-mode. With a chorus of voices from various social media platforms, 8:08 HOW WE RESPOND takes a look at the effects of false information and our growing cultural instinct to process our lives in front of the camera, even in our final moments

CROSSING THE LINE
CROSSING THE LINE

David ROSEN
United States
Short film

What should have been a fun night at a local bar has gone terribly wrong. The Jury has to decide what happened as they come to terms with their own prejudices about sexual assault.

DOWN ON THE SIDEWALK IN WAIKIKI
DOWN ON THE SIDEWALK IN WAIKIKI

Justyn AH CHONG
United States
Short film

In between growing frustrations toward cleaning up after an endless parade of tourists and reflections of a traumatizing memory, a voice rises from within a soft-spoken, Hawaiian janitor down on the sidewalk in Waikiki. 

DRIVING
DRIVING

Chelsi JOHNSTON
United States
Short film

With her mom absent from the house and her dad unwilling to talk openly, seventeen-year-old Maile finds destructive ways to cope with the pain and confusion.

FALL GUY
FALL GUY

Bradley CRAWFORD
United States
Short film

An innocent man inherits a mysterious curse, and suffers through the punishment of an unknown global force.

HAOLE
HAOLE

James SERENO
United States
Feature film

Thirteen-year-old David Kealoha dreams of escaping rural Hawaii. But when Jonah, a white kid from Phoenix, Arizona moves into the neighborhood, tragedy strikes, irrevocably changing the trajectory of David's life and those closest to him.

HIFF TALKS: CAPE PITCH WORKSHOP - CRAFTING YOUR PERSONAL STORY
HIFF TALKS: CAPE PITCH WORKSHOP - CRAFTING YOUR PERSONAL STORY


event

Led by CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment), this hands-on, interactive workshop will teach you the tools in crafting an ideal pitch. Very limited seating.

LIKE MADDAH
LIKE MADDAH

Rena SHISHIDO
United States
Short film

A local psychologist in Hawai‘i can solve everybody’s family problems but her own.

MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK : THE WEAVERS OF THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL TAPESTRIES
MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK : THE WEAVERS OF THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL TAPESTRIES

George TAHARA and Web ANDERSON
United States
Feature film

ʻUluʻulu preserves our moving image history to honor the past, and ensure their availability for future generations. This year we honor those women who were commissioned to create the massive tapestries that hang on the walls of the State Capitol chambers. For 50 years they have adorned the walls of the Senate and House chambers, quietly providing color, background, style, and decoration – but it took a village to create them. We will take a look back in time to see the many hands that made light work.

MO'O!
MO'O!

Anela LING
United States
Short film

Two grieving cousins navigate Oʻahu’s haunted terrain in search of life - before and after.

MOLOKAI BOUND
MOLOKAI BOUND

Alika MAIKAU
United States
Short film

A wayward young man, recently released from prison, struggles to reconnect with his son and Hawaiian heritage.

OTHER PEOPLE
OTHER PEOPLE

Bryson CHUN
United States
Short film

Some people have perfect relationships. Some people agree on their Netflix choices. Some people just can't break into dance at the mall. These are not some people. OTHER PEOPLE is a musical relationship comedy for almost everyone.

REEL WAHINE OF HAWAII
REEL WAHINE OF HAWAII

United States
Short film

REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI'I highlights Hawai'i’s prominent women filmmakers: Editor and producer Lisa Altieri; Filmmaker and educator Lisette Flanary; Filmmaker Erin Lau; Filmmaker Myrna Kamae; Documentarian and educator Marlene Booth; and animator Laura Margulies.

REVERENCE
REVERENCE

Keliʻi GRACE
United States
Short film

In ancient Hawaiʻi, a warrior was entrusted with the sacred act of hiding his beloved chief’s bones. To ensure they would never be found, he traveled in secret…

THE PIT WHERE WE WERE BORN
THE PIT WHERE WE WERE BORN

Alexander BOCCHIERI
United States
Short film

A father and son reunite around the family 'imu of their Wai'anae farm, to reckon with a past that continues to color their future.

TOKYO HULA
TOKYO HULA

Lisette Marie FLANARY
United States
Feature film

More individuals are learning how to dance hula in Japan than in its homeland, creating a multi-million dollar industry that questions the commodification of Hawaiian sacred culture.

VOICES OF THE FOREST
VOICES OF THE FOREST

Bradley TANGONAN
United States
Short film

Kumu Kaui Kanka'ole leads her hālau into the forest to prepare for a sunrise hula for a sacred hill called Ka'uiki.

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