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On SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH, join HIFF and Bishop Museum for a special presentation of HIFF’s Keiki Shorts Program, plus a Return Engagement of award winning short film KAPAEMAHU (HIFF 2020).
The selection of short films will loop continuously from 10AM – 5PM, and viewing will be included with admission to the museum.
Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for lawn seating. Chairs are not provided.
BLUE COOLER | Director: Laura Margulies
BLUE COOLER captures small moments of life in Hawai‘i through a montage of richly painted and colorful brush strokes, sounds and images. Like home movies that spark an atmosphere or feeling, the moving paintings in BLUE COOLER pop with familiar experiences and vivid observations. The animation is hand painted frame by frame using oil paints.
BLUSH | Director: Jon Mateo
BLUSH follows the journey of a stranded horticulturist-astronaut’s chances for survival after he crash lands on a desolate dwarf planet. When an ethereal visitor arrives, the once-lone traveler discovers the joy in building a new life and realizes the universe has delivered astonishing salvation.
HOW TO CATCH A TAOTAOMONA | Director: Neil Tinkham
An overlooked boy tries to convince his skeptical friends to capture a mythological figure in the jungles of Guam.
KAPAEMAHU | Directors: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Joe Wilson, Dean Hamer
Long ago, four extraordinary beings of dual male and female spirit brought the healing arts to Hawaii and imbued their powers in four giant boulders. The stones still stand on Waikiki Beach, but their true story has been hidden – until now.
MILK | Director: Celia Jaspers
In a small town square a young girl counts her savings. Happy with her sum, she skips to the country store where candy is arrayed in enticing glass jars. After careful consideration she selects a giant, coloured lollipop, then joins the queue behind an old man buying bread and milk. Her glee however, is stemmed when she witnesses the old man unable to afford his purchases.
SINA MA TINIRAU | Directors: Vilsoni Hereniko, Gavin Arucan
When a prince is cursed to become an eel and has to win the love of a beautiful woman to become human again, he gifts her with his body in the form of a coconut palm tree in a seductive display. Set on Rotuma in Fiji, this classic tale of unconditional love is given new meaning and relevance today as it explores issues of conservation, tradition versus freedom, and prejudice against black skin among Polynesians.
THE TINY TREE | Director: Annie Cusick Wood
Space explorers, Matt and his Dad emergency land on a dying planet. Matt finds a magical seed, and wants to keep it. However, this seed is the planet’s last chance for survival. With upbeat songs and adventures with alien fluffy creatures, a two headed caterpillar, and a one-legged purple Bird, Matt and Dad get caught up in a galactic wind storm, stuck in a space cave and with the help of their new friends, learn the value of looking after the planet and each other.
YUAN YUAN AND THE HOLLOW MONSTER | Director: Catherine Chen
Eight-year-old Jackie is determined to protect her newest pet, a tiny turtle named Lucy, at all costs. Even if it means chasing down a massive hurricane called the Hollow Monster.