Genre: Animation

THE GIRL AND THE CRANE

This experience will be FREE to the public and will be available in-person at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox NOV 20 & 21 from 12:00PM – 6:00PM. Visitors are REQUIRED to register in advance for a time-slot to participate. Registration will open soon. Check back here, or on the HIFF XR page. Hermanio was once a famous …

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MĀLAMALAMA – LIGHT OF KNOWLEDGE

This film follows a young Native Hawaiian woman as she shares common struggles related to reproductive justice, as well as her personal experiences. She reflects on the isolation she felt, as well as the hope that came when she realized that there were people and organizations available to help her. She also encourages the audiences …

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YELLO

In this colorful and moving animated documentary, a woman takes us through her emotional process after a racist encounter at the airport, offering an honest look at fear and connection in an era marked by uncertainty.

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YUAN YUAN AND THE HOLLOW MONSTER

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.

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SINA MA TINIRAU

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 …

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NINUFABUSHI MIIATI (GUIDED BY THE NORTH STAR)

Told through watercolor illustrations and a traditional Okinawan folk song, “Ninufabushi Miiati” follows an emigrant’s journey from Okinawa to Argentina in the early 1900s. This project was an international collaboration by four descendants of Uchinaanchu (Okinawan) immigrants in Argentina and the United States.

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NUEVO RICO

A brother & sister duo struggle as reggaetón artists living in a dystopian future Puerto Rico, now called Nuevo Rico. They are chased into the rainforest by the authorities where the two come across several local deities seeking a new reggaetón megastar to propel their song into the world. Years later, and far away from …

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POSTHUMOUS

An Early Italian Renaissance sculptor desperate for fame becomes dissatisfied and goes on a rampage destroying her work when it’s broken remnants come to life startling the artist and causing a freak accident. After a pause of darkness a spotlight appears illuminating a beautiful plaster statue of a young girl doubled over on a pedestal …

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RAINY DAY

A sad, lonely girl comes home on a rainy day. On her way to her house, she finds a flower that brings back memories of her parents who passed away. While remembering the happy times, she realizes her parents are still with her.

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE PINES

In the Shadow of the Pines is an animated short documentary about a difficult father-daughter relationship. Drawing on childhood memories, Anne Koizumi, the filmmaker, explores her upbringing with her Japanese immigrant dad, who was also the janitor at the elementary school she attended. The film explores the idea of shame and how it can shape …

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