Genre: Experimental

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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ROULETTE ROULETTE

On the internet, we often find someone getting bullied (or praised) by a group of anonymous people. People take the actual living person in the real world to Facebook and Instagram to objectify the person. The objectified, criticized or complimented, could get torn apart in the process. For the anonymous, this is simply a pastime. …

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WE CAME BACK FOR YOU

We Came Back for You is a film poem based on a poem by the same name by Satsuki Ina, a psychotherapist and activist who is one of the featured “heroes” in the exhibition, Transcendients: Heroes at Borders. The film features Ina reciting her poem over a montage of photographs of her during and after …

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MONOTONY

Filmed over the course of six months and exclusively on a hand-me-down Samsung S6 Active, get a glimpse into someone else’s life and how everything is the same–both the comfort and torture of it.

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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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RADICAL CARE: THE AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD

RADICAL CARE: THE AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD looks at the Auntie Sewing Squad, a group of mostly women of color volunteers who came together following the U.S. government’s botched response to the COVID-19 crisis. The Aunties sew masks for farmworkers, unhoused people, refugee and immigrant groups, First Nations tribes, recently incarcerated people, Black Lives Matter demonstrators, …

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MALIHINI

An introspective look into Hawai‘ian identity and living on the mainland, filmmaker Ha’aheo Auwae-Dekker uses a candid conversation with their mother to dissect and deconstruct where they come from and how their family has lived in diaspora.

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F1-100

Video, illustration, and animation are combined in this intimate portrait of an international art student studying abroad in the United States. Drawing on artist profile and gender journey films, F1-100 is a transnational meditation through time and space of a young artist carrying a heavy burden.

FOOTPRINT

A work of experimental storytelling, the film Footprint follows the mind of a young man dealing with the realities of life in the latter half of the 21st century. He is forced to face his own arrogance but also that of the entire human race as the effects of global warming are starting to be …

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I AM A PLASTIC

I AM A PLASTIC is an experimental film featuring Richard Hamasaki’s amplified poetry soundtrack interwoven with spoken word, music, underwater footage, photography and concrete poetry. Published in Read Water: An Anthology (Locked Horn Press, San Diego: 2020), Hamasaki’s poem ironically comments upon humankind’s dependence upon and revulsion toward plastic products – inspired by Sir Mix-a-Lot’s …

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