HIFF TALKS: The Official Podcast of the Hawai‘i International Film Festival is recorded by and for the HIFF community, we go a little beyond the normal Q&A with filmmakers on their works and interests. Starting with intention, our talks inevitably go into unexpected, spontaneous directions. Such is the life of building community with creatives with a touch of aloha.
We are posting our continuing interviews with Sundance 2022 filmmakers including HIFF alum Alika Maikau Tengan’s first feature film EVERY DAY IN KAIMUKI, which is the first Kanaka Maoli feature film to be programmed in the Sundance Film Festival. You can listen to our interview with Alika below:
We also interview directors Brit Hensel and Keli Gonzales, who are also members of Cherokee Nation in their film ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught Us), continuing the Festival’s push to spotlight Indigenous films; and another HIFF alum, Ham Tran with his sci-fi family film from Vietnam, MAIKA, which was included in the Sundance Kids section.
We will continue to add more episodes of our Sundance 2022 coverage in the coming weeks. To listen to all the episodes of HIFF TALKS, head over to Spotify or to wherever you get your podcasts.