HIFF Talks

FILM FOR THOUGHT: IN CONVERSATION WITH JAMES NAPIER ROBERTSON & PAULA WHETU JONES | WHINA

Join us for a special FREE extended virtual discussion with James Napier Robertson and Paula Whetu Jones, directors of WHINA. This conversation is presented as part of the Film For Thought program in partnership with the Hawaii Council for the Humanities. This conversation will be moderated by scholar ‘Ihilani Lasconia. ‘IHILANI LASCONIA is from Waimānalo …

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FILM FOR THOUGHT: IN CONVERSATION WITH CYNTHIA LOWEN | BATTLEGROUND

Join us for a special FREE extended virtual conversation with Cynthia Lowen, director of BATTLEGROUND. This discussions is presented as part of our Film For Thought program in partnership with the Hawaii Council For The Humanities. Cynthia Lowen is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and award-winning writer whose work uses the power of story to catalyze meaningful …

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EVERY FRAME A PAINTING MASTERCLASS

Every Frame a Painting was a series of video essays about film form, made from April 2014 to September 2016, by Vancouver based creatives Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou. From videos like ”Jackie Chan-How To Do Action Comedy” (23 million YouTube views), ”The Marvel Symphonic Universe” and other video essays on Buster Keaton, Edgar Wright …

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ʻULUʻULU MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVE PRESENTS: SNAPSHOTS OF (OVER) TOURISM IN HAWAI‘I

The past two and half years of COVID lockdown and protocols were a moment of reflection and reckoning for local residents to reconsider Hawai‘i and tourism, which had become unwieldy via lack of resources, irreparable damage to ecosystems and the environment, traffic that rivaled Los Angeles, and the watering down of Native Hawaiian culture and …

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PASIFIKA FILMMAKING: IN CONVERSATION WITH THE TEAMS BEHIND KĀINGA & MAKAWALU

HIFF and Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) are honored to recognize Aotearoa-based producer Kerry Warkia. Originally from Papua New Guinea, she relocated to New Zealand for university and has since forged a vibrant film & tv career producing mainly Pacific Islander content, as well as providing mentorship in her groundbreaking series of films starting with …

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