2020 STUDENT SHOWCASE OPEN CALL FOR K – 12

Students whose films are selected for the 2020 Student Showcase will be invited to a special presentation screening and post-screening Q&A sessions with audience members during HIFF’s 40th Fall Festival in November. For any questions, please contact Education Coordinator, Jen May Pastores, at  [email protected] 
 

RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are taking the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our community. To that end, and to respect the safety of our students and audiences, we have made changes to the submission guidelines and Fall festivities. We ask students to stay safe while filming and preparing their submission.
      1. This open call is for any K-12 students in Hawai’i. The theme is open-ended! Your short film can be a narrative, documentary, animation, PSA, etc. For ideas and inspiration, please check out student films that were showcased in previous years at: https://hiff.org/hh-student-showcase/
      2. Students may create a short film individually or with a group of up to 5 other students (if done within the city’s Stay-at-Home order). For example, students could film within their own home and edit a video that combines their group’s footage into one film. 
      3. Films created in the last year can be submitted.
      4. The short films must be at least 1 minute in length and up to 20-minutes max.  
      5. We encouraged students to use a smartphone, tablet, or digital camera. Zoom record, Tik-Tok, or animated films are also welcomed. Get creative!
      6. Films must be submitted on HIFF’s FilmFreeway page under the “K-12 Student Showcase” at: https://filmfreeway.com/HIFF
      7. The deadline to submit is Monday, September 14, 2020.
Please contact HIFF’s Education Coordinator, Jen May Pastores, for any questions at [email protected]

2019 STUDENT SHOWCASE SHORTS STREAMING AT [email protected]

HIFF presented the best short films submitted by elementary, middle school, and high school students at Regal Dole Cannery Theaters in November 2019 in Honolulu, Hawai’i. 
 
HARDLY WORKING
Directors: Clarissa Ontal, Kalani Simmons, Charlie Ahlgren Folkert, Kaede Kimura, Naimah Ford, and Lauryn Ford | 2019 | 7 min

With a crazy boss, few slothful workers, and an audacious receptionist, this companies only hope is the intern.
IRREVERSIBLE
Directors: Emma Tamashiro, Karissa Tabadero | 2019 | 4 min

After receiving a pass to the new time machine attraction at her local fair, Lina travels back time. Little does Lina know that one mistake can change everything.
KIDS SPEAK ON PLASTIC POLLUTION
Directors: Hokuaoka’ale Gilman, Kailani Ibanez, Mikaela Lagasca | 2019 | 4 min

What do kids think about the growing problem of plastic pollution? Our students explore young perspectives on plastic pollution causes, impacts and solutions through interviews with Maui kids ages five through ten.
REMEMBER
Directors: Chloe Chin, Tessa Chin, Ka’imi Kaleleiki | 2019 | 2 min

In this short theatrical film, three generations of women reflect on the beauty of their island home and the changes they see taking place in their natural environment.
ANIMATION CLASS 3
Director: Intro to Animation Students | 2019 | 8 min

An Ice skater, robot, ninja, aliens, cats, and others inhabit worlds brought to life through animation.
FINE
Director: Jessie Hearther | 2019 | 5 min

Fine is a film that depicts the generational loneliness that countless teenagers feel every day.
TWO OF A KIND
Director: Inez Anderson | 2019 | 3 min

Childhood friends Riley and Sam slowly realize their feelings for each other in a classic friends-to-lovers romance.
GREEN GONE
Directors: Keanu Frith, Tess Moretti-Hill, Gabriel Jeffers, Māhea Dunn | 2019 | 2 min

This infomercial parody pokes fun at the overuse of pesticides and herbicides and the psychology used to market them.
GROWING OUR FUTURE
Directors: Jesiah Malaikini, Huaka Park, Ire Pu-Akina, Nakualakuhikuhi Kanakeole-Park | 2019 | 9 min

In partnership with Ma Ka Hāna Ka ʻIke’s project-based learning cohort at Hāna School, this short documentary features interviews with Hāna youth as they learn about traditional agriculture in Wailua and launch a student-run business growing hydroponic lettuce.
@MIASHEAFFER
Director: Kaede Kimura | 2019 | 10 min

A teenage girl struggles to ask people for help and maintain her happy, upbeat YouTube personality when her real life begins to fall apart.
BRING TO LIFE: 2019 Liliʻuokalani ʻŌlino Arts Animation Academy
Director: Linda Dorn | 2019 | 21 min

“Bring to Life” is a collection of student work from the 2019 ʻŌlino Arts Animation Academy in partnership with CalArts. Scenes in the reel were produced by high school-aged students from across the state under the tutelage of CalArts professor Linda Dorn and a team of BFA3 animation students. The academy meets for 4 weeks and over the course of the month, participants applied 2D animation techniques they learned to produce the scenes included in this reel. Lili`uokalani Trust is a private operating foundation founded in 1909, for the benefit of orphan and destitute children with preference given to Native Hawaiian children. The trust serves approximately 10,000 children annually through direct services and reaches thousands more through collaborations with community partners.

MAHALO TO OUR STUDENT SHOWCASE SPONSORS