CALL FOR STUDENT SUBMISSIONS FOR FALL 2020 FESTIVAL!

HIFF is currently accepting student submissions for this year’s student showcase during the 40th Anniversary of HIFF’s Fall Festival in November. There is no cost to submit. The films must be between 2 and 20 minutes in length and made after January 2019. The student film category includes all genres made by students in grades Kindergarten to 12th grade.

Please submit your work on Film Freeway under the “Student Showcase” category at: https://filmfreeway.com/hiff

Deadline to be considered for the Student Showcase is August 28, 2020

Students whose films are selected for the Student Showcase will be invited to attend their screening and to participate in a post-screening Q&A sessions with audience members. HIFF’s Student Showcase is open to the general public during the festival and is free to attend.

For any questions, please contact Education Coordinator, Jen May Pastores at jenmay@hiff.org

2019 STUDENT SHOWCASE

HIFF presents the best short films submitted by elementary, middle school, and high school students from Hawai’i. Students whose films are selected for the Student Showcase will be invited to participate in a post-screening Q&A sessions with audience members directly following the screening. Join us for this free, fun event open to the public!

2019 STUDENT SHOWCASE SCREENING
Saturday, November 9, 2019 | Regal Dole Cannery Theaters

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.

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