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Noho Hewa Q&A Session

Q&A session for Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i, with director Anne Keala Kelly. This Q&A session was filmed on October 13, 2008 at the 28th annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival.

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Video shot and edited by Christopher Hall – See more videos on HIFF’s YouTub…

Shiro’s Head Q&A Session

Q&A session for Shiro’s Head, with co-directors Kel & Don Muna. Shiro’s Head is one of the first films to come from Guam. This Q&A session was filmed on October 13, 2008 at the 28th annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival.

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Video shot and edited by Christopher Hall – See more videos on HIFF’s YouTub…

Morning Comes So Soon Q&A Session

Q&A session for Morning Comes So Soon, a film directed by Aaron Condon. Bob Balos, the key grip, was also in attendance. Morning Comes So Soon is one of the first films to come from the Marshall Islands. This Q&A session was filmed on October 11, 2008 at the 28th annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival.

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Video shot and edited by Christopher…

Dirty Hands Q&A Session

Q&A session for Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe, a film by Harry Kim. This was filmed on October 13, 2008 at the 28th annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival.

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Video shot and edited by Christopher…

Patsy Mink Q&A Session

Q&A session for Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority, a film by Kimberlee Bassford. This was filmed on October 12, 2008 at the Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival.

Video shot and edited by Christopher…

Call for Entries is now Open

We just opened our Call for Entries season, for the 2009 Hawaii International Film Festival. Please visit our entries page for details, including deadline and fee schedules. Entries are only being accepted online this year, and you can either submit through Withoutabox or our own film submission form.

Save the date for Oscar Night America

HIFF’s annual Oscar Night America party will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2009. Watch a live telecast of the 81st Academy Awards, participate in a…

Metal Samurai Q&A Session

This is the Q&A session that followed the screening of Metal Samurai on October 10, 2008. The guest filmmakers are: Ryosuke Kanesaki (Screen Writer/Director), Kazutaka Fukushima (Producer), Mr. Kasakura (Columbia Entertainment)

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Finding Aloha Q&A Session

Here’s a video of the short Q&A session that occurred after the screening of Finding Aloha – The Movie on October 10th. We’ll have more videos soon, so enjoy!

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Audience Award Winners Announced!

We have the results from the counting of your ballots during the festival, and here are the audience awards. Quotes from the filmmakers courtesy of Hawaii Pacific Entertainment.

Favorite Feature:
DEPARTURES (Japan)

“By receiving this wonderful award, I feel as if the film has started to walk on its own two legs,” says Takita Yojiro, director of DEPARTURES. “For a filmmaker, a great reaction from the audience is the best treat of all. The film has been fortunate to have had amazing…

Jung Woo-Seung appearance at HIFF!

We had two packed theaters last night for the premiere of The Good, The Bad, The Weird. The major draw was probably the appearance of actor Jung Woo-Seung (who plays “The Good” in the film) and the director, Kim Ji-Woon. We were able to take some video footage of their arrival, as well as a 5 minute intro of the film.

There is one more screening of The Good, The Bad, The Weird tonight at 7:30pm. Tickets are the normal price of $10 for this show. As far as I know, the star will not be in…

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