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HIFF35 Audience Award Winners

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November 24, 2015
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HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AUDIENCE AWARDS PRESENTED BY HAWAII NEWS NOW
KITARAJANIPON Wins Audience Award For Best Narrative Feature
TYRUS Wins Audience Award For Best Documenty Feature
THE ROOTS OF ‘ULU Wins Audience Award For Best Short Film
November 24, 2015 (Honolulu, HI) – The 35th edition of Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani announced their Audience Award…

Halekulani Golden Orchid Jury Award Winners and Honorees announced at HIFF35 Awards Gala

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Hawaii International Film Festival Announces Festival Award Winners
Halekulani Golden Orchid for Best Narrative Feature: MADONNA, directed by Shin Su-won
Best Documentary Feature Winner: CROCODILE GENNADIY, directed by Steve Hoover
Best Narrative Short Winner: AHI KĀ directed by Richard Curtis
Ryoko Hirosue, Tadanobu Asano, and Ha Jung Woo honored at Hawaii International Film Festival Awards Gala
 

November 15, 2015…

The HIFF35 Honorees — Ryoko Hirosue, Tadanobu Asano, Ha Jung-woo

HIFF35 is honored to host three Asian stars who encapsulate the true meaning of renaissance and award winning in their fields. Firstly, Japanese actress Ryoko Hirosue is this year’s Career Achievement Award honoree, for her prolific body of work in Japanese media (starting off as a child star and J-pop singer) and is featured in this year’s world premiere screening of HANA’s MISO SOUP.
Tadanobu Asano, on the other hand, personifies “Japanese cool” and has been referred to as “Japan’s…

Official HIFF35 Press Release — Japanese Cinema Spotlight

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THE HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY HALEKULANI CELEBRATES THE BEST IN JAPANESE CINEMA AND ENTERTAINMENT
Japanese superstars Ryoko Hirosue honored with Career Achievement Award and world premiere of her latest film HANA’S MISO SOUP
Japan’s “coolest” actor Tadanobu Asano honored with Maverick Award and premiere of his latest film and Cannes winner JOURNEY TO THE SHORE
Master director Masato Harada returns with two new films, samurai period…

Hot Titles straight from Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals

The HIFF Spring Showcase is a great way to catch up on recent award winning films that have recently premiered at major film festivals like Toronto, Busan and Sundance. You can equate these as films that are hot, right out of the major film festival oven, with HIFF Spring Showcase providing an opportunity to serve a prix fixe meal with several courses representing the very best AND latest in international cinema.

Therefore, here’s this Spring Showcase’s tasting menu:

Straight from…

HIFF Films garner multiple nominations at Independent Spirit Awards

Several films from HIFF’s 2013 and 2014 film programs were recently honored with several Independent Spirit Award nominations, which were announced last week. As the first event to honor independent film exclusively, the Film Independent Spirit Awards has made a name for itself as the premier awards event for the independent film community. It’s a celebration of the spirited pioneers who bring a unique vision to filmmaking.

Along with being a fantastic party, the Spirit Awards…

HIFF 2014 Audience Award Winners Announced!

THE HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS
“WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS” WINS AUDIENCE AWARD  FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
“RISE OF THE WAHINE” WINS AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
“LAVA” WINS AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
November 11, 2014 (Honolulu HI) — The Hawaii International Film Festival Audience Award winners, presented by Hawaii New News Now, were announced on November 11, 2014. During this 34th edition of the festival, audiences…

HIFF announces Halekulani Golden Orchid Winners and NETPAC Award Winner

November 4, 2014 (Honolulu, HI) The 34th edition of Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani announced their Jury winners at a private ceremony this evening.

The Golden Orchid is bestowed upon the narrative and documentary films that best express artistic and technical excellence and promote cross-cultural understanding. Each nominated film furthers the Hawaii International Film Festival mandate to entertain, enlighten and empower. An international jury will selected…

HIFF 2013 Award Winners Announced

Update 10/23: Hawaii News Now Audience Awards announced!
Audience Award for Best Narrative
THE HAUMANA
Director: Keo Woolford
Audience Award for Best Documentary
DOCUMENTED
Directors: Jose Antonio Vargas and Ann Lupo
Audience Award for Best Short Film
DRESS
Director: Henry Ian Cusick

“We are particularly thrilled and honored that two Hawaii films were chosen as audience favorites,” says Chuck Boller, Hawaii International Film Festival executive director, referring to THE HAUMANA…

HIFF 2012 Audience Awards

You’ve been waiting since the festival concluded on Sunday night, so here are the audience award winners for HIFF’s 2012 film festival. The audience awards are sponsored by Hawaii News Now.

 

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
THE THIEVES (South Korea)
Directed by Dong-hoon Choi

Audience Award for Best Documentary
HARANA (Philippines)
Directed by Benito Bautista

Audience Award for Best Short Film
ONE TEAM (United States)
Directed by Tom…

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