Education

HIFF DOC LAB Anatomy of Oscar-winning Documentaries

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Education Program

2016 Ebert Young Writers Program for the Arts

For the 36th annual Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani (or HIFF 2016), we kick off the second annual EBERT YOUNG WRITERS PROGRAM FOR THE ARTS in Hawaii. In a swiftly changing media environment, informed writing and criticism on cinema is vital to a strong film culture and industry.

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Cultural & Visual Literacy Program (CVLP)

The Cultural & Visual Literacy Program (CVLP) provides free theater screenings of outstanding films that are rarely available in Hawaii. These films are applicable to many subjects; teachers in previous years have incorporated CVLP films into classes ranging from social studies and language arts to media production and character education. Whenever possible, HIFF invites the film’s director to participate in a post-screening discussion with students.” “Students may be required to read subtitles. Schools will be responsible for their own transportation. One adult chaperone will be required for every twenty students. Open to students grades 7-12.

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Education Program

Guest Filmmaker Program

Visiting filmmakers will help to enrich classes such as media production, journalism, language arts, foreign language and social studies. These visits will offer the logistical benefit of bringing speakers into classrooms rather than requiring field trips. Students will learn first-hand from successful professionals in the filmmaking/media industry. Teachers will be encouraged to plan activities that will involve students interacting with their guest speakers.

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Student Showcase

Student Showcase

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Kupuna Lens Film Program

The Kupuna Lens Film Program was a FREE workshop course for Hawaii residents over the age of 60 to learn how to create, shoot, edit, and produce a short documentary film. Each student produced their own 5-minute short film during the class and the completed films went on to screen at the Hawaii International Film Festival 2012! In addition, students had their work shown on ‘Olelo Community Television, and online.

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