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Hawaii International Film Festival Awards

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  The 31st Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani is proud to announce the winners of this year's Audience Awards, presented by Hawaii News Now. Ballots were distributed at the the first screening of every eligible film at this year's festival and audiences selected their favorite Documentary Feature, Narrative Feature, and Short Film. The ballots have been counted and this year's winners are:    FAVORITE NARRA...

Alexander Payne, Director of Closing Night Film THE DESCENDANTS, to Receive Hawai Vision in Film Award

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  HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY HALEKULANI TO PRESENT VISION IN FILM AWARD SPONSORED BY THE CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU    The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani is proud to recognize exceptional members of the film community with the VISION IN FILM Award presented by the City & County of Honolulu. This award is presented in recognition of industry players who pos...

Hawaii International Film Festival opening and closing films

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Welcome a new year of films with highlights from around the world and festival standouts. The 31st Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani brings some of the hottest films on the festival circuit as opening, centerpiece, and closing night features. These highly-anticipated films bring much buzz and star-power to a lineup featuring 212 films. This year's opening night film is the Korean submission for the Oscar's Best Foreign Language film THE FRONT LINE, centerpiece wil...

SMUGGLER

Director: Katsuhito Ishii.
After it failed in actor’s dream, 25-year-old Kinuta does nothing but going to pachinko parlor every day. Deceived by a young hoodlum, he is even burdened with a large sum of debt. Kinuta starts a high paid job to carry “things” from the underworld for the debt repayment. The so-called “smuggler” job is to carry and dispose of dangerous things. One day, he is asked to carry a dead body… Now the outsider must face to a situation of live or death. “Don’t be buried in the undesirable everyday life and turn into the scum o the earth.” At the crucial moment in his life, the weakest hero Kinuta rises up and takes action. “You can’t just run away all the time!” Being surrounded by the impressive characters from underworld, Kinuta stands on his own feet at the very first time in his life and accomplish a miracle.

Spotlight on tudou.com at Hawai Fest

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With an estimated 1.3 billion people living in China, the use of the internet is increasing more and more everyday. For some, the Web is a tool and for others it's an obsession. The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is honored to introduce the 2010 HIFF Interactive spotlight on China's largest and fastest growing video sharing website to date called TUDOU.com to share some insight into the ever expanding digital content world of China.TUDOU.com is not the "YouTube of China." Or, that's...

Nancy Kwan to be honored at Hawai Fest

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The 30th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is honored to present and spotlight one of Asia's most recognizable actresses of all time, Nancy Kwan with it's "Maverick Award." Her newest film, a documentary called TO WHO IT MAY CONCERN: KA SHEN'S JOURNEY, directed by Brian Jamieson will screen on Saturday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m. This special event is presented by Dr. Lawrence KW Tseu.Nancy will receive the Maverick Award after the screening of her film at the Regal Dole Cannery...

Hawaii Film Festival honours Roger and Chaz Ebert

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The 30th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is honored to host the return of dear friends Roger and Chaz Ebert to Hawaii and to present them with it's "Vision in Film" award. An American icon in film reviews, Ebert has paved the way for critics for nearly 50 years. Roger Ebert is a conduit; a bridge between the hallowed film criticism world that he helped create, ranging from Cahiers du Cinema and the French New Wave, to the likes of Gene Siskel, Pauline Kael, and other American ...

Hawaii International Film Festival turns 30th this fall, alook back to top ten greatest moments in history

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2010 is a momentous year for the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) as it celebrates 30 years as the premiere film festival in the Pacific! It is a venue where filmmakers can connect with each other and the public says HIFF executive director Chuck Boller. "Numerous exciting milestones and productive and profitable encounters have happened at HIFF over the last 30 years, creating opportunities for future projects and friendships." Of the many significant events th...

Secrets To Love

Director: Tracie Donahue.
Secrets to Love is a compelling documentary about relationships, marriage and -of course- love. For just over an hour we hitch a ride with a recent divorcee on her journey to find ansers to the questions many of us ask: How do couples get to the "happily ever after." Why is love so complicated? What, if anything can couples do to ensure their marriage lasts a lifetime? Interviews with real life couples and a wide range of relationship experts allow Secrets To Love to navigate swiftly through many intriguing and thought-provoking issues related to love.

A HUGE THANK YOU to all 2008-2009 Secrets to Love Festival Selections to date

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I have been blessed with so many selections and wins in this past year...I would like to thank the following festivals for screening my film and allowing me the opportuntiy to be a part of their festivals!!! I am looking forward to many more to come!!!   Sacramento International Film Festival Mammoth International Film Festival Anchorage International Film Festival Indie Distribution Fest Women’s International Film Festival, Miami Macon Film and Video Festival ...

The Worlds Top 100 Festivals For Shorts

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  Short filmmaking is in the midst of a rennaissance becasue of the revenue potential offered by IPTV and initiatives likewww.raindance.tv.  Screening at a festival is a sure-fire way to start creating a buzz around your film and your career. You are also likely to bump into short-film buyers eager for content for the dozens of fledgling websites desparate for movies. Short films are much easier to see on the web or on a mobile telep...

NEWSLETTER N° 335: October 17, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more ...

NEWSLETTER N° 324: July 18th, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ Ischia Global Fest Dailies from Bruno Chatelin on fest21.com Ambience from Ischia ...

Hawaii Film Fest wraps another one for 73 000 viewers

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Asia-Pacific region, ended its latest 10-day fall festival which took place from October 18-28, 2007, on a high note. HIFF"s offering of nearly 200 films from 40 countries throughout the world attracted 73,000 viewers, a 5% increase from 2006, with more than 300 delegates in attendance, which was a significant jump from previous years. Many "firsts" were introduced du...

Hawai Fest at awards time

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, announced its 2007 audience award winning films tonight before its closing night film. Throughout the festival ballots were distributed for the first screening in Honolulu of every eligible film. The following films were chosen by audience members as their favorites: • FAVORITE NARRATIVE FEATURE is A LOVE, directed by Kyung-Taek Kwak who received HIFF’s ACHIEVEMENT I...

Hawaii International Film Festival Awards

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, presented its 2007 awards today during a luncheon at the Royal Hawaiian.Awards and recipients are as follows: • HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID AWARD for Narrative Feature was awarded to THE HOME SONG STORIES, directed by Tony Ayres. Joan Chen, who starred in the film, also received HIFF’s ACHIEVMENT IN ACTING award earlier in the week before the screening of the film at The...

Selection of Panels at Hawai festival

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), on Oahu from October 18 – 28, does more than just showcase premiere and award-winning films from around the world. Through seminars, it presents a variety of professionals that open the forum of arts, philosophy, and culture to take festival goers around the world and back. Through its youth education programs, it also inspires the next generation to pursue opportunities in digital creative media and to broaden their hori...

Hawai Fest "Rising Star" honor to South Korean actor and singer Lee Jun-Ki

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, will award its "Rising Star" honor to South Korean actor and singer Lee Jun-Ki during the upcoming hallmark fall festival scheduled to take place on the island of Oahu from October 18 -28. HIFF will also serve as the venue for the U.S. premiere of MAY 18TH, Lee's latest starring vehicle that was directed by Kim Ji-Hoon. Lee Jun-Ki shot to international stardom with his s...

Hawai Fest: a first glimpse on the fall line up

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, is set for October 18 – 28 on Oahu. More than 150 feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, representing countries from around the world will be showcased.HIFF is the centerpiece event in Hawaii where thousands of people from around the world, top celebrities from Asia and the United States, award-winning filmmakers and directors, and the US and foreign press...

Hawaii International Film Festival line up

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, is set for October 18 – 28 on Oahu. More than 150 feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, representing countries from around the world will be showcased.HIFF is the centerpiece event in Hawaii where thousands of people from around the world, top celebrities from Asia and the United States, award-winning filmmakers and directors, and the US and foreign press...

Hawai Film Fest Awards Golden Orchid toLove for Share

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LIST OF AWARDS1 HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID FOR BEST FEATURE FILM LOVE FOR SHARE (director Nia Dinata, Indonesia)2 HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY TIME AND TIDE (directors Julie Bayer and Josh Salzman, Tuvalu, USA) Special jury award for SHARKWATER (director Rob Stewart, Canada)3 FILM IN HAWAII AWARD LOST4 NETWORK FOR PROMOTION OF ASIAN CINEMA AWARD 4:30 (director Royston Tan, Singapore)5 EASTMANN KODAK AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY Matthew Libatique, ASC6 ...

Hawai Festival announces the winners of the 27th edition

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Hawaii filmmakers flourish winning a record 6 awards1. First Hawaiian Bank Golden Maile AwardsCAVITE [PHILIPPINES] - Golden Maile: Best Feature FilmSISTERS IN LAW [CAMEROON] – Golden Maile: Best Documentary Film2. Russell Boyd [MASTER AND COMMANDER] wins the Eastman Kodak Award for Excellence in Cinematography3. Film in Hawaii Award presented to the late Kayo Hatta [PICTURE BRIDE].4. The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award goes to SEASON OF THE HORSE [CHINA].5. Inaugura...

Katharine Hepburn's "lost" last film shows at Hawai Fest

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25th Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival to unveil Hepburn's "lost" last film. LVHIFF offers a rare opportunity to see critically acclaimed but virtually unseen "Writer's Cut" of THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION OF GRACE QUIGLEY starring NICK NOLTE and KATHARINE HEPBURN, in what was her last leading role in a feature motion picture.When writer-director, A. Martin Zweiback, flung a 35-page treatment over the garden gate of the house where Hepburn was recovering from hip surgery, Hepburn read th...

Zhang Yimou guest at Hawai Fest

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25th LOUIS VUITTON Hawaii International Film Festival October 20 - 30, 2005 Zhang Yimou, director of 'HERO', confirms attendance at the 25th Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival. Two-time Academy Award® nominee, Zhang Yimou will be receiving LVHIFF’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award."Zhang Yimou is widely recognized as one of the world’s top film directors and it’s very special having Mr. Zhang at LVHIFF our 25th anniversary," said Chuck Boller, Executive Director of th...

Samuel L. Jackson to be honored in Hawai

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Academy Award® nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson will receive the prestigious International Achievement in Acting Award from the 25th Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival. “Samuel L. Jackson is truly a remarkable worldwide star,” says Chuck Boller, “He is that rare cross-over actor who can command multi-million dollar salaries and pack seats in blockbusters year after year while still making time to deliver consistently unforgettable performances in groundbreaking, criticall...
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