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What do you think of when you see the word "Hawaiian"?

As a native Hawaiian, I find that it's difficult to get past clicheed Hawaiian images in film--surfing, luaus, hula.  What do you think of when you think of Hawaii/Hawaiians?  Are there any films you've seen or books you've read that break down the stereotypes for you?  Did they do it in a way that made you feel you had insight and shared emotions with the Hawaiian culture, or did you feel like an outsider?  I'd love to hear from anyone who'd like to share a thought or two.  ...

Palm Beach FF Goes Hawaiian

  The Palm Beach International Film Festival, which begins this evening, is going Hawaiian with its Opening Night attraction of PRINCESS KA'IULANI, a historical drama about a real life heroine in the legacy of the Hawaiian Islands. The biopic stars Q'orianka Kilcher (the star of the Terrence Malick historical epic THE NEW WORLD) as a turn-of-the-century princess caught up in the last days of the Hawaiian monarchy. Set in 1888, the Kingdom of Hawaii is divided by a civil war. Prin...

Hawaii 3D - Kona Underwater

Director: Kamal Majid.
"Hawaii 3D - Kona Underwater" is a full color underwater journey through Hawaii's extraordinary coral reefs and a look at the fragile wildlife found below; all filmed from a unique Digital 3D perspective. The moview is available in a 20 minute version and a full-length 65 minute version. The "Hawaii 3D - Kona Underwater" movie is part of the "Hawaii 3D" series, a larger volume "nature series" consisting of a never before filmed in-depth look at Hawaii from a terrestrial, aerial and underwater point-of-view; offered in full High-Definition 3D format.

" Hawaii A Voice for Sovereignty" won audience award at Maui Film Festival

Catherine Bauknights' documentary " Hawaii A Voice for Sovereignty"  won the Audience award for Best Hawai'i film at the 2009 Maui Film Festival. The festival was held from June 17-21, 2009 and is considered Hawaii's answer to Sundance. "Hawaii A Voice for Sovereignty" has joined the alumni of Maui Film Festival winners such as Departures the Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign=2 0Language Film , (500) Days of Summer starring Zooey Deschanel 2009 Maui Film Festival Nova Aw...

Surf's up at Maui Film Festival

The 2008 Maui Film Festival, to be held June 11-15, 2008 at the Wailea Resort and the state-of-the-art Maui & Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, will open with the film Bottle Shock and close with Down the Barrel at its under-the-stars Celestial Cinema. The Festival will also honor Pierce Brosnan, Felicity Huffman, Virgina Madsen and Dennis Quaid, who will attend to accept their awards. Now in its 9th year, the Maui Film Festival will carry on its tradition of presenting great film and great f...

Hawaii Film Fest wraps another one for 73 000 viewers

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...

Selection of Panels at Hawai festival

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...

Latest All Roads Seed Grantees Announced!

BETWEEN THE DEEP BLUE SEA AND MENative Hawaiian, USAFeature NarrativeDirector: Lurline Wailana McGregorA young woman's conflict between the contradictory worlds of her Native Hawaiian father's ancestors, and the Western culture in which she has been raised.ANCIENT LIGHT: IN SEARCH OF ANCESTRAL WISDOMNative Hawaiian, USALong DocumentaryDirector: Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani LindseyPius "Mau" Piailug, arguably the greatest non-instrument navigator in the world, is dying, and now, ...

Jeff Chung, becomes HIFF’s new President and Chairman

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE NEW PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORSGeneral Manager and Vice President of the local TV station, KBFD, Jeff Chung, becomes HIFF’s new President and ChairmanHawaii International Film Festival announces its new President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. General Manager and Vice President of local TV station KBFD, Jeff Chung, began his term on January 1, 2005. “Jeff Chung has been very involved with HIFF over the years as a ...

Sumo on Sunset Beach for Hawai fest spring fling

HIFF SPRING FLING HAWAII PREMIERE OF 'SUMO EAST AND WEST' DRAWS BLOCKBUSTER SIZE CROWDS AT SUNSET ON THE BEACH Sumo demonstration at Sunset on the Beach of the OAHU SUMO CLUB"photo by Joe Solem, courtesy Pacific Islanders in Communication"Hawaii International Film Festival Spring Fling Presented By Commercial Data Systems Hawaii premiere of 'SUMO EAST AND WEST' draws blockbuster size crowds at Sunset On The Beach. "We estimated 6,000 - 8,000 residents and visitors enjoyed the Hawaii premiere of ...


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