Film

HIFF + Halekulani Present Oscar Night Elegance

A Red Carpet Fund Raiser for the Festival at The House Befitting Heaven

Are you a glamour gal (or guy) always on the lookout for an occasion to don your ball gown (or tuxedo) and hobnob with other such fabulously like-minded folk? Even better—do you like to eat, drink and be entertained in the name of a good cause? Then by all means, consider heading to the Halekulani on Oscar Night where you’ll have the opportunity to walk the red carpet, swill top tier cocktails and view a telecast of the 84th Academy Awards.

GET A JOB: Local Production's TWO Oahu Screenings THIS Weekend

Capped with pre-film concerts by Barefoot Natives (Friday) and Henry Kapono (Saturday), plus discussion with actors/director.

Surely by now you’ve heard the steadily building buzz surrounding the Hawai‘i film Get a Job, which was shot entirely on location in Maui last summer and featured a veritable who’s who of Hawaiian notables. What you may not have known was that since its premiere at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) last October, it has garnered “Best Comedy” awards at film festivals that include Detroit and Ventura, as well as “Juror’s Choice” awards at Las Vegas and Marbella film festivals. And while it’s one thing for Pacific islanders to “get” island humor, it’s quite another to be recognized “off the rock,” as we say.

Hawaiian-produced Film Premiers at L.A. Festival

Here's a “shout out” to our aloha amigos in SoCal: The Hawaiian production “One Kine Day”—a film that captures the lesser seen side of youth life in the islands—is screening at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on May 1, 2011. Filmed entirely on location in Hawai‘i, this picture follows both newcomer and veteran stars on a ride in the life of a skater-slacker who finds out his 15 year old girlfriend is pregnant. 

HIFF Off and Running; True Blood Star to Appear

This week the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) will roll out six films on opening night—including “Under the Hawthorne Tree”—this Thursday, October 14th. The festival runs through October 24th, with the majority of screenings taking place at the Dole Cannery Theaters in downtown Honolulu.

Eddie and Myrna Kamae's Historic Documentary Debuts at HIFF, Santa Cruz

If you don’t know the names Eddie and Myrna Kamae, you should take the time to learn about them. Entrenched in all things Hawaiian music and poetry, the Kamae’s have made 10 documentary films, researched a slew of near-forgotten tunes penned by Hawaiian royalty, and shared their messages across the globe. This October, the Kamae’s will debut their most recent film — entitled Those Who Came Before — at both the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) and (for our friends in California) the Pacific Rim Film Festival in Santa Cruz.

It's Official: Molokai AND Lanai Film Festivals in August

If you thought you’d seen it all—in terms of Hollywood’s invasion of Hawai`i—then think again.

Maui Film Festival: Toes in the Sand, Eyes on the Screen

The Annual Wailea-wide Event Offers A Variety of Venues, Culinary Happenings and Celebs A-Plenty

Every June, we return home from Maui with a renewed spirit. This, thanks to Barry Rivers and the crew who put on the absolutely stellar Maui Film Festival—a one-of-a-kind experience that allows film buffs to screen big budget (and some not so) movies at venues that include the outdoor Celestial Cinema and SandDance Theater.

Spotlight: 3 Local Filmmakers Behind Taylor Camp and Bhutan

A chat with local filmmakers Tom Vendetti, Bob Stone and John Wherheim

In the last few years, this trio of creative-types have joined forces to give us two seemingly different films with a parallel message. One, a rare glimpse in to Bhutan's concept of "Gross National Happiness"; the second, an up-close and personal visit to a Kaua`i hippie commune in the mid-1970s. Having a hard time seeing the link?

Documentary Film Series, Monday Evenings at Honolulu Design Center

Don Brown's former U.H. Sunday Evening Films now at Hi-Tech Design Center Theater

Hawai`i-based producer and all-around story-teller of the human experience, Don Brown, has changed venues for his Sunday evening film series from UH to the Honolulu Design Center, now to be held on Monday nights. Starting at 7:00 p.m., the venue offers free parking in the covered garage off Kapiolani Boulevard.

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