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85 films/events

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'O POLI'AHU ME KUKAHAU'ULA
United States 2016 | 7 min.
Student Showcase | Culture, History, Spiritual

The story of Kukahau`ula and Poli`ahu takes place on the tallest mountain in the Pacific Ocean, MaunaKea. In the winter the Goddess Poli`ahu uses her power to blanket Maunakea with snow. Attracted by...

Sat, Nov 12 - 10:30AM  Dole Cannery A

13 MINUTES
United States 2016 | 7 min.
Student Showcase | Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction

When humans land on Mars for the first time during an internationally televised broadcast, everyone on Earth will witness events thirteen minutes after they take place.

Sat, Nov 12 - 10:30AM  Dole Cannery A

95 AND 6 TO GO
United States 2016 | 86 min.
Made In Hawaii | Documentary, Family, Halekulani Golden Orchid Nominee, Personal Narrative

Award-winning filmmaker Kimi Takesue turns the camera on her resilient grandfather who has lived in Honolulu for nearly a century. As she captures the cadence of Grandpa Tom’s daily life, he shares...

Sat, Nov 05 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery C

Sun, Nov 06 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery H

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S HEADS
United States 2016 | 11 min.
Real Life: Documentary Shorts | Art, Documentary, History

One man is on a quest to save the Presidents of the United States.

Sat, Nov 12 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery E

ALOHA FOR INDO
United States 2016 | 12 min.
Shorts Before Features | Adventure, Documentary, Environment, Social Issues

In Aloha for Indo, three surfers from Kaua`i set out to bring clean water to the people of Indonesia while on a surf trip. After arriving in Indo they learn it's much more difficult to make a...

Sat, Nov 12 - 4:15PM  Dole Cannery A

Sun, Nov 13 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery C

Thu, Nov 17 - 7:00PM  Kauai Waimea Theater

ALOHA FROM LAVALAND
United States 2016 | 52 min.
Made In Hawaii | Documentary, Environment

On June 27 2014, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano began flowing directly toward the center of Pahoa, a small town on the Big Island. Hard to predict and impossible to stop, the flow threatened to cut off...

Sun, Nov 20 - 5:30PM  Hilo Palace Theater

ALOHA VEGAS
United States 2016 | 11 min.
ACM and SU Night | Drama, Romance, Self-discovery, Student

ALOHA VEGAS is a 11-minute bittersweet romantic dark comedy about a middle age couple from Hawaiʻi. When he is diagnosed with cancer, Rock, an easy-going heavy smoker convinces his cautious wife...

Thu, Nov 10 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery A

ANIMATION
United States 2016 | 6 min.
Student Showcase | Animation, Art, Comedy

A panda, pig, dinosaur, elf, elephant, shark, and some people share the screen and also help answer the question, 'What happens when you get into an argument with a kangaroo?'

Sat, Nov 12 - 10:30AM  Dole Cannery A

APPRENTICE
United States 2016 | 115 min.
Southeast Asian Showcase | Asian Cinema, Crime, Drama, Halekulani Golden Orchid Nominee

Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who recently transferred to the territory’s top prison. At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in the charismatic 65-year-old...

Thu, Nov 10 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery E

Sun, Nov 13 - 1:15PM  Dole Cannery E

BE ABOUT IT
United States 2016 | 37 min.
Real Life: Documentary Shorts | Asian American, Biography, Documentary

BE ABOUT IT follows two fathers, two families and their battle against the deadly hepatitis B virus. Alan is a TV news reporter who regularly monitors his health. AJ is a triathlete at peak fitness....

Sat, Nov 12 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery E

BLOOD STRIPE
United States 2016 | 92 min.
Film For Thought:Hawaii Council for the Humanities | Drama, Social Issues, War

For soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, the battle is often not left on the field. Focusing on PTSD and the effects of war, BLOOD STRIPE follows one woman as she struggles with adjusting...

Sun, Nov 06 - 7:15PM  Dole Cannery C

Tue, Nov 08 - 3:45PM  Dole Cannery D

THE BONE OF A WHALE
United States 2015 | 16 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Drama, Mystery

The lives of two beach drifters are interrupted by the discovery of a mysterious bone.

Fri, Nov 11 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery A

Sat, Nov 12 - 12:30PM  Regal Kapolei

Sun, Nov 13 - 10:45AM  Dole Cannery C

Sat, Nov 19 - 12:00PM  Kauai Waimea Theater

Sun, Nov 20 - 12:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

BUTT LOVE
United States 2016 | 1 min.
Student Showcase | Animation, Art, Romantic Comedy

When butts get together....

Sat, Nov 12 - 10:30AM  Dole Cannery A

THE CALLING FROM THE HEAVEN
Japan, United States 2016 | 79 min.
Made In Hawaii | Art, Biography, Documentary, Social Issues

This touching documentary chronicles the life of Rikiya Asai, a painter with cerebral palsy who inspires the world with his innovative and humanistic art. Miwako, his mother and caretaker, is his...

Fri, Nov 04 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery B

Sat, Nov 05 - 12:45PM  Dole Cannery A

CHOKE MISREPRESENTATION: ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN IMAGES ON SCREEN
United States 2016 | 60 min.
Creative Lab | Culture, Educational, Free

Diversity and inclusion has been a hot topic in film and TV this year. A recent study by the USC Annenberg School of Communication reported that in 2015, only 14 films of the top 100 box office...

Sat, Nov 05 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery E

COOKING FOR TWO
China, Hong Kong SAR China, United States 2014 | 72 min.
Filmmaker in Focus: Cheng Pei Pei & King Hu | Asian Cinema, Comedy, Food, Free

When TV chef Marsha's ratings begin to slip, internet cooking star Rick is hired to 'mix it up' in the studio kitchen. Their new show combines Marsha's slow-cooking with Rick’s...

Mon, Nov 07 - 3:30PM  University of Hawaii at Manoa

CUTOUTS
United States 2016 | 8 min.
Student Showcase | Animation, Social Issues, Women

A girl is chased by cutouts of a magazine when struggling with self-image and confidence issues.

Sat, Nov 12 - 10:30AM  Dole Cannery A

DESIGN DISRUPTORS
United States 2016 | 75 min.
Documentaries | Art, Asian Cinema, Culture, Documentary

The future of business is being written by companies and products that – intentionally or not – shake up billion-dollar industries. From a never-before-seen perspective, DESIGN DISRUPTORS...

Thu, Nov 10 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery C

DIAGNOSED PINK
United States 2016 | 5 min.
Student Showcase | Biography, Documentary, Personal Narrative, Social Issues, Women

Lindsay, a young mother sharing her journey battling stage IV Breast Cancer.

Sat, Nov 12 - 10:30AM  Dole Cannery A

DREAM COME TRUE
United States 2016 | 87 min.
Student Showcase | Animation, Art

One day while walking down the street fantasizing about a vacation, a girl finds something quite magical and soon is taken on a journey from home and straight into her dream.

Sat, Nov 12 - 10:30AM  Dole Cannery A

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
United States 2016 | 87 min.
Documentaries | Adventure, Coming of Age, Documentary, Family Friendly, Youth/Teen

Executive produced and narrated by STAR WARS’s Daisy Ridley, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS is the story of 13 year old Aisholpan. She trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh...

Sat, Nov 12 - 4:15PM  Dole Cannery E

FAMILY STORAGE
United States 2016 | 9 min.
ACM and SU Night | Experimental, Horror, Mystery, Student, Supernatural

The story of a boy with a rather unconventional upbringing.

Thu, Nov 10 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery A

FINDING KUKAN
United States 2016 | 75 min.
Made In Hawaii | Asian American, Biography, Documentary, Halekulani Golden Orchid Nominee, History

FINDING KUKAN investigates the story of Chinese Hawaii-born Li Ling-Ai and the “lost” Oscar-winning film KUKAN, a 1941 color documentary about World War II China. Filmmaker Robin Lung goes on a...

Sat, Nov 05 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 11 - 3:45PM  Dole Cannery A

Sun, Nov 13 - 5:00PM  Dole Cannery B

FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A
United States 1989 | 56 min.
Documentaries | Asian American, Documentary, History

Newly remastered, this classic film by Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Arthur Dong takes you inside the glamorous world of Chinatown nightclubs in San Francisco and the golden age of Asian...

Sun, Nov 13 - 1:00PM  Doris Duke Theater

FOREVER, CHINATOWN
United States 2016 | 32 min.
Real Life: Documentary Shorts | Art, Asian American, Documentary, History

Artist Frank Wong’s exquisitely detailed dioramas of the Chinatown of his childhood serve as portals to the past in a rapidly changing San Francisco.

Sat, Nov 12 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery E

THE FREEDOM TO MARRY
United States 2016 | 86 min.
Documentaries | Documentary, Family, LGBT, Social Issues

At once epic and intimate, THE FREEDOM TO MARRY is the untold story of the same-sex marriage movement seen through Evan Wolfson, as he went on to lead one of the most successful civil rights...

Wed, Nov 09 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery D

Fri, Nov 11 - 4:00PM  Dole Cannery D

FROM FLOWERS TO FOOD
United States 2016 | 5 min.
Student Showcase | Docu-Drama, Educational, Environment

Told from the perspective a female worker bee, this film explores the life of honeybees, the importance of pollination to human food sources, and the threats posed by Colony Collapse Disorder.

Sat, Nov 12 - 10:30AM  Dole Cannery A

GIVEN
United States 2016 | 75 min.
Surf Cinema | Adventure, Documentary, Family, Pacific Cinema, Surf

Told through the visceral experience of a six-year-old, GIVEN follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their home of Kauai to their quest for surf and to fulfill a calling handed down...

Sat, Nov 12 - 4:15PM  Dole Cannery A

Sun, Nov 13 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery C

Thu, Nov 17 - 7:00PM  Kauai Waimea Theater

HAND JOB
United States 2015 | 9 min.
Careful What You Pack Shorts | Biography, Comedy, Documentary

Hand Job offers an in-depth, comedic look into the grueling, high-stress, and often under-appreciated profession of professional male hand modeling. We follow renown hand model, Erik Thomas Layne, as...

Sun, Nov 06 - 7:45PM  Dole Cannery E

HEARING IS BELIEVING
United States 2016 | 99 min.
Sound X Vision | Biography, Documentary, Music

Born months premature, Rachel Flowers lost her eyesight due to Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). At age two, she began picking up melodies from her musician parents and was soon playing every song...

Tue, Nov 08 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery C

Fri, Nov 11 - 1:30PM  Dole Cannery D

HIFF DOCUMENTARY LAB: ANATOMY OF OSCAR WINNING DOCUMENTARIES
United States 2016 | 240 min.
Creative Lab | Documentary, Educational, Free

In an intensive workshop led by Oscar-winning filmmaker Freida Mock (MAYA LIN, ANITA), participants will discover and analyze the qualities that make some documentaries stand above the rest. Viewing...

Sun, Nov 06 - 11:00AM  Dole Cannery E

HO'OMAU
United States 2016 | 15 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Action, Adventure, History

In the wake of a significant migratory period in ancient Hawai`i, a young woman fights for survival against a native chief determined to eradicate all newcomers.

Fri, Nov 11 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery A

Sat, Nov 12 - 12:30PM  Regal Kapolei

Sun, Nov 13 - 10:45AM  Dole Cannery C

Sat, Nov 19 - 12:00PM  Kauai Waimea Theater

Sun, Nov 20 - 12:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

HOLDOUT
United States 2016 | 23 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Action, Biography, Drama, War

HOLDOUT is a World War II film loosely based on the true story of Hiro Onoda, the last ever Japanese Holdout who kept on fighting after the war and only surrendered in 1975. Our story follows a...

Fri, Nov 11 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery A

Sat, Nov 12 - 12:30PM  Regal Kapolei

Sun, Nov 13 - 10:45AM  Dole Cannery C

Sat, Nov 19 - 12:00PM  Kauai Waimea Theater

Sun, Nov 20 - 12:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

ICEBOX
United States 2016 | 27 min.
Global Positioning Shorts | Drama, Human Rights, Social Issues

Fleeing gang violence, a young boy from Honduras is arrested crossing the US border and sent to an immigrant detention facility. Trapped inside the “Icebox” and faced with a rigid immigration...

Tue, Nov 08 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery E

IGNITE
United States 2016 | 8 min.
Student Showcase | Coming of Age, Fantasy, Sci-Fi Fantasy

A young teenage boy gifted with fire powers sees his unique abilities only bringing destruction. However, his best friend helps him to realize the hope he can brings to others around him.

Sat, Nov 12 - 10:30AM  Dole Cannery A

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