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STUDENT SHOWCASE

Various Directors | 87 mins.

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Saturday, November 12 10:30 AM Dole Cannery A Date Passed
 

Films

DREAM COME TRUE

DREAM COME TRUE

Directed by: Phoenix Maimiti Valentine Uesugi
2016 | 0 min. | Premiere: International Premiere

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.

A STAR AND ITS REFLECTION

A STAR AND ITS REFLECTION

Directed by: Phoenix Maimiti Valentine Uesugi
2016 | 0 min. | Premiere: International Premiere

The fictitious quarrel between the sun and the moon.

13 MINUTES

13 MINUTES

Directed by: Gavin Arucan
2016 | 7 min. | Premiere: International Premiere
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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.

IGNITE

IGNITE

Directed by: Anna Garcia, Rosario Joaquin
2016 | 8 min. | Premiere: International Premiere
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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.

REMEMBERING MARGO

REMEMBERING MARGO

Directed by: Makana Richter
2016 | 13 min. | Premiere: Hawaii Premiere
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Margo and Owen were best friends. That was until she was killed in a hit and run. Now, Owen must find the pieces of himself that were lost when their friendship was ripped away, as well as overcome the guilt he feels for being the one responsible.

WHEN WE'RE GONE

WHEN WE'RE GONE

Directed by: Maui Huliau Foundation
2016 | 3 min. | Premiere: Festival Premiere

A musical remake of “The Cup Song” by Anna Kendrick in the film Pitch Perfect, this film highlights Hawaiʻi’s endangered species and the threats they face as species vanish beneath the cups.

FROM FLOWERS TO FOOD

FROM FLOWERS TO FOOD

Directed by: Lexi Justus, Jaden Kreutner, Kate Laurion
2016 | 5 min. | Premiere: Festival Premiere

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.

RESTORING THE DUNES

RESTORING THE DUNES

Directed by: Jacob Harris, Kaimana Idica, Troy Lau
2016 | 6 min. | Premiere: Festival Premiere

This short documentary film shares the incredible work being done by South Maui Volunteers in restoring and protecting South Maui’s dune habitat and in building trails, walkovers, benches and other beach park amenities.

'O POLI'AHU ME KUKAHAU'ULA

'O POLI'AHU ME KUKAHAU'ULA

Directed by: Hunter Catton
2016 | 7 min. | Premiere: Hawaii Special Screening
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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 the Goddesses beauty, Kukahau`ula shines through the harsh conditions to warm the heart of the Goddess.

ANIMATION

ANIMATION

Directed by: Cole Galiciano, Breanne Ihara, Tanner Isaacs, Alyssa Ishida, Madison Moku, Akemi Santiago
2016 | 6 min. | Premiere: International Premiere

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?'

CUTOUTS

CUTOUTS

Directed by: Kyung Ju Lee
2016 | 8 min. | Premiere: International Premiere

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

ONLY IF YOU LET IT

ONLY IF YOU LET IT

Directed by: Angelique Pineda
2015 | 4 min. | Premiere: Return Engagement
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This short film was created to speak up about the topic of comedy, and if it goes too far. A girl’s classmates says a joke about her. She overreacts and perceives everyone to be laughing at her. As she runs away, her classmates chase her, like the joke chases her in her own head. Comedy is all subjective, and it's all about how you distinguish it. “Comedy only crosses the line if you let it.”

BUTT LOVE

BUTT LOVE

Directed by: Ginger Morris, Breann Rodriguez
2016 | 1 min. | Premiere: International Premiere

When butts get together....

DIAGNOSED PINK

DIAGNOSED PINK

Directed by: Kayla Manz
2016 | 5 min. | Premiere: International Premiere

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

RAYNOR

RAYNOR

Directed by: Samuel Nishimiya
2016 | 4 min. | Premiere: International Premiere

Following surfboard shaper Matty Raynor, this documentary takes viewers into the world of surfboard shaping.

TAKING NOTES: ADVICE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS

TAKING NOTES: ADVICE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS

Directed by: Isabel Wiemken
2016 | 10 min. | Premiere: International Premiere

Are you an aspiring musician who feels like your dream of playing music is a little too high to reach? Perhaps you can learn a thing or two from Topaz, a band of five men who began their successful music journeys here in Hawaii. Take notes from them as they share with you some advice on how to achieve your maximum musical potential.