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HIFF opening night reception

The 2012 Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) kicked off Thursday evening with a gala reception held at the Halekulani.Diana Xu, China’s contestant in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant, was one of the many guests who joined festival sponsors, staff and…

Favorite foodie moments from non-foodie films

The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), which gets underway Thursday, is one of the highlights of my year. One thing I absolutely love about HIFF is that there’s always a great collection of food films, which appeals to both the…

An amazing HIFF comes to an end

Another awesome HIFF has come to an end, and it was truly a marathon 11 days for me. The thing that really wore me out this year were the number of events. There was an event virtually every night of…

HIFF: ‘The Descendants’ screening

During the past few weeks, the most sought after ticket in town has been for the HIFF premiere of “The Descendants,” starring George Clooney. Although I came to Sunday’s screening simply to take photos outside the theater, I was fortunate…

Pics: HIFF Awards Ceremony

Cinema fans gathered at Washington Place Tuesday night for the Hawaii International Film Festival awards ceremony. Voting for the audience choice awards for best narrative, documentary and short film will continue through the rest of the festival. Results will be…

HIFF: Interview with Tamlyn Tomita

When I received my media pass for this year’s Hawaii International Film Festival, the first thing I did was ask HIFF Publicity Director Jake Anderson if it would be possible to interview some of the stars scheduled to attend. He…

An Afternoon with ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Part 2

As promised, here is the second part of the panel discussion, An Afternoon with “Hawaii Five-0,” that look place Sunday afternoon at the Halekulani Hotel, as part of the Hawaii International Film Festival.Here’s Part 1 of the discussion, in case…

HIFF review: ‘Night Market Hero’

I got to preview the Taiwanese film, “Night Market Hero,” as one of the designated foodie films of the Hawaii International Film Festival. If you’re looking for a lot of food porn, this won’t be for you. (Although it takes…

HIFF: An Afternoon with ‘Hawaii Five-O’

The Hawaii International Film Festival sidestepped into the television industry Sunday afternoon with its panel discussion, An Afternoon with “Hawaii Five-0,” at the Halekulani Hotel.The panel — moderated by HIFF programing director Anderson Le — featured executive producer Peter Lenkov,…

Party pics: EuroCinema Hawaii awards

The cast of “Hawaii Five-O” and “The River” were among the stars who attended EuroCinema Hawaii’s 2011 Awards Gala Saturday evening at the Moana Surfrider. The award for Best Film at this annual soiree went to the British film, “We…

HIFF review: ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’

I had the privilege of attending Thursday night’s Yelp screening of the fantastic documentary, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” one of the films at this year’s Hawaii International Film Festival.The film tells the story of 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, who…

Review: ‘Patisserie Coin de Rue’

As soon as I saw HIFF’s spring schedule, I knew I had to see “Patisserie Coin de Rue,” which centers on a brash, eager woman named Natsume, who leaves her father’s cake shop in Kagoshima for Tokyo in search of…

Food porn: ‘Kings of Pastry’

The Regal Dole Cannery Theatres were packed Saturday as the first weekend of the Hawaii International Film Festival kicked off. The highlights of the night were premieres of much talked about films like “Papa Mau: The Wayfinder,” which has already…

‘Red Hill’ and ‘Ecila’ HIFF premieres

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