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Florante Aguilar, Harana

Chaoying Deng,

Hideki Oka, Ultraman Saga

Booboo Stewart, White Frog

Soo-hyun Ahn, The Thieves

Red Dragonfly Entertainment

Arnold Peter, Indian Film Festival

Richard Story,

Margarite Almeida,

Sarah duPont, Amazon Gold

Los Angeles

Departures Magazine

Amazon Gold

Sal Gatdula, YOMYOMF

Jianping Qian, Shanghai Animation

Diana Xu, Miss Universe China

Irene Bedard, SAG-AFTRA

Rene Haynes, SAG-AFTRA

Film Studios

Koji Yakusho, HIFF Career

Richard Bellis, ASCAP

Daniel Henney, Shanghai Calling

Kalani Queypo, SAG-AFTRA

Achievement Award Recipient

Elizabeth Brambilla, IFC Films

Laurin Herr, Pacific Interface Inc.,

Bird Runningwater, Sundance Institute

Dr. Takahiro Yamaguchi, NTT Labs

Todd Brown,


Hiroko Sakurai, Ultraman Saga

Yang Zhang, Full Circle

Jim Burke, Producer,

Yue-Sai Kan, HIFF Lifetime

Jason Sanders, Filmmaker Magazine

Han Zheng, Shanghai University

The Descendants

Achievement Award Recipient

Sophia Savage, Indiewire

Debra Zimmerman, Women

James Cavello, Amazon Gold

Rick Kinsel, The Vilcek Foundation

Chester See, New Media Academy

Make Movies

Richard Chamberlain, ECH Lifetime

Nate Kohn, University of Georgia

Dan Shanan, Documentary

Achievement Award Recipient

Richard Kuipers, Variety

New Zealand Trust

Mridu Chandra,

Ahmed Lateef,

Gingger Shankar, Himalaya Song

Himalaya Song / Indian Summer

Holywood Foreign Press

Sebastian Siegel, Awakening World

Parvesh Cheena, SAG-AFTRA

Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse

Leon Silverman,

Dong-hoon Choi, The Thieves

Quentin Lee, White Frog

Disney Digital Studios

George Christopoulos, Oticons

Dave Liang, Himalaya Song

Christina Simpkins,

Philip Chung, YOMYOMF

Kyu-dong Min, All About My Wife

Crystal/Simpkins Films

Tom DeFanti, CALIT2:

Jin-soo Min, All About My Wife

Bryan Singer, X-Men,

California Institute for

Tadashi Nakamura, Jake

Superman Returns

Telecommunications and IT

Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings

Keoprasith Souvannavong, Radio

Goh Nakamura, Daylight Savings

France Internationale

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Student Showcase - free screening of the best videos produced by students in grades K-12 from Hawaii. Creative Lab Seminars - Topics range

• Benefited almost 12,000 youth & adults

from filmmaking to social issues, providing education and support for

• 22 Primary / Secondary and Adult

creative content development by local

Education schools benefitted

filmmakers, musicians & innovators.

• Average Evaluation Score: 4.5 on scale of 1-5 PROGRAMS Guest Filmmaker Program -

Filmmaker Q&A Program - afterscreening discussions with filmmakers KUPUNA LENS FILM PROGRAM During its 32nd year, HIFF was proud

professionals in the filmmaking

to launch this unique and innovative

industry volunteered to share their

workshop course for Hawaii residents

expertise with Hawaii’s youth through

over the age of 60, designed to teach

classroom visits and statewide video

Hawaii’s Kupuna how to create, shoot,


edit, and produce a short documentary

film. Each participant had their films

Cultural & Visual Literacy Program -

premiered at HIFF 2012 Fall Festival, as

free theater screenings for students

well as on ‘Olelo Community Television

featuring highly acclaimed films that

and through online streaming.

bear cultural and/or educational significance.

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HIFF CREATIVE LAB A gathering place in Hawaii where film, music and technology come together to offer local and visiting filmmakers, composers, and innovators from around the world, the chance to learn and collaborate on new and exciting creative content.

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HIFF 2012 CREATIVE LAB EDUCATION PROGRAMS CREATIVE LAB DETAILS Nine (9) Programs • Film Composer’s World: Craft and Career • Women Make Movies • Meet the Directors • Digital Media Technologies Summit • SAG-AFTRA: The Business of Acting Workshop • New Media Academy • Sound x Vision: The convergence of music and film in all its platforms and iterations, from appreciation of a great movie soundtrack to the business side of how music is incorporated into film properties. • Himalaya Song with Q&A • Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings Sound Check with Jake, a pre-concert technical check and Q&A session offering an insightful and educational opportunity for students of the UHCC Mele and Grammy U programs. • Charles Bradley: Soul of America • I Am

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CREATIVE LAB AND SOUND X VISION PARTICIPANTS • Leon D. Silverman: General Manager of Digital Studios at Walt Disney Studios • Laurin Herr: Founder and President of Pacific Interface, co-founder CineGrid • Thomas A. DeFanti, PhD.: National Science Foundation, KAUST Calit2Optl Presence • Richard Bellis: Emmy Award winning composer, ASCAP Board of Directors • George Christopolous: International composer agent, founder Oticons • Debra Zimmerman: Executive Director Women Make Movies • Dr. Nathaniel Kohn: Associate Director, Peabody Awards, Director of EbertFest • Jake Shimabukuro: Musician • Tadashi Nakamura: Director, Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings • Philip Chung, Kevin Wu, Chester See: YOMYOMF Network • Renee Haynes: Casting Director, Twilight Saga • Irene Bedard: Actress, Smoke Signals, Pocahontas • Kalani Quipo: Actor, The New World • Quentin Lee: Director, White Frog

NOTEABLE QUOTES AND COMMENTS “The concept of the Creative Lab is brilliant. Not only does it broaden the audience of attendees, it allows people in the industry who often never have a chance to work directly with one another to cross-pollinate and share knowledge. Film fans receive a peek behind the curtain while young aspiring filmmakers, actors, composers, etc. receive inspiration and ‘from-thehorses-mouth’ tricks of the trade. And, what better environment than in the midst of island aloha.” Richard Bellis, Emmy-Winning Composer, Author, ASCAP Board of Directors

Via email Sat., Oct. 13, 2012 My name is Daniel Bayot. We met at today’s Film Composer workshop; I was the senior in high school who asked Mr. Christopoulos and Mr. Bellis about the separation and distinction between concert composers and the film composers.

I just wanted to reiterate how valuable this seminar was for me and thank you for setting it up! I’ve received quite a bit of formal training in concert composition, but have found little opportunity to learn about composing for film. Having just started scoring short films for local directors, I was kind of at a loss on how to sketch, structure and time my music with the footage, as the sketching methods my concert music training taught me wouldn’t work. This seminar really gave me the tools to create a logical, efficient creative process for myself. I’m so excited to score my next film! Additionally, the presentation really gave me insight into the industry’s challenges and will really help me evaluate my life and career choices. :)

Mahalo, Daniel J. Bayot

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HIFF 2012 SPECIAL EVENTS • • • • •

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Pre-Festival Membership Screening Opening Day Press Conference at RumFire Sheraton Waikiki HIFF 32 Opening Night Reception at Halekulani Korea Night Reception at Halekulani China Night Gala at Halekulani: Honoring HIFF Lifetime Achievement Recipient Yue-Sai Kan Japan Reception at Halekulani Meet the Filmmakers Reception at RumFire at Sheraton Waikiki Press Conference with HIFF Career Achievement Recipient Yakusho Koji Vilcek Foundation Reception at Halekulani

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HIFF 2012 SPONSORS • Amazon Gold/ Himalaya Song Multimedia Event • NETPAC Luncheon • The Governor’s Award Reception at Washington Place • Jake Shimabukuro Documentary & Live Performance at the Hawaii Theatre • EuroCinema Hawaii Awards Gala at Moana Surfrider • Closing Day Afternoon Celebration • Closing Press Conference at Halekulani

Presenting Sponsor Halekulani

Festival Within A Festival EuroCinema Hawaii

Major Sponsors Hawaiian Airlines Hawaii Tourism Authority Regal Entertainment Group Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii Star-Advertiser

Premiere Sponsors Castle & Cooke Hawaii City & County of Honolulu, Honolulu Film Office DBEDT: Creative Industries DBEDT: Hawaii Film Office Hotel Renew Humanhand

Pacific Islanders in Communications The Vilcek Foundation Festival Sponsors ABC Stores Academy for Creative Media Aloha Salads ASCAP Bank of Hawaii Big Island Candies Bishop & Co. Café Duck Butt Electric Pencil

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HIFF 2012 SPONSORS Davis Levin Livingston DHL Disaronno Originale HonBlue First Hawaiian Bank Foundation Fishcake Hagadone Hawaii Council for the Humanities Hawaii National Bank Honolulu Cookie Company Japan Airlines Japan Foundation J. Watumull Fund Korean Airlines

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MAHALO L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Oshima Company CPA SAG-AFTRA SMART Exchange Starbucks Stella Artois Taiwan Ministry of Culture Tiffany & Co. VIP Trans Young’s Market Company Media Sponsors Ad Walls CHTV Flux Hawaii Hawaii News Now

HI Luxury Magazine Interval Island 98.5 93.9 Jamz KBFD-TV KSSK Modern Luxury Magazine Nippon Golden Network Nella Media Group Oceanic Time Warner Cable Pacific Edge Star 101.9 This Week Magazine Where Hawaii

Alphamedia, Baciu Cultural Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation, The Carol Burnett Fund For Responsible Journalism Ethics Programs University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center for Japanese Studies University of Hawaii, Chinatown Newspaper, Dwyer-Schraff-Meyer-Grant & Green, Giant Robot, Green Drinks Honolulu, Hawaii Film & Video Magazine, Hawaii Pacific University, Hawaii Public Radio, innov8, Island Life, J.J. Dolan’s, Josie & Don Over Memorial Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation, Las Vegas Bound Magazine, Peter Lewis - New Zealand Consul - Hawaii, RJH, Inc., Robert Emens Black Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation, McInerny Foundation, Morgan Stanley Foundation, RJH Inc., Roger & Chaz Ebert Foundation, Servco Foundation, Shanghai Media and Entertainment Group, Stupski Family Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation, Yelp, Young Brothers Ltd.

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Hawaii Intl Film Festival 2012 Annual Report  
Hawaii Intl Film Festival 2012 Annual Report