The 34th Hawaii International Film Festival (30 Oct — 9 Nov 2014) shifts to the end of October this year, opening with ISHII Yuya 石井裕也‘s The Vancouver Asahi バンクーバーの朝日 about a baseball team of second-generation Japanese in the 1930’s. […]
The film headlines a lineup of films from 45 countries, including more than 60 films from Asia. With the Vancouver festival downsizing its Asian lineup, Hawaii is now one of the largest showcases for Asian cinema in North America. […]
Asian films competing for the event’s Golden Orchid Awards are South Korean thrillers A Hard Day 끝까지 간다 and Haemoo 해무 | 海霧, Philippines’ transsexual documentary Shunned, and — from Taiwan film-makers — Paradise in Service 軍中樂園 and The Furthest End Awaits さいはてにて かけがえのない場所.
A brand-new section this year is the New Frontiers Program that in its inaugural edition has an Islamic theme. The Asian films are Brunei’s Yasmine (about silat martial arts) and, from Singapore, Banting (about wrestling) and Sayang Disayang (about food).
Sayang Disayang is among several Asian films screening that have been submitted as foreign language Oscar candidates. Other potential nominees in the lineup include Haemoo (South Korea), The Golden Era (Hong Kong) and The Teacher’s Diary คิดถึงวิทยา (Thailand).
The festival’s main Asian lineup is programmed in spotlight sections dedicated to recent films from seven regions: Japan, South Korea, China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, India, Philippines and Southeast Asia (excluding Philippines). […]
Note: parts unrelated to Haemoo were omitted.
Source: FilmBiz Asia
The 34th Hawaii Film Festival (HIFF) will be held on October 30 to November 9. Haemoo has been selected to be one of the ten Halekulani Golden Orchid Award Nominees.
The Golden Orchid Award (presented by Halekulani) is bestowed upon the narrative and documentary films that best express artistic and technical excellence and promote cross-cultural understanding. Like the rare endemic orchids of our native Hawaii, these awards recognize singular achievements amid collective beauty.
Each nominated film furthers the Hawaii International Film Festival mandate to entertain, enlighten and empower. Our international jury will select the films that articulate this manifesto consistent with the cross-pollination of words, ideas and images that comprise the kinetic and visceral power of film. (Source)