Honolulu, hi (PRWEB) September 27, 2015

Hawaii global film competition (HIFF) presented with the aid of Halekulani will return for its thirty fourth version from Oct. 30 via Nov. 9 featuring movies from 45 international locations spanning numerous genres. Festivalgoers can be encouraged to embrace this 12 months’s theme of #MyHIFFMoment via sharing their unique experiences, emotions and interpretations from experiencing HIFF films.

HIFF 2015 will open with the U.S. most desirable of THE VANCOUVER ASAHI on Oct. 30 an inspirational and dramatic actual story of the “Vancouver no Asahi” baseball workforce who played in Canada prior to World war II. The movie stars Tsumabuki Satoshi who performs a 2nd-generation japanese immigrant named Reggie Kasahara, the shortstop for the team. The workforce was once the focus of the japanese Canadian neighborhood in British Columbia until the fateful day of December 7, 1941 when the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

Anderson Le, Director of Programming, stated “HIFF is honored to open our thirty fourth pageant with an increase screening of THE VANCOUVER ASAHI, which is slated as the big Christmas release in Japan. it’s uncommon to peer the arena battle II internment camp expertise in the course of the lens of japanese nationals in an important motion picture. With a large ensemble cast which includes Japan’s greatest stars, we’re honored to most useful this film from award- winning director Yuya Ishii.”

HIFF is proud to present Danish director Morten Tyldum’s biopic THE IMITATION sport on Nov. 5 because the festival’s Centerpiece Gala (sponsored with the aid of pageant inside a pageant EuroCinema Hawaii). Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, the film chronicles the life of Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the allies win World struggle II. Turing went on to help with the development of computers on the university of Manchester after the battle but used to be prosecuted via the U.okay. executive in 1952 for gay acts. THE IMITATION sport not too long ago won the people’s option Award at Toronto international film festival (typically deemed early indicator for the most effective image Oscar).

HIFF will conclude with the arena most appropriate of Hawaii-produced VISIONS at midnight: THE life of PINKY THOMPSON on Nov. 9 directed with the aid of Sundance Alumnus Ty Sanga. Pinky Thompson was considered one of Hawaii’s nice identities who fought onerous in opposition to the stigma of an inferior native Hawaiian. He expected a super Hawaii that no person else saw and fought for it from the battlefields of Normandy, to the steps of congress, to his humble residence in Niu Valley. He championed a well being care system, created useful instructional applications and reinforced the pride of native Hawaiians. Pinky’s legacy lives on via his work as a social worker and group leader, including management posts at Kamehameha colleges and the Polynesian Voyaging Society.

Robert Lambeth, HIFF government Director stated “just like the HAUMANA closing year, we were excited to seek out an ideal and worthwhile movie from Hawaii to close this yr’s competition. Ty has directed a compelling, well-researched documentary that celebrates the life of a great cultural icon that helped shape Hawaii in the 20th century. we are honored to host the world best at the historic Hawaii Theatre heart and hope to see this film play in schools around the state within the near future.”

HIFF’s GALA displays existing an eclectic mixture of no longer-to-be-overlooked excessive profile films together with the next giant hits to come out of South Korea, Disney’s subsequent animated characteristic in response to a wonder property, the movie from the Hong Kong director that was once the closing night time movie of the Venice film festival and the sector choicest of a documentary chronicling the historical legacy of Rainbow Wahine volleyball.

large HERO 6: united states 2015: Nov.1

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes large HERO 6 an action-packed comedy-journey about the unique bond between Baymax, an inflatable robotic, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating adventure befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into danger, he turns to Baymax and his close chums’ adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. decided to uncover the thriller, Hiro transforms his chums right into a band of high-tech heroes referred to as big HERO 6.

CART: South Korea 2015: Nov. 6 &amp Nov. 9

“Go on strike” solar-hee (Yum Jung-Ah) and Hye-Mi (Moon Jung-Hee) proclaim as they elevate their voices among the massive staff of middle-aged female staff after a unexpected layoff discover. mother of two, sun-Hee and single mom Hye-Mi both work as cashiers at a big bargain retail store. The unfair lay-off incites the women to stand up towards the company officers. Reflecting contemporary social/ labor concerns in Korean society, CART promises a compelling drama of unprivileged people combating for justice.

THE GOLDEN era: Hong Kong/China 2015: Nov. 2 &amp Nov. 4

THE GOLDEN technology tells the epic story of Xiao Hong, one of China’s most famous female writers and an iconic historical figure. Hong lived through some of the most turbulent instances in chinese language history surviving poverty, the japanese invasion and the post-conflict duration. Her tale of affection, loss and poetry is superbly delivered to existence through actress Tan Wei in this lush drama helmed via director Ann Hui. THE GOLDEN era closed this year’s Venice film competition and has been chosen as Hong Kong’s legit overseas language entry to the Academy Awards.

KANO: Taiwan 2015: Nov. 1 &amp Nov. 9

Set in the early Thirties throughout the japanese colonial period (1895-1945) when Taiwanese and aborigines have been considered 2nd-category voters, KANO is in accordance with the proper story of the Kagi Agriculture and Forestry Public college’s mixed-race baseball team. The baseball workforce, the first of its kind in Taiwan, went from being a laughing stock for never profitable a sport to so much-cherished heroes competing in “Koshien,” the most prestigious highschool baseball match in Japan. From the creative staff in the back of hits SEEDIQ BALE and CAPE NO. 7.

MY good existence: South Korea 2015: Oct. 30, Nov. 1 &amp Nov. eight

16-year-old, A-Reum has Progeria Syndrome, a uncommon genetic defect that makes him look like a withering outdated man. younger parents, Mira (music Hye Kyo) and Dae-su (Kang Dong gained) are still of their early 30s and had A-Ruem when each were teens. A-Ruem simplest has few months to live, but they appear on a fundraising tv show in hopes of raising cash for his hospital therapy.

rise OF THE WAHINE: america 2015: Nov. three &amp Nov. 9

an incredible story of the fireplace and perseverance that drove underdogs to delivery Title IX and free up untold opportunities to an entire generation. situated around the university of Hawaii’s volleyball staff, these ladies (and males) lit a profound desire for women to have the same alternatives as men—in schooling, sports activities, and careers. ladies’s roles had been about to change from “housewife” to skilled-producer. Title IX used to be the door to get them there.

Halekulani organisation, HIFF’s key offering sponsor, will again existing the festival’s coveted HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID AWARDS for easiest Narrative function and very best Documentary feature. This yr’s crop of nominated movies encompass thrilling new views from emerging filmmakers in the Asia Pacific and award-beneficial socially aware documentaries which have premiered at major movie gala’s including Sundance, Cannes, Venice and Toronto. There are 5 nominees for every category:

NARRATIVE characteristic NOMINEES:

a troublesome DAY (South Korea): Director: Sung-hoon Kim: Nov. 3, Nov. 7 &amp Nov. 8

ingenious, hilarious cop thriller a troublesome DAY is a complete blast. Corrupt cop Gun-su accidentally crashes his car into a man while on the phone. as an alternative of calling the police, he stashes the body in the trunk. meanwhile, internal affairs have found out the stash of cash that Gun-su and his corrupt team have accrued. Devising ever more intricate stratagems to get out of the quite a lot of pickles he’s in, Gun-su is in for the toughest day of his existence.

a woman WALKS dwelling by myself AT night time (u.s.a.): Director: Ana Lily Amirpour:

Nov. 1 &amp Nov. 7

bizarre things are afoot in dangerous metropolis. The Iranian ghost town, residence to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and different sordid souls, is a bastion of depravity where a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants. however when boy meets lady, an unusual love story starts offevolved to blossom…blood purple. Cinema’s first Iranian vampire western by director Ana Lily Amirpour basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. This darling of the 2015 Sundance movie competition is sure to thrill.

THE FURTHEST end AWAITS (Japan): Director: Hsiu Chiung Chiang: Nov. three &amp Nov. 8

within the bucolic word Peninsula, Misaki returns to her missing father’s house, and she or he refurbishes it into an artisan coffee shop. regardless of a clumsy beginning with Eriko, a single mother and her two small children who reside next door, a cup of espresso ameliorates them to beat their very own difficulties in shifting forward in lifestyles. They quickly bond as Misaki quietly awaits for her father’s return.

HAEMOO (South Korea): Director: Sung-bo Shim: Oct. 31 &amp Nov. three

in keeping with proper events, HAEMOO tells a gripping story of a giant 69-ton fishing boat crew’s try and smuggle illegal migrants in an effort to keep their jobs. Their plan goes terribly wrong after they meet a tragic accident whereas transporting the migrants amid a heavy sea fog. First time Director Shim Sung-Bo masterfully portrays individualistic greed in human nature, marking an impressive characteristic debut with the strengthen of Bong Joon-Ho (visionary director of memories OF homicide, THE HOST and SNOWPIERCER), who produced and co-wrote the film.

PARADISE IN service (Taiwan): Director: Doze Niu Chen-Zer: Oct. 31 &amp Nov. 7

1969,Taiwan. Pao is assigned to the ocean Dragon (ARB), an army unit with an severe popularity stationed on the island of Kinmen, geographically on the subject of mainland China. His distinctive mission seems extra perilous than actually defending Taiwan from the communist, particularly for a younger man who continues to be a virgin. this is the most recent movie from the director of MONGA, which received the NETPAC Award for highest Asian film at HIFF 2015.


9-MAN (usa): Director: Ursula Liang: Nov. 1 &amp Nov. 5

since the 1930s, chinese males have played the ‘9-man’ streetball recreation within the alleys and parking a whole lot of Chinatown. At a time when rules like the chinese Exclusion Act compelled them to socialize exclusively among themselves, 9-man offered fraternity for these separated from their families. Pivoting between Chinatown parking quite a bit and jellyfish-stuffed dinner party scenes, the film captures the spirit of 9-man as avid gamers both battle for a championship and struggle to preserve a recreation that holds so much historical past.

restricted PARTNERSHIP (usa): Director: Thomas G. Miller: Nov. three &amp Nov. eight

In 1975, Filipino American Richard Adams and Australian, Tony Sullivan became one of the first related-intercourse couples on the earth to be legally married. After applying for a inexperienced card for Tony, the couple acquired a denial letter stating, ‘you’ve got failed to ascertain that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.’ Outraged, the couple sued the U.S. govt, submitting the first federal lawsuit looking for equal remedy for a comparable-intercourse marriage in U.S. history.

SHUNNED (Philippines): Director: Janice Villarosa: Nov. 2 &amp Nov. three

beneath the competition smile, sexy outfits and colourful exterior lies the transsexuals’ every day ache of achieving the ultimate goal — to be comfortable with themselves and be well-known. SHUNNED bargains a glimpse into their struggles, battles with society, their love lifestyles, and transition to become a woman. A no holds barred look into the lives of various transsexuals (male to feminine), in the Philippines.

VISIONS at the hours of darkness: THE lifetime of PINKY THOMPSON (u.s.a.): Director: Ty Sanga:

Nov. 9

Pinky Thompson idea greater than himself and additional than the only result in at hand. He fought hard against the stigma of an inferior native Hawaiian. He championed a health care machine, created invaluable instructional applications and strengthened the pleasure of native Hawaiians. He predicted an ideal Hawaii that no person else noticed and fought for it from the struggle fields of Normandy, to the steps of congress, to his humble house in Niu Valley.

we’re the enormous (u.s.): Director: Greg Barker: Nov. 2, Nov. four &amp Nov. 8

considering late 2015, greater than a dozen nations have skilled fashionable uprisings which have jointly been known as the Arab Spring. Protests, buoyed by predominately young contributors and social-media organizing, have uncovered repression and led to regime changes. What does it imply to take part in a collective action that has the potential to united states of america dictators? powerful, tragic, yet in a roundabout way inspiring, the stories of three pairs of activists from three international locations offer hope towards apparently unattainable odds.

presented by the Vilcek groundwork, the annual NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS program highlights the contributions of gifted immigrant filmmakers to up to date American cinema. In 2015, the eighth annual New American Filmmakers software will spotlight the work of six proficient, chopping-edge overseas-born artists, and can embrace a master category with one featured filmmaker chosen from the team. All six featured filmmakers shall be in attendance at the competition for their film screenings and to take part in put up-screening Q&ampA sessions. a number of selected filmmakers from the workforce may even take part in HIFF’s visitor Filmmaker software, a unique software that brings filmmakers from all over the world into native k-12 lecture rooms to talk with college students about filmmaking.

NEW FRONTIERS software is a brand-new part so that it will highlight a theme or neighborhood that isn’t neatly centered in Hawaii. For this inaugural yr, the theme of “increasing Boundaries of art &amp Media in Islamic Communities” is offered by means of The Doris Duke Charitable basis, Doris Duke groundwork for Islamic art and Shangri La, a center for Islamic arts and cultures. The 2015 NEW FRONTIERS program is multi-platform cultural and training software enthusiastic about exploring various international Islamic communities through media arts including film screenings, teaching programs and a media arts showcase that includes chopping- facet filmmakers and artists from the Islamic world.

Anna page, HIFF’s associate director of programming, said: “we are honored to have the brand new AMERICAN FILMMAKERS program and NEW FRONTIERS application as a part of the HIFF 2015 software. they supply public boards for voices that are diverse and show off the very mandate of HIFF in selling cultural working out during the medium of movie and visible media.”

PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN COMMUNICATIONS (PIC) is continuing its partnership with HIFF in presenting the annual Pacific exhibit, a bit containing features, documentaries and short movies from Pacific Islander movie and media makers from the Pacific Rim. This year there are works from Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, Samoa and Tonga.

New for 2015, HIFF is partnering with %for the primary ever HAWAII MEDIAMAKERS conference, a one-day symposium on Oct. 29 with a view to construct ideas for the future of media in Hawaii. The convention will characteristic speakers from numerous fields within the media trade, and an all-Maori panel of media makers who will discuss building a local business. discussion subject matters will embody cultural accountability, digital innovation, fundraising, indigenous storytelling and intellectual property. To register consult with

creative LAB and inventive Lab at HIFF present a wealthy environment for world ingenious collaboration and building new trade relationships thru a worldwide lens. HIFF and Hawaii State department of trade, financial development and Tourism (DBEDT) creative Industries Division, have developed key relationships with trade companions including the Writers Guild of the united states-West (WGAW), Producers Guild of the us (PGA), Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts (HARA) and screen Actors Guild/AFTRA (SAG-AFTRA). creative Lab furthers the professional building of ingenious entrepreneurs and will increase the expansion of commercially doable content material for acquisition/distribution.

“Our goal with inventive LAB AT HIFF is to unfold the wealth yr-spherical. We’re web hosting less initiatives all through the fall festival with the dedicated intent to time table other elements in spring 2015 all the way through our Spring exhibit,” says Robert Lambeth, HIFF’s executive Director. “this way we provide a more holistic ethos of tutorial and profession growing suites that offer better alternatives for people, especially those primarily based in the community, to get entangled, study and collaborate.”

the following programs can be held throughout HIFF at the up to date Honolulu, the authentic lodge sponsor of ingenious Lab at HIFF:


creative LAB items a unique seminar with award-successful ingenious content developer Bernie Su. An Emmy and Streamy award winner and creator of the net series THE LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES, EMMA approved, and DR. VICTORIA FRANKENSTEIN, will conduct a masterclass in producing content material for the online and utilizing social media to create an interactive storytelling experience.


the brand new MEDIA CAMP (NMC) is every week-long intensive video workshop (November 1 – 9) where six participants obtain hands-on steerage and expertise from professionals within the new media world. Mentors embrace a success YouTube partners and content producers, working filmmakers in conventional media, social media experts, and Hollywood actors who will present improve by serving to participants hone their craft in the manufacturing of a short movie, utilizing the theme of “mobilizing your world.” This year’s NMC, with the generous enhance of AT&ampT, Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) and interTREND, will utilize the Hawaiian language within the quick movie’s story in an important way.


A discussion on the state of writing in the leisure trade with a notable Hollywood screenwriter. This keynote presentation is the culmination of the author’s Accelerator program, a four-day, immersive application for writers in motion footage, tv and broadband (net series). writer’s Accelerator is designed to empower writers to take their tales and craft to the subsequent level by way of one-on-one and small crew education.


The Producer – The Artist: Ever surprise how a guitar taking part in unit manufacturing manager went from Producers Guild of the us (PGA) volunteer to govt producer of the Academy Award winning movie THE ARTIST? Award-successful producer, Antoine de Cazotte, will share his unique trip from his house in France to his breaking into the Hollywood elite, sharing his insights into what it takes to be a perfect producer and why he equates being a producer to being an artist.


An annual favorite amongst HIFF attendees, the creative LAB AT HIFF 2015 Actors Workshop will characteristic an immersive software for a choose workforce of scholar actors and a free public conversation with Academy and Tony Award-winning actress Marcia homosexual Harden (MAGIC within the MOONLIGHT, FIFTY colorations OF gray).

HIFF 2015 will have fun the theme of find YOUR second AT HIFF honoring the competition’s popularity as a populist competition, with a assorted vary of film genres for any more or less movie lover. HIFF is encouraging attendees to use social media to share their HIFF moments through the use of the hashtag #MyHIFFMoment. Is it crying all over a weepy Korean melodrama? Is it being exhilarated by means of an excessive samurai action sequence? Or is it meeting your favourite stars? no matter it is, HIFF wants to know!

Tickets go on sale on Sept. 26 for HIFF Ohana participants and on Oct. 2 to most of the people.

What: thirty fourth Hawaii world movie pageant offered by way of Halekulani

When: Oct. 30 – Nov. 9, 2015

where: Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theatres &amp IMAX, Consolidated Koko Marina at Koko Marina purchasing center, Hawaii Theatre middle, Courtyard Cinema at Ward Villages, Consolidated Ward 16

Ticket costs: $ 12 general public, $ 10 seniors, militia, college students, youngsters, $ 8 HIFF Ohana participants (HIFF’s movie club)

Ticket Purchases: on-line at, in person – HIFF box place of job, cellphone: (808) 447-0577

Hawaii global film festival

established in 1981, the Hawaii international movie pageant is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of cultural alternate and media awareness within the Pacific Rim. HIFF is a most excellent world film experience that has won the praise of governments, filmmakers, students, educators, programmers and movie industry leaders across the globe. HIFF’s programming has two specific mandates: to be a festival of report for emerging films from Asia, the Pacific, and North the us and to present the highest competition motion pictures from around the world, every year screening movies from over forty five nations. HIFF additionally gifts educational content material and panels within the fields of film and tune, and cellular entertainment and gaming. These transmedia applications mirror HIFF’s dedication to exhibiting progressive inventive content material coming from the Asia Pacific Rim. visit

HIFF’s main sponsors are: hotels &amp resorts of Halekulani, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Starwood hotels &amp inns Hawaii, Regal leisure staff, Hawaiian airlines, The brand new Honolulu hotel, Nella Media group, and EuroCinema Hawaii.

since the starting of this year, we have now noticed that there are a lot more people soliciting for volleyball lapel pins.  often, traveling make a choice teams contact us a month prior to an incredible sports activities tournament because they want pins designed and produced for their avid gamers.  The sports activities lapel pins are custom this means that that they are adorned with the team’s emblem, identify, mascot, and participant numbers.  This helps to ascertain identification at completely different events and tournaments all the way through the season.

custom Volleyball Lapel Pins for Sponsors of Tournaments

Sponsors that host volleyball tournaments often request their own custom pins which can be passed out with the acquisition of a program or bought to raise money for the host location.  this can be a great possibility for companies and companies of all sizes to extend their presence of their group through the use of personal branding.

Sponsor lapel pins regularly embody the company or team’s title, region, emblem, URL or electronic mail handle.  This makes it straightforward for others to contact them long after the experience is over.  those businesses and organizations having a look to make a fair larger impact can connect their sports lapel pins to a piece of customized cardstock or a trade card and hand these out at tournaments and other athletic events.

high school Fundraisers the usage of sports activities Lapel Pins

excessive schools use their volleyball pins to promote as fundraisers so that they may be able to go to state tournaments.  These events incessantly exceed the athletic budgets of most colleges.  custom lapel pins are price effective and memorable.  as a result of they’re customized, they grasp personal that means and are seen as being extra precious than different kinds of disposable merchandise like ink pens and plastic cups.

along with lasting longer than other types of giveaway items, volleyball lapel pins never exit of fashion.  they are as distinctive because the teams they represent and become treasured keepsakes to everybody that receives one.  the place else are you able to find a promotional product that is lengthy lasting, sturdy, sensible, portable, custom, sexy, and visible?

trading Lapel Pins With other teams

Like other team sports, volleyball tournaments supply numerous excitement.  On that note, coaches and parents like their gamers to interact with the opposite groups as a lot as that you can imagine.  this is why they decide to create volleyball buying and selling lapel pins for all of their athletes.  this stuff function tokens of friendship and just right sportsmanship to groups from all over the arena.

The athletes can then go as much as avid gamers on other groups and ask to see what pins they have and what they’re keen to exchange for.  This makes for a memorable experience for all parties concerned and each volleyball player goes dwelling with new sports lapel pins to indicate their family members and friends.

bounce on the bandwagon and order your volleyball lapel pins nowadays.  the sport has a following that’s growing each day.  Share your love for bumping, setting, and spiking with others by contacting Lapel Pins Plus and sharing your design concepts with us.  We’re ready to help you start personalizing your own customized sports lapel pins.


Tags: big south volleyball tournament 2015 -