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April 12th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Art, Media, The Web

With a collection of over 250  films by Asian and Pacific Islanders, is the idealized, online equivalent of a independent film festival. No cramped schedules, no limited runs, every title available 24-7. TechCrunch described it as “a Netflix for Asian Pacific indie filmmakers.” Asians and Pacific Islanders are said to be responsible for creating half […]

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Celebrating “LOST” with HIFF [Updated]

October 19th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 8 Comments · Events, Lost, Television

On Saturday, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) featured a full day of programs devoted to ABC’s hit television series “LOST.” There were three 90-minute “master classes” held at the Regal Theatres at Dole Cannery in the afternoon, capped off with a gala evening event — “An Evening with Damon Lindeloff and Carlton Cuse” (pictured […]

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September 16th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Hawaii, Media, Pop Culture, Television

Updated Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.: As reported late last month, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is collaborating with the producers and creators of the hit television show “LOST” for a series of special events on Saturday, Oct. 17. There will be a series of “master classes” during the day, but the centerpiece will be […]

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LOST Notes

October 19th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Lost

A smattering of “LOST” notes for the week, all from more fortunate friends. From Darcy, news of a location shoot at the old Honolulu Brewing Co. building on Queen Street, last seen in a flashback for the late, great Charlie Pace. From Nurse Ariel, news of a military camp of some kind set up on […]

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Lee Jun Ki Snubs Hawaii Fans

October 17th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 12 Comments · Hawaii, Pop Culture

I’d never heard of Lee Jun Ki until today, but I gather some of his fans now wish they could say the same thing. Hawaii is a hotbed of J-Pop and K-Pop fandom, a fact that has no doubt fueled some of the success of the Hawaii International Film Festival. For this year’s Spring Festival, […]

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Help HIFF, Score Tix

October 15th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Hawaii, Pop Culture

The Hawaii International Film Festival is undeniably the world’s premiere “East-meets-West” showcase, bringing Asian and western cinema, art, and culture together like nothing else… right here in the middle of the Pacific. For all its red carpets and top-shelf talent, however, HIFF still needs an enormous network of volunteers to survive. HIFF has issued a […]

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