Saturday, May 28, 2022 |
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The fourth annual Hawai’i Student Film Festival will be returning to Kaua’i with venues on Kaua’i, Maui, Moloka’i and O’ahu.
Tonight, the free screening kicks off at the Kauai Village Theater at 6:30 p.m. About 40 seats are available at the KVT after invitees and judges. In addition to Kaua’i students who produced films, special guests include members of the Kaua’i County Council, Josh Lange, XBox video game system animator; former County film commissioner Judy Drosd and award-winning independent film director Aaron Yamasato.
Two films to be shown are from Kaua’i schools: “Get Moving,” by Hanalei School; and “Introduced Plants and Litter on Kaua’i” by Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School.
Saturday, films will show at the Kilauea Theater at 12 noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The festival will screen films from students in kindergarten through college. This year, a category was created for adult students in public access and community television classes.
The film festival received a proclamation from the Kaua’i County Council, sponsored by councilor JoAnn Yukimura. Paul Booth, festival coordinator, accepted the honor March 27. They also received another proclamation from the State Senate on April 1.
Judges are: Frank South, “Baywatch Hawai’i” producer; Margaret South, “Beaches” producer and production partner with Bette Midler; Rob Olague, executive producer of the Internet Movie Channel; and Aaron Yamasato, independent film award-winning producer of “Blood of the Samurai.”
The Hawai’i Student Film Festival acknowledges Kalaheo High school and Kamehameha School for continued support over four years. Other sponsors of this year’s festival are Kaua’i Community College, Associated Students of the University of Hawaii and the UH student Video and Filmmaker Association, The Vancouver Film School, Kinetic Productions, Heckmann Multimedia Productions and the Hawaii Screenwriters Association.
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