141002 Haemoo To Compete for Halekulani Golden Orchid in 34th Hawaii International Film Festival 2014
Halekulani Golden Orchid Award
Presented by Halekulani
The Golden Orchid 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.
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Hawaii festival explores Asia past and present
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.
Asian films competing for the event’s Golden Orchid Awards are South Korean thrillersA 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.
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).
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