“WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS” WINS AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE AT HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
“RISE OF THE WAHINE”
WINS AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST DOC
AT HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
“LAVA” WINS AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM AT HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
November 11, 2014 (Honolulu HI) The Hawaii International Film Festival Audience Award winners, presented by Hawaii New News Now, were announced on November 11, 2014. During this 34th edition of the festival, audiences voted on their favorite narrative feature, documentary feature and short film. Ballots were distributed for the screenings of every eligible film during the festival.
The audience award for Best Narrative Feature goes to WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, directed by Taika Waititi (BOY) and Jemaine Clements (EAGLE VS. SHARK). Audiences delighted in this first-hand look into the living quarters of vampires. The end result is a hysterical docu-style ride that unearths a secret, supernatural society where friendship and camaraderie are just as important as feasting upon the flesh of mortals.
The audience award for Best Documentary Feature goes to RISE OF THE WAHINE, directed by Dean Kaneshiro. Set in the 1970’s, the film is centered on a small band of minority pioneers from Hawaii who battled through racial and gender barriers–locally and nationally, socially and legally–that wouldn’t allow girls to play sports.
The audience award for Best Short Film goes to LAVA, an animated short film directed by James Ford Murphy. Pixar’s latest musical love story LAVA, pays homage to the beauty of tropical islands and ocean volcanoes, The film follows the million-year love affair between two volcanoes and features voice acting and music by local talents Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig.
The Hawaii International Film Festival celebrated their closing night on November 9th, but continues on November 13-16 with encore screenings in Big Island and Kauai. For more information, please visit www.hiff.org