HIFF Award Winners Announced

Hawaii International Film Festival recently wrapped up its 33rd annual festival, which featured dozens of workshops, parties, and of course tons of film screenings. But only a few of those films were selected to win a prestigious HIFF award. The winners were as follows:

Audience Award for Best Narrative
THE HAUMANA
Director: Keo Woolford

Audience Award for Best Documentary
DOCUMENTED
Directors: Jose Antonio Vargas and Ann Lupo

Audience Award for Best Short Film
DRESS
Director: Henry Ian Cusick

Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Best Narrative (Tie)
BLUE RUIN
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
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INTRUDERS
Director: Young-seok Noh

Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Best Documentary
REMOTE AREA MEDICAL
Directors: Jeff Reichert & Farihah Zaman

NETPAC Award (First or second feature from an Asian country)
MONSOON SHOOTOUT
Director: Amit Kumar

EuroCinema Hawai’i Awards:
The Princess Dialta Alliata de Montereale Award for Best Film
THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN
Director: Felix van Groeningen

Rising Star Award: Harry Shum, Jr.
Best Director: Bernardo Bertolucci, ME AND YOU
Best Actor: Luca Barbareschi, SOMETHING GOOD
Best Actress: Paulina Garcia, GLORIA
Best Student Film: Erin Lau, LITTLE GIRL’S WAR CRY

Congratulations to all the winners!

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