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It’s been a long-time goal for business and government to broaden Hawai'i’s economy beyond its main driver of tourism. One growth area in recent years: film and television production.  That’s true across the state—and also on Hawai'i Island.  HPR contributing reporter Sherry Bracken has more from Kona.

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Anthony Quintano

The Doris Duke Theatre’s annual Surf Film Festival is underway with choice selections like Nervous Laughter, about an El Nino year at Pe’ahi, Maui’s notorious winter break, and Alternative Surf Craft, about new and unique ways of riding waves.  HRP’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a film about one longboard ‘s travels through waves and lives around the world.   Surf film director, Jason Baffa discusses current directions.

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Cartoons once dismissed as filler or just for laughs, are big business now.  Animations can shape our view of the world and now, hand in hand with virtual reality and digital gaming, animations are being used to preserve and perpetuate traditional culture.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

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Hawaii may not often appear as itself in movies but as a shooting location, it has been on a hot streak. PBN editor-in-chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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One movie got 14 Oscar nods yesterday, but in much of the Pacific, La La Land has to share the headlines with Tanna, a film shot entirely on location in a village in Vanuatu. More on the “Best Foreign Language Film” nominee from Neal Conan in Today’s Pacific News Minute.

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Red Bull Media House

A new documentary is looking behind the scenes of big wave surfing with a professional.

“Distance between Dreams” follows surfer Ian Walsh through the last year’s season… with a special focus on surfing Jaws on Maui.  It provides a unique first person perspective into the training, technology and preparation that goes into surfing giant waves.  Walsh says he wanted to take a different approach to the traditional surfing movie.

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Chinese investment capital is continuing to shape the economic future in many parts of the world. On O‘ahu, China Oceanwide Holdings has already spent hundreds of millions of dollars on property investment at Ko Olina and Kapolei West. And this week, there’s a new and unusual Chinese player in Hollywood. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

The Conversation: Monday, August 15th, 2016

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Education for the Future; Stand-Up Bass; How Different Levels of Government Affect You; A New Independent Film Made in Hawaii


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The 9th annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival kicks off Saturday at the Doris Duke Theater inside the Honolulu Museum of Art.

The Conversation: Thursday, June 16th, 2016

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Renting to Homeless; French Film Festival in Honolulu; Tackling Ocean Debris; Celebrating Juneteenth

Finding Land Lords for the Homeless: Kimo Carvahlo

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If you saw a movie over the weekend, you’re already part of one of Hollywood’s most important seasons.  The period from Thanksgiving through New Year’s weekend is critical for box office performance. But this year, there’s a twist from overseas.  HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

It’s a big season for Hollywood…and part of the news is coming from China.  Last week, movie ticket sales in China swept past a milestone: 40-billion yuan… with several weeks to go in the year.

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   Hawai‘i movie audiences have a reputation for being knowledgeable, with an appetite for films that has been cultivated by the Hawai‘i International Film Festival over the past 35 years.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports that this year, an effort has begun to develop local critics and writers who can help shape and expand the film scene in the islands.

The Hawai‘i International Film Festival continues through November 22nd.   For a full schedule with links, Hawai‘i International Film Festival

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If movie watching has been on your holiday list of things to do, you’re not alone. In China, movies have become a multi-billion dollar industry. This year, box office sales have been climbing, but may fall short of industry targets. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

4th World Films
4th World Films

A “Lāhainā Noon” is a solar phenomenon where the sun passes directly overhead. People standing outdoors no longer cast a shadow and Hawaiians believe that at this moment, an individual gains extra mana (power) as their shadow crawls back into their body. The occurrence is the centerpiece of three unrelated stories woven into in a new locally produced film called Lāhainā Noon. The characters are confronted with choices, and their deepest desires are amplified by the midday sun.

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  This Saturday, Chamber Music Hawai’i' polishes off their 2014 season with  hi-jinks, cops and robbers, chase scenes and romance.  The country's leading exponent of original American music is in Honolulu to recreate an authentic experience of silent film comedy with live orchestra for Honolulu audiences.  HPR's Noe Tanigawa reports.

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Hawaii Film Studio
Hawaii Film Studio

The Hawaii Film Studio is gearing up for a much-needed upgrade.  This week, nearly $3.5 million in capital improvement funds was released by the governor. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

The Maui Film Festival kicks off tonight with a night under the stars and a very special focus on Hawai’i.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

The Maui Film Festival  continues through June 16th. You can find the full schedule online.

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Environmental ethics and indigenous perspectives are finding common ground and creating alliances around the world.  This weekend’s Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival celebrates communities from around the world, coming together.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.