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Industry pros chat about respecting Hawaiian culture while shooting, and explore best practices for the influx of productions coming into the state in response to our low COVID-19 case count.

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The directors behind MIHFF's three 2021 feature-length films share insight about how their films were made and explore their creative process with Barry Wurst II, founder of the Hawai'i Film Critics Society.



In this free 60 minute virtual discussion, Hawai’i Film Critics Society Founder Barry Wurst II will chat with iconic actor, filmmaker and stuntman Branscombe Richmond about his career over the last four decades, how it has been for him finding work in Hollywood with over 200 titles to his name, his view on roles offered to Polynesian and Native American actors, and more. This panel is brought to you in collaboration with the Made in Hawai’i Film Festival, the Hawai’i Filmmakers Collective and the Hawai’i Film Critics Society.

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In this 60 minute “talk story” style retrospective, Hawaii Film Critics Society founder Barry Wurst chats with filmmaker Fairai Richmond (The Tree, HIGHER) about their favorite feature films shot in the Aloha State.

Presented in collaboration with the Hawai'i Filmmakers Collective.

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As the industry reels in the midst of the pandemic, filmmakers across the globe are wondering what the future holds for independent cinema. This hour-long panel presented by MIHFF and the Hawai'i Filmmakers Collective will unpack what it’s like getting back on set during a pandemic, and what the future might look like for filmmaking in the islands.

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