Thursday, October 11, 2007

"Home Again" on the Internet

As the Hawaii Internationl Film Festival approaches, information about "Home Again" can be found in various places around the Internet.

Home Again blog

Information about Cast and Crew

The Hawaii International Film Festival's B-Side site

Check out the links to learn more about the movie.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

"Home Again" on Oceanic Cable's Video on Demand Ch. 680

From Anderson Le,
HIFF Program Director

>Congratulations in participating in this year's Louis Vuitton Hawaii
>International Film Festival, scheduled for October 18 - 28. As a
>Hawaii-based or Hawaii-connected filmmaker, your film is eligible to
>compete in a new platform and award that we are presenting this year,
>the Viewer's Choice V.O.D. Award powered by Oceanic Time Warner
>Cable. Starting October 1, we will have a special category on NGN On
>Demand Ch. 680 for the VOD Award. Your film can be viewed on this
>channel, where digital cable subscribers can then vote for their
>favorite film. This month-long window of promotion and voting will
>happen up to a certain point during the festival, where we will still
>present your film theatrically in either an ACM shorts program or in
>one of the other international shorts programs we have playing in the
>festival, if you are not an ACM student. The winner will be announced
>during our awards ceremony ...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Reserve the Date

The Hawaii International Film Festival's ACM night will take place on Sunday, October 21 at 6:30pm at the Dole Theaters.

Ticket information has not yet been released.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Home Again Accepted into HIFF

---- Original Message ----
From: Anderson Le
To: Joelle-Lyn Damo Sarte
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 2:57:51 PM
Subject: HOME AGAIN::Louis Vuitton Hawaii Int'l Film Festival

Dear Joelle-Lyn,

Aloha, I hope this message finds you well. My name is Anderson Le and I am the program director of the Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival, scheduled for October 18 - 28, 2007. It gives me great pleasure to accept your film entry, HOME AGAIN, to be included in this year's film festival.

This year's festival takes place from October 18 - 28 in Honolulu, Hawaii. I look forward to working with you in a mutually agreeable arrangement that will benefit both of us and secure a prime screening for the film at the LVHIFF. To screen at this festival, we require a U.S. or Hawaii premiere and that the film has not been screened in the State of Hawaii before the festival (includes any national television broadcast).

Please download and fill out our HIFF FILM DATA SHEET completely and fax it back to us at your earliest convenience:

We require that you send us a final version on DVD as part of our screener library, as well as press and publicity materials that we will request in a separate e-mail.

Filled with insight and discovery, the LVHIFF is dedicated to advancing understanding and cultural exchange among the peoples of Asia, the Pacific and North America. Each year, more than 70,000 attendees throughout Hawaii viscerally experience the sounds and images of filmmaking from around the world. This cultural exchange of ideas, presented through the powerful medium of film, raises the awareness of our similarities and differences alike. In 2006, the festival was covered in a special LVHIFF issue of Variety, as well as The Hollywood Reporter, Screen International, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Sun Times, Le Monde, The Japan Times, Aintitcoolnews, Twitch Film, Dark Horizons, Cinematical, and Greencine and so forth.

In the meantime, congratulations in your inclusion to this year's LVHIFF. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at your convenience. We look forward to presenting your film to our local, national and international guests and attendees.
Anderson Le
Program Director

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

UH Academy for Creative Media Sponsors Women's Filmmaker Initiative

Two ACM students win awards to produce short narrative and animation films

HONOLULU - The Academy for Creative Media (ACM) has created a Women's Filmmaker Initiative and selected two ACM students to receive the 2007 awards.

Joelle-Lyn Sarte and Randee Chang will each receive $1,250 to produce their short films, "Home Again," a live-action short, and "One Time Dis Magic Guy...," an animated short film.

"I feel that this grant is a great opportunity for women filmmakers to share with the world their experiences living in such a culturally rich environment. Personally, this grant is a source of motivation--to be able to tell the stories that I would like to share and give people a little insight to what kind of person I am," said Chang upon receiving her award.

Sarte added, "I am both grateful and amazed to see the ACM and the university's Diversity and Equity Initiative place significance on the efforts to get women filmmakers' voices heard."

ACM Assistant Professor Joel Moffett, who heads the screenwriting program, noted, "The Women's Filmmaker Initiative is a perfect example of what separates the ACM from other film schools on the mainland--we go out of our way to nourish unique voices from underrepresented groups."

The Academy's Filmmaker Initiative is a screenwriting competition to provide essential funding for the production of two narrative or documentary media projects created by women from traditionally underrepresented ethnic groups, including Native Hawaiian, Filipino, Melanesian, Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican, Samoan, Fijian, Micronesian, Asian, Asian American, African, African American, and Hispanic. The competition is supported by a grant from the university's Diversity and Equity Initiative (