GIFF 2017 Director Statements

Rhiannon Bannenberg (Rip Tide)

Rhiannon Bannenberg (Rip Tide)

(Rhiannon Bannenberg is the director of “Rip Tide”, a GIFF Grand Jury Award Nominee for Best Narrative Feature and Achievement in Acting Award Nominee for the performance of actor Genevieve Hegney.) TICKET INFO Iʼm excited for audiences to see Rip […]

Quinn Wilson (Calvin's Story)

Quinn Wilson (Calvin’s Story)

(Quinn Wilson is the director of “Calvin’s Story”) TICKET INFO I believe film has the potential to better the greater good. When we tell stories that entertain as well as enlighten audiences to socio-political issues or create empathy for characters […]

Dan Mirvish (Bernard and Huey)

Dan Mirvish (Bernard and Huey)

(Dan Mirvish is the director of “Bernard and Huey”, a GIFF Grand Jury Award Nominee for Best Narrative Feature.) TICKET INFO Only four people have had the privilege of directing a feature script written by the legendary Jules Feiffer: Alan […]

Atom Magadia (Dagsin/Gravity)

Atom Magadia (Dagsin/Gravity)

(Atom Magadia is the writer and director of “Dagsin/Gravity”, a GIFF Grand Jury Award Nominee for Best Narrative Feature and Achievement in Acting Award Nominee for the performance of actor Benjamin Alves.) TICKET INFO The title of the movie, “Dagsin” […]

Leopold Dewolf (My Boyfriend)

Leopold Dewolf (My Boyfriend)

(Leopold Dewolf is the director of “My Boyfriend”, a GIFF Grand Jury Award Nominee for Best Narrative Short.) TICKET INFO Cinema is not kind to women. Few are the films starring a promiscuous female character that don’t end up punishing […]

Philip Staal (Small Steps)

Philip Staal (Small Steps)

(Philip Staal is the director of “Small Steps”, a GIFF Achievement in Acting Award Nominee for the performance of actor Bryony Afferson.) TICKET INFO Small Steps began with its writer and producer, Emma Jackson, who was inspired by her mother’s […]

Hagai Adorian (Shell)

Hagai Adorian (Shell)

(Hagai Adorian is the director of “Shell”, a GIFF Grand Jury Award Nominee for Best Documentary Short.) TICKET INFO I met Ariel not long after I was released from the army. He came into the medical corp – the unit […]

Brian Kohne (Kuleana)

Brian Kohne (Kuleana)

(Brian Kohne is the director of “Kuleana”, a GIFF Grand Jury Award Nominee for Best Narrative Feature and Achievement in Acting Award Nominee for the performance of actor Moronai Kanekoa.) TICKET INFO In 2005 I returned to Maui after playing […]

Ivan Andrianov (The Blacksmith)

Ivan Andrianov (The Blacksmith)

(Ivan Andrianov is the director of “The Blacksmith”, a GIFF Grand Jury Award Nominee for Best Documentary Short.) TICKET INFO I am interested in all kinds of contents which have some deep and critical view of any phenomenon. I’ve made […]

Amy Oden (Exotic)

Amy Oden (Exotic)

(Amy Oden is the director of “Exotic”, a nominee for the GIFF Best Made in the Marianas Award.) TICKET INFO My work centers on social themes, with the goal of uncovering underrepresented perspectives, and teasing out grey areas in contemporary […]

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