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Hawaii Int'l Film Festival, Part Two: Wisdom from Women Making Movies; Honorees Yue Sai-Kan and Koji Yakusho

18 October 2012 1:52 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Following Part One of our Hawaii International Film Festival coverage, we turn to the fest's China Night gala honoring Yue Sai-Kan, the Women Make Movies panel and Career Achievement Award recipient Koji Yakusho's take on the state of Japanese cinema. It's all below: Among Hiff's Creative Labs was Women Make Movies: The Future is Now, which in addition to celebrating Women Make Movies' 40th anniversary, had executive director Debra Zimmerman leading a panel with female filmmakers discussing their work and experiences, and offering advice to fellow women filmmakers. Here's eight key points: 1. Lisette Marie Flanary's ("One Voice," "American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawaii") advice to filmmakers, "Be tenacious and passionate." She acknowledges it can take a long time to find confidence as a filmmaker, and stresses you must be in love with your idea and story (and prepared to spend many, many years with it). 2. »

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