On October 13, 2012, the theme for the Opening Ceremony of the Hawaii International Film Festival will be China Night in honor of Yue-Sai Kan. This special evening will provide attendees with a unique experience blending east with west and recognizing the growing influence of China in the film industry.
Started in 1981, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is a non-profit association that works with the aim of spreading cultural awareness of Asia and the Pacific. The film event is recognized internationally and has earned the praise of leaders in a variety of different industries. The two goals that HIFF sets out to achieve each year are simple; the first is to introduce emerging films from Asia and the Pacific, and the second is to act as a conduit for presenting the top festival films from other countries throughout the world. In addition, HIFF holds film and music panels and presents entertainment and gaming. All of these activities serve to reinforce the belief that innovative and new art from the Pacific Rim ought to be nurtured and recognized.
The China Night evening in particular will be filled with special events. The night will begin with a red carpet walk followed by VIP Champagne Reception, followed by a three-course meal. A live auction that will also take place and entertainment, will top off the whole evening for invited guests.
This night will include attendees from several industries. Chinese and international media will be covering the event. Celebrities will also be taking part in the Festival, among them being Yue-Sai Kan, the Emmy Award-winning television host and producer; Director and actress Joan Chen; Chris Dodd, the CEO of Motion Picture Association of America; and Mr. Qiu Xin, President of Shanghai Media Group. The audience will additionally include VIP Chinese guests providing fellow audience members with ample opportunities to network and meet one another. An audience saturated with such movers and shakers paired with the work of HIFF on behalf of the art of the Pacific Rim is sure to make for an unforgettable evening!
Affinity China and Total Management have partnered with the Hawaii International Film Festival to produce “China Night” on October 13, 2012. The event will be the official opening ceremony of this year’s festival and will honor China media icon and entrepreneur Yue Sai Kan with a Lifetime Achievement Award. There will be Chinese and Hollywood film industry executives, celebrities, VIP guests including the newly crowned Miss Universe China, Diana Xu; Actor Daniel Henney, Director Joan Chen,
For more information on partnership opportunities for China Night at HIFF, please email partner@affinitychina.