All in all my HIFF experience was solid. I saw a big turn out for a screening at HPU and a big turn out on closing night at dole theatres. I thought the selection of films were on point and saw that a lot of people are pushing quality work around the world in the film industry.

Going to film events really puts a perspective on today’s age and how right now is the best time to be making films. As a film student I am grateful to be growing up in this time and am able to learn through watching films and the nuances and visions of different film makers.

I feel the best type of learning as an American film student is watching international films, especially Asian films. They have a unique perspective in the angles and the way things are shot. I hope to keep learning and look forward to next years HIFF event.

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