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Hawaii International Film Festival

The Hawai'i International Film Festival is an annual film festival held in the United States state of Hawaii. HIFF has a focus on Asian-Pacific cinema and the work of new and emerging filmmakers. HIFF’s primary festival is held annually in Honolulu over November, with additional screenings and events held across the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Hawai'i, Kaua’i and Maui; the festival holds a smaller Spring Showcase in March, runs education and industry events throughout the year. In 2018, HIFF welcomed over 44,000 attendees. HIFF was founded in 1981 by Jeannette Paulson Hereniko as a project of the East-West Center located at the University of Hawai'i Manoa campus in Honolulu. Due to this academic association, HIFF prominently featured academic seminars and discussions in its early years, was delivered free to the public; the relationship between HIFF and the East-West Center ended in 1994. Film critic Roger Ebert had a close personal relationship with the festival and attended prior to his death.

The festival has premiered such movies as A Leading Man, Once Were Warriors, The Piano, Shall We Dance?, Y Tu Mama Tambien and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. In 2018, HIFF launched its virtual reality program, with a focus on Asian-Pacific and environmental storytelling. From its early history, HIFF has maintained a programming focus on films from the Asia-Pacific, with an emphasis on new and emerging filmmakers. HIFF Extreme: a program of genre and midnight movies run over the festival. HIFF Virtual Reality: launched in 2018, features a public program of virtual reality and 360-degree video experiences, with a focus on Asian-Pacific content. Made in Hawai’i: a showcase of local short and feature filmmaking from the state of Hawai’i. New American Perspectives: a program of films produced by immigrant filmmakers and artists, produced in partnership with The Vilcek Foundation. Pacific Showcase: a program of films from Pacific Islander filmmakers, produced in partnership with Pacific Islanders in Communication.* Spotlight on China Southeast Asian Showcase Spotlight on Hong Kong: this section features prominent auteurs and figures from Hong Kong, with honorees such as Wong Kar-wai and John Woo.

Spotlight on India Spotlight on Japan: HIFF’s largest program section, with 17 feature films in 2019 ranging from arthouse to mainstream releases. Spotlight on Korea Spotlight on Taiwan HIFF annually presents a series of prizes for established and emerging filmmakers, announced at its Awards Gala at Halekulani. In addition to its main competitions, the festival honors filmmakers for special accomplishments and contributions to cinema culture. HIFF annually honours filmmakers for outstanding contributions to the arts; the Halekulani Career Achievement Award is given to filmmakers with an established body of work for significant contributions to the arts. The Halekulani Maverick Award is given to accomplished artists and filmmakers with unconventional career trajectories to rising stars of the global film industry; the Pacific Islanders in Communications Trailblazer Award honours a cinema artist of Pacific Islander descent for producing award-winning work in independent and global cinema. Previous honourees include Taika Waititi, Maggie Cheung, Samuel L. Jackson, Sonny Chiba, Ken Watanabe, Wong Kar-Wai and Awkwafina.

The Hawaiian Airlines Kau Ka Hōkū award is HIFF’s main competitive prize, is awarded to emerging filmmakers for their first or second feature film by an international jury. The Made in Hawai’i Film Awards is presented by the Hawaii Film Office for feature and short films produced by local filmmakers. Since 2000, HIFF has partnered with the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema to deliver the NETPAC Award for outstanding filmmaking in Asia, is the only film festival in the United States to present the award. From 2007 to 2015, HIFF partnered with the Vilcek Foundation to curate the New American Filmmakers program to celebrate the work of foreign-born filmmakers and cinema artists contributing to American cinema. In 2019, this program was relaunched as the New American Perspectives. East-West Center Palace Theater List of film festivals Film festivals in North and Central America Shanghai International Film Festival Hawaii International Film Festival website

Dennison, Minnesota

Dennison is a city in Goodhue and Rice counties in the U. S. state of Minnesota. The population was 212 at the 2010 census. Most of Dennison is with only a small part that extends into Rice County. A post office called Dennison has been in operation since 1885; the city was named for the original owner of the town site. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.26 square miles, all of it land. Minnesota State Highways 56 and 246 are nearby along with Goodhue County 9; as of the census of 2010, there were 212 people, 77 households, 53 families living in the city. The population density was 168.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 80 housing units at an average density of 63.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 4.7% African American, 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population. There were 77 households of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.3% had a male householder with no wife present, 31.2% were non-families.

26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.28. The median age in the city was 39 years. 28.8% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 168 people, 60 households, 49 families living in the city; the population density was 132.3 people per square mile. There were 64 housing units at an average density of 50.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 91.67% White, 0.60% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 5.95% from two or more races. There were 60 households out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 18.3% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $51,667, the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $30,000 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,038. None of the families and 1.3% of the population were living below the poverty line

G. P. Abraham

George Perry Abraham FRPS was a British photographer, postcard publisher, mountaineer. George Perry Ashley Abraham was born in Devizes, Wiltshire, in 1844, he worked as a photographer with Elliot & Fry of Baker Street, before becoming apprenticed to Alfred Pettitt in Keswick in 1862, starting his own business in 1866. Abraham did studio portraits, he founded G. P. Abraham Ltd, a postcard publisher, in Keswick in England's Lake District, became a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. In 1870, he married Mary Dixon in Cumberland, he had four sons. The two eldest and Ashley Abraham, were important popularisers of mountain climbing. Sidney was a bank manager in Keswick, John Abraham became acting Governor of Tanganyika. Abraham died in 1923; the photography business was carried on before being wound up in the 1970s. Media related to G. P. Abraham at Wikimedia Commons

Joel Douglas Hubbard

Joel Douglas Hubbard was a U. S. Representative from Missouri. Born near Marshall, Hubbard attended the public schools and Central College, Missouri, he graduated from the Missouri Medical College at St. Louis in 1882 and practiced medicine in Syracuse, Missouri until 1886. Hubbard was a County clerk from 1886-1894. Hubbard was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress. However, he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress. Having studied law Hubbard was admitted to the Missouri bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Versailles, Missouri, he engaged in the banking business. He practiced medicine in Sedalia, Missouri, in 1904 and 1905, he resumed the practice of law and his banking interests. He continued the practice of law, he died in Tampa, Florida, on May 26, 1919. He was interred in Versailles Cemetery, Missouri. United States Congress. "Joel Douglas Hubbard". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Joel Douglas Hubbard at Find a Grave

Digital Will

Digital wills are wills called a "Last Will and Testament", that determine the fate of a person's digital presence once they die. In the digital age, people have been wondering; these archives encompass any online account that a person may have such as social media, shopping sites, gaming sites. Many websites now have a set of guidelines and procedures that can be followed to remove a deceased person's account from their servers; these procedures may vary from site to site. However, a digital will is a way to determine the fate of your online presence in one location instead of having to make arrangements with each site individually. Appoint someone as online executor State in a formal document how profiles and accounts are handled Understand privacy policies Provide online executor list of websites and logins State in the will that the online executor must have a copy of the death certificate. Although digital wills are necessary and helpful, some problems and obstacles may be encountered; as identified in the Buffalo Law Review, obstacles include: passwords, which online accounts cannot be accessed without, so if a loved one passes away, but does not pass along their account information, there is little hope of getting access to the accounts.

Encryption, changing information to hide something and state criminal laws that penalize what is thought of as unauthorized access to computers and data, Federal and state privacy laws. Terms and conditions of service must always be taken into account, which can cause problems if there are fine details, or clauses that refer to what to do in the event of the death of the account user. In some cases, the web service may have the ability to terminate the account and delete all data, if other people besides the user gains access, there may be criminal charges placed against them if the one who died has passed on the password to them. An article by Magder in the newspaper The Gazette provides a reminder that identity theft can continue to be a problem after death if their information is released to the wrong people; this is why online networks and digital executors require proof of a death certificate from a family member of the deceased person in order to acquire access to accounts. There are instances when access may still be denied, because of the prevalence of false death certificates.

In Delaware, the “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets and Digital Accounts Act” was signed into law. That Act states that a beneficiary that has control over digital accounts or digital assets will have the same rights as the initial account holder; this law trumps conflicting terms of services agreements from online service providers or custodians, such as Yahoo. Death and the Internet Digital inheritance PickledAssets. PickledAssets. Https:// Afternote. Afternote. BoxTomorrow. BoxTomorrow. Connelly, Claire.. "Your Digital Will: How to Share Your Data after Death." Fox News. FOX News Network. Retrieved from DesMarais, C.. Manage What Happens to Your Online Accounts After You Die. Techlicious. Retrieved from Magder, Jason.. Who gets your passwords when you die?. The Gazette. Retrieved from Miners, Zach..

“Yahoo slams'digital will' law, says users have privacy when they die.” IDG News Service. Retrieved from Watkins, A. F.. Digital Properties and Death: What Will Your Heirs Have Access to After You Die?. Buffalo Law Review, 62, 193-236

Mountains at Collioure

Mountains at Collioure is a 1905 painting by French painter André Derain. It was made, in France. Since 1982 it has been in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C. after John Hay Whitney, the owner of the piece, died in 1982. The work features long strokes of colours such as bright green, blue and pink; the entire scene is under a turquoise sky. Mountains at Collioure was painted in mid-1905, while Derain was working with Henri Matisse, after being influenced by Vincent van Gogh, it is an example of Fauvist art. The trees and grass were painted with long strokes of colour; the colour, used is known to have been less emotional than the colour which Van Gogh used. Mattise had joined Derain to paint landscapes at the fishing port of Collioure, at the bottom of the Pyrenees; the artists worked together producing artwork. The field in the foreground, the trees and the foothills are created in large strokes of bright green, blue and pink; the mountains are conceived as flat areas of colour. The whole scene is under a sky of turquoise.

In the painting the colour is less imperative. According to Mattise, "Fauve art isn't everything, but it is the foundation of everything." Since 1982 it has been located in the National Gallery of Art after John Hay Whitney, a U. S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, a publisher of the New York Herald Tribune and an art collector, died earlier that year. Landscape at Collioure by Matisse