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Thank you for your assistance.
Aloha,
Michael Haas
Coordinator
Political Film Society
 
POLITICAL
FILM
SOCIETY
 
Headquarters Office
2424 Maile Way
Suite 639
Honolulu, HI 96815
Fax: (808) 956-6877
 
Coordinator
Michael Haas
Tel: (808) 956-7278
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
 
 
Origin and Objectives
The Political Film Society was formed in 1986 to recognize outstanding
achievement in raising political consciousness. The Society gives awards each
year to filmmakers who present penetrating political analyses that inform the
public about politics. The Society also supports the use of films for
educational purposes and encourages the academic analysis of political films.
The Society is an independent, nonprofit project at the University of
Hawai`i.
 
Film Awards
The Society votes on awards each year in the following categories:
                democracy
                exposť
                Hawai`i (if a film is available)
                human rights
                peace.
Eligible films include those that begin runs for at least one week in a
commercial cinema in the Society's headquarters city (Honolulu). Films may be
short subjects or feature films but exclude documentaries and television
films; films that initially appear for sale at commercial video stores each
year are also eligible for consideration. Members nominate and select the
best films each year by mail ballot.
 
HIFF Awards
In addition, the Society gives an award for the best political film at the
annual Hawai`i International Film Festival (HIFF), which occurs each
November. The HIFF award is an any area of political concern, including but
not limited to the five categories delineated above.
 
Publications
The Political Film Society has three publications:
                Newsletter
                Syllabus Series
                Working Paper Series.
 
Newsletter
The Political Film Society Newsletter, published at six-week intervals,
contains news about activities of the Society, including recently nominated
films, the latest additions to the Syllabus Series and the Working Paper
Series, and the ballot for voting to select the best political films each
year.  Subscriptions are free to PFS members with fax numbers and E-Mail
addresses; otherwise, the yearly cost is $5.00, payable to "University of
Hawai`i Foundation." Mail to Political Film Society, 2424 Maile Way, #639,
Honolulu, HI 96822.
 
Syllabus Series
The Political Film Society encourages the use of political film in
educational institutions. Accordingly, several college instructors have
contributed to the Society's Syllabus Series:
#1:  John W. Williams
#2:  Ernest D. Giglio
#3:  Henry S. Kariel
#4:  Michael Haas
#5:  David Whiteman & Alfred Nordmann
#6:  Burnet V. Davis.
To obtain copies, send a $1 donation per item requested to Political Film
Society, 2424 Maile Way, #639, Honolulu, HI 96822, with a check payable to
"University of Hawai`i Foundation."
 
Working Paper Series
Research papers of various sorts, including those presented at panels
sponsored by the Political Film Society, are available through the Society's W
orking Paper Series:
 
#1:     Michael A. Genovese, Art and Politics: The Political Film as a
Pedagogical Tool
#2:     Donald B. Morlan, Pre-World War II Propaganda: Film as Controversy
#3:     Ernest D. Giglio, From Riefenstahl to the Three Stooges: Defining the
Political Film
#4:     John W. Williams, The Real Oliver North Loses: The Reel Bob Robert Wins
#5:     Robert L. Savage, Popular Film and Popular Communication
#6:     Andrew Aoki, "Chan Is Missing:" Liberalism and the Blending of a
Kaleidoscopic Culture
#7:     Barbara Allen, Using Film and Television in the Classroom to Explore the
Nexus of Sexual and Political Violence
#8:     Robert S. Robins & Jerrold M. Post, Political Paranoia as Cinematic
Motif: Stoneís "JFK"
For copies, send a $1 donation per item, payable to "University of Hawai`i
Foundation."
 
Call for Syllabi & Working Papers
Members who provide syllabi and essays for the publications series will
receive all copies of existing and subsequent syllabi and working papers.
 
APSA Linkage
In 1995, the American Political Science Association recognized the Political
Film Society as a Related Group. The Political Film Society has sponsored
panels at meetings of the Association.
 
Becoming a Member
The Political Film Society has members throughout the United States. The
initial membership fee of $5.00, payable to "University of Hawai`i
Foundation." Mail to Political Film Society, 2424 Maile Way, #639, Honolulu,
HI 96822.
 
 
Political Film Society Awards
 
Awards for 1987
Human Rights:  Matewan
Peace:  Platoon
HIFF:  The Killing Fields
 
Awards for 1988
Democracy:  The Milagro Beanfield War
Exposť:  A Cry in the Dark
Human Rights:  Cry Freedom
Peace:  Good Morning, Vietnam
HIFF:  Vietnam
 
Awards for 1989
Democracy:  The Dead Poets Society
Exposť:  Scandal
Human Rights:  Mississippi Burning
HIFF:  A City of Sadness
 
Awards for 1990
Exposť:  Roger & Me
Peace:  Dances with Wolves
HIFF:  Pele's Appeal
 
Awards for 1991
Democracy:  City of Hope
Exposť:  Guilty by Suspicion
Peace:  Boyz 'n the Hood
HIFF:  City of Hope
 
Awards for 1992
Democracy:  Bob Roberts
Exposť:  Hoffa
Human Rights:  The Power of One
Peace:  Grand Canyon
HIFF:  Midnight Express
 
Awards for 1993
Democracy:  Indochine
Exposť:  In the Name of the Father
Human Rights:  Schindler's List
Peace:  Heaven and Earth
HIFF:  Farewell, My Concubine
 
Awards for 1994
Democracy:  Rapa Nui
Exposť:  Quiz Show
Peace:  The War
HIFF:  Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
 
Awards for 1995
Democracy:  Beyond Rangoon
Exposť:  Nixon
Hawai`i:  Picture Bride
Human Rights:  Murder in the First
Peace:  Beyond Rangoon
HIFF:  Bombay
 
Awards for 1996
Exposť:  Dead Man Walking
Human Rights:  The Ghosts of Mississippi
HIFF:  Six O'Clock News
 
If you know Irwin Winkler's address, please supply it.  We have a framed
certificate to ship to him.
 
Aloha,
Michael Haas
Coordinator
Political Film Society
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                        	
 
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Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite 
http://www.sa.ua.edu/screensite