The History of hbaaff


In the spring of 2005 students from The Art & History of Film (Hawaii Baptist Academy's introductory film course) and HBA's Student Council hosted the first HBA Film Festival. Held in the Stan Sagert campus cafeteria, the event was initially called Coffee House, and featured both movies and a musical performance.

Since that time the event has continued to grow. In need of a larger venue for the films, the festival was moved in 2007 to the Dan Kong Middle School campus. In 2011 the festival officially became the Hawaii Baptist Academy Arts & Film Festival (HBAAFF) and added art exhibits, a handbells concert and more.

Upon the completion of HBA's Arts & Sciences Building in 2014, the festival was moved back to the high school campus and expanded to also include theater and band performances, science exhibits, and food trucks.

Many of the films that first screened at HBAAFF and art that has been displayed here have gone on to win awards, screen at the Hawaii International Film Festival Student Showcase, or been broadcast on Olelo. The recent films have earned pages on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com).

In order to continue to fulfill Hawaii Baptist Academy's Mission and Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLRs) during the Covid-19 pandemic, HBAAFF became an online event in the in the years 2020 and 2021. In 2022 HBAAFF is scheduled to return as a live on-campus event.

HBA's Mission

Hawaii Baptist Academy is a Christian college-preparatory school that equips students spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally, so that they bring honor to God.

HBA's ESLRs

Expected School-wide Learning Results

Believing Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life, Hawaii Baptist Academy brings faith and learning together so that we may join God in the formation of people and the transformation of the world. We do this by cultivating these four sensibilities:


Humility is our response to God, and the beginning of understanding. In awe and with gratitude, we recognize that we are born into God’s creation, which is vast, and into God’s story, which is already in progress.

We cultivate humility by acknowledging the goodness of God and the reality of sin, by taking time to be contemplative, by being open to change, and by knowing that there is and will always be more to learn.


Curiosity is our response to what God has created. With an attitude of wonder, we explore God’s truth through His Word and through His creation.

We cultivate curiosity by asking questions, by seeking opportunities to learn, by trying new things, and by persevering in our quest for answers.


Love is our response to all people in light of God’s love for us. With grace, we live, learn, and play together in community, realizing that God designed us to be mutually dependent.

We cultivate love in community by striving for peace, by eliciting and sharing ideas, by constructively expressing and resolving disagreements, by respecting differences and loving all people, and by asking for and offering forgiveness.


Commitment is our response to God’s plan of restoration. With conviction, we endeavor to carry out God’s purpose by telling His story as we work toward the common good.

We express our commitment by speaking truth and taking responsibility, by caring for God’s creation, and by using our talents and resources to work toward the good of humanity.


List of HBAAFF Films From the Past


Below are a list of HBA student films that screened at HBAAFF over the years. Many of the films that first screened at HBAAFF and art that has been displayed here have gone on to win awards, screen at the Hawaii International Film Festival Student Showcase, or been broadcast on Olelo. The recent films have earned pages on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com). (Please note that only this year's films will screen on this website.)

2021

Middle School Basic Filmmaking

Filmmaking in Community Semester 1

Filmmaking in Community Semester 2

How to Videos

How to Make French Crepes

How to Make Hamburger Patties

How to Make Ramen

How to Make a Smoothie

Intro to Filmmaking

The Text

Not Super

Advanced Filmmaking

How to Videos

Basics of How to Build a Gundam

How to Bake a Cake with a G00se

How to Make a 3D Model

How to Make Character Cookies

How to Make Hand Sanitizer

How to Make Pancakes

Documentaries

A Cat’s Life

A Love for Baseball

Quiet Life

Maunawili Falls

Stop Motion

Code Mission: Paper Door

Cornrona Corntine

Cowboy Frog

A Passage to Treasure

Basic & Advanced Mixed Media Stop Motion Animations

Public Service Announcements

Fire Safety

Get Sleep

Reach Out

Storm Water Hero

Animation

Bam! Bam! Crash!1

HBA Intro to Animation 2020-20211

Dramatic Short Films

Manifest It!

Perfect.1


Experimental

Footprint1

2020

Animation Class 20201

An Array of Anecdotes

Beach House

Covid-19 PSA

Filmmaking in Community

Floating Birds

Friendship It's Non-Toxic

Flowers of the Wind

Hawaii

Heart in the Park1

How To: Keep Boredom Away

How to Throw a Football

Life in Covid-191

Memory 27521

Noitalumis

Peanut

Pick Up Your Trash

Poetry in Stop Motion

Quaranteens1

Special Ops: Number 23

Sun Not Smog

The Vindicator


2019

Animation Class 20191

Bossy Betty

Don't Be a Distracted Driver

Don't Disappear

Dreams

Eat Local, Eat Fresh5

Finders Not Keepers

Feel the Beat of the Drum

Get Up and Vote!

Irreversible1

Is a Text More Important Than A Life?

Lazy Mazie

The Music of Erich Zann

Nosy Rosie

Proud Percival

Report It

The Time Vine

To See With Our Hearts

The Wonderful World of Jobs


2018

Animation

Capturing Memories4

Coffee Stain4

Under the Ocean

We Are U.S.1,4


2017

Animation1,4

Eggstreme Eggs4

Food Trekking Episode 1

George Newton: A Passion of Art4

Here with You4

Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Octo1,4

A Poetic/Reflexive Scientific Observation of the Reversal of Entropy1,4

Recycling Everyone Can Do It

Taking Flight

Welcome to Worming4

Wind Ensemble


2016

13 Minutes1,4

An Artist4

Animation1,4

The Choice4

Float Your Boat4

Grandpa's Hands4

Island Tour

Live Aloha

Raynor1,4

Say Something

Taking Notes1,4


2015

Recall1,4

The Deal4

It's Alive4


2014

Analepsis4

Doc-Shoe-Mentary4

Eating Disorders1

The Flower Girl1, 4

Found4

The Green Side of Things4

Know It All4


2013

My Escape

Risen

Roman Entertainment

You Never Win with Meth


2012

The Broken Wristwatch

Coming Home1,4

The Things Unspoken

Soldier1,4


2011

The Bean Hero

Beyond the Halls

Jabberwocky (3D movie)

Meth Kills Dreams3


2010

Between 2 Floors

Finite Frailty


2009

Hulahoops & a Lance

Of Flowers and Cement


2008

Don't Waste Your Time Smoking

Drugs Empty Your Future

Fading Out

How Many Friends Will You Loose to Under Age Drinking?

In the Bag1

Picture Perfect

Thesis

Love Is1

You Can't Escape the Consequences of Under Age Drinking


2007

Be a Hero

Boxed In1,2

Freemail

If you Drink & Drive Will you Face Regret?

Letters and Lockers

Smoking: It's a Mouthful3

Stop the Cycle

The Windows Between


2006

Do Your Best

Don't Walk Alone

Rewind1

Shades of Grey1


2005

Derell

Film Crew

Tomorrow's Promise

What Lingers in the Dark



Footnotes:

1 = Film Screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival Student Showcase

2 = Film won Silver Award in Hawaii State Student Film Festival

3 = Film received HMSA Teen Video Award

4 = Film is listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com)

5 = Film won its category in the Olelo Youth Xchange Student Video Competition