POI DOGS (2010)

 

Screenwriter, Director,
Co-Editor: 
Joel Moffett
 
Short Film (12 minutes)
 
Producer: Mark Wolf

 

Synopsis: The story of two local Hawaii teenagers and their awkward attempts at expressing a budding romantic interest in each other.

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In 2015 Poi Dogs was accepted into the permanent collection of films at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Awards:

Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film

– Washington D.C.
Independent Film Festival

 

Cine Golden Eagle Award
for Best Short Film

– Cine Awards Competition

 

Platinum Remi Award

for Best Short Film

– WorldFest Houston

 

Best Short

– Delta International Film and Video Festival

 

Honorable Mention

– New Jersey International Film Festival  

  

Award Finalist 

– LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

 

Seahorse Award for Best Short

– Moondance International Film Festival

 

Honorable Mention

–Columbus International Film Festival

 

Award of Merit

– UFVA Conference

 

Award of Merit

– The Accolade Film Awards

 

Festival Screenings:

 

Potenza International Film Festival

(World Premiere- Opening Night Gala)

 

Athens International Short Film Festival

(Greek Premiere)

 

Berlin International Film Festival “Berlinale Generation 14plus”

(German Premiere)

 

Sedona International Film Festival

(North American Premiere)

 

Carolina Film And Video Festival

 

Aluta Film Festival 

 

Big Muddy Film Festival 

 

Treasure Coast International

 

Film Festival

 

Omaha Film Festival

 

Washington D.C. Independent

Film Festival

 

New Filmmakers New York

 

Regensburger Short Film Week International Competition 

 

Dawson City International Short

Film Festival

 

Athens International Film Festival

 

Palm Beach International Film Festival

 

360/365 George Eastman House

Film Festival

 

WorldFest Houston

 

Delta International Film Festival

 

Sonoma Film Festival

 

Rincón International Film Festival

 

Tallahassee Film Festival

 

Sacramento International Film Festival

 

Viewfinders International Film Festival for Youth

 

Charleston International Film Festival

 

Vail Film Festival

 

Riverside International Film Festival

 

Ashland Independent Film Festival

 

Tribeca Film Festival 

 

New Filmmakers Los Angeles

 

Malibu International Film Festival

 

Maryland Film Festival

 

Cannes Independent Film Festival

(French Premiere)

 

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

 

Swansea Bay Film Festival

 

West Chester International

Short Film Festival

 

Santa Cruz Film Festival

 

Lake Arrowhead Film Festival

 

Connecticut Film Festival 

 

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

 

Maui Film Festival (Hawaii Premiere)

 

Southside Film Festival

 

Seattle True Independent Film Festival

 

Palm Springs International Short
Film Festival

 

Nantucket Film Festival

 

Jersey Shore Film Festival

 

Ventura Film Festival

 

International Film Festival of Patmos

 

LA Shorts Fest 

 

Indianapolis International Film Festival

 

CINE Awards

 

Asian American International
Film Festival

 

Long Island International Film Expo

 

Salento International Film Festival 

 

Melbourne International Film Festival (Australian Premiere)

 

Atlanta Shortsfest

 

Woods Hole Film Festival 

 

Sacramento Film and Music Festival

 

Strasbourg International Film Festival

 

Native Cinema Showcase 

 

University Film and Video
Association Conference

 

Moondance International Film Festival

 

International Film Festival Ireland 

 

New Orleans Film Festival 

 

D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Festival 

 

Hawaii International Film Festival 

 

New Hampshire Film Festival 

 

Tacoma Film Festival 

 

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 

 

New Jersey International Film Festival 

 

Columbus International Film Festival 

 

Rivers’ Edge International Film Festival 

 

Muskegon Film Festival

 

Cine Las Americas
International Film Festival (Austin, TX)

 

Native American Showcase  (Santa Fe, NM)

Reviews

"'Poi Dogs' is a touching, fresh look at young love, through the eyes of atypical romantic leads. Moffett does a great job at revealing the raw emotions and funny situations, set in the backdrop of gorgeous natural surroundings. A real crowd pleaser." 

 

– Washington D.C.

Independent Film Festival

 

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“What a joy! This tender sweet story soars above the expansive landscapes majestically captured in the films cinematography. A must see and a must feel!” 

 

– The Los Angeles

Asian Pacific Film Festival

 

 

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