2018 Maui Film Festival “Toes in the Sand Cinema”

June 14, 2018, 11:01 AM HST · Updated June 15, 11:05 AM

Toes in the Sand. PC: Courtesy Maui Film Festival.

The 19th annual Maui Film Festival is now underway at the Wailea Resort.

A full schedule of events and screenings has been released, including the lineup of short films to be shown at a special “Toes in the Sand” Cinema, taking place at 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Wailea Beach, fronting the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea.

The community screening is FREE and open to all.

Film Screenings include:


8 p.m.: Hawai’i Short Film Showcase: Six films take a kaleidoscopic look at Hawai‘i and its influence here and beyond. The stories include a doc on chocolate farming on the Big Island, a young film-student interpretation of the Kumulipo, the importance of Kaho‘olawe as sacred land and more.

Films incldue: The Ocean: Our Foundation; Ku’i; Hula Girl; Chocolate Garage: In Hawaiʻi; Guardians of the Sacred; and I am because you are. (NR / 75 min)

10: p.m.: Long Story Shorts: 

These unique films take you to experience a brilliant mathematician’s life lived in nature in the jungles of Maui; a story inspired by the true events of the 1992 riots and rising tensions between L.A’s Korean and African American populations, and a fantastical look into the world of a young girl enchanted by the wire-walker who has come to town


Films include: The Art of Life; Cypher; and Mirette (NR / 71 min)

Additional Maui Film Festival information can be found at the following direct links:

MFF Schedule:
Celestial Cinema Schedule:
Castle Theater films:
Taste Events/Menus:

*VIDEO: below, Malika Dudley interviews Festival Director Barry Rivers and takes us on a tour of the Taste of Summer event. 

LIVE at the Maui Film Festival Taste of Summer

Malika Dudley LIVE at the Maui Film Festival Taste of Summer. Interview with founder, Barry Rivers, a look at the #onolicious food and a gorgeous sunset!

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