Maui Arts & Entertainment

2018 Maui Film Festival “Toes in the Sand Cinema”

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

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