Maui Film Festival

National Geographic’s Ocean Odyssey documentary takes center stage at Whale Tales on Maui

Whale Trust announces a documentary screening of National Geographic’s Incredible Animal Journeys on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua. The screening of the episode titled “Ocean Odysseys,” is part of the 18th annual Whale Tales event, taking place Feb. 16-18, 2024.

Hawaiʻi film ‘Chaperone’ takes home prestigious Park City breakout award

Hawai‘i-made narrative feature film ‘Chaperone’ premiered in Park City Utah as part of the 30th Annual Slamdance Film Festival last week and took home the festival’s prestigious Grand Jury Award for Breakouts.

County film commissioner Tracy Bennett retires, reflects on growth of Maui industry

After 10 years at the helm, County of Maui Film Commissioner Tracy Bennett has retired from his government post to enter the private sector. 

Top 20 things to do on Maui, Nov. 16-26: Jeff Hellmer jazz quartet, slack key guitarist Kevin Brown, Winter Craft Fair, 50th Senior Fair

For entertainment this week on Maui, there are performances by the Great American Jazz Piano Competition finalist Jeff Hellmer & Friends, three-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano winner Kevin Brown and Maui Prep actors in Beauty and the Beast, as well as a Winter Craft Fair and the 50th Maui County Senior Fair.

Top 20 things to do on Maui, Oct. 26-Nov. 5: Hawaiʻi International Film Festival, The Voice’s Jason Arcilla, Halloween costume contests, Aloha Festivals

For entertainment this week on Maui, there are the Aloha Festivals in Hāna and Wailea; fundraising concerts for Maui wildfire victims, Halloween costume contests around the island, and a performance in Kula by The Voice’s contestant Jason Arcilla. Find our comprehensive listing HERE.

Top 20 things to do on Maui, Oct. 19-29: Aloha Festivals, Kōkua for Lahaina concert, Hawaiian Ghost Stories, Rocky Horror Show

Aloha Festivals five-days of culture and fun starts Saturday with a parade; Oktoberfest and Kōkua for Lahaina raise funds for Maui wildfire victims; and Haunted Hawaiian Ghost Stories and the musical Rocky Horror Show pave the way for Halloween. Find our comprehensive listing HERE.

Top 20 things to do on Maui, Sept 27-Oct. 8: Natalie Ai Kamauu, Kanekoa, Vince Esquire Maui wildfire benefits, Oktoberfest

The ‘ukulele-powered band Kanekoa, the Vince Esquire Band and Grammy-nominated Natalie Ai Kamauu perform at benefits for Maui wildfire victims this weekend. Find our comprehensive listing HERE.

Top 20 things to do on Maui July 27-Aug. 3: Comedian Iliza Shlesinger, Anuhea Unplugged, Jimi Hendrix Rainbow Bridge tribute

Internationally touring comedian Iliza Shlesinger, Hawaiian Island singer Anuhea and the annual Jimi Hendrix Rainbow Bridge celebration are among the Top 20 things to do on Maui this week. Find our comprehensive listing HERE.

Annie Gonzalez wins Rising Star Award at 2023 Maui Film Festival

The 2023 Maui Film Festival’s Rising Star Award went to Annie Gonzalez in Eva Longoria’s feature film directorial debut Flamin’ Hot.

Maui Film Festival final night features “Sweet Adventure,” “Savage Waters,” and “Tiki Taane in Session with CSO”

The final night of the Maui Film Festival’s Stardust Cinema features three films: “Sweet Adventure” at 5:30 p.m., “Savage Waters” at 6:45 p.m, and “Tiki Taane in Session with CSO” at 8:45 p.m.

Day 3 of Maui Film Festival features “Immediate Family” and “Jules”

Day three of the Maui Film Festival’s Stardust Cinema features two films: “Immediate Family” at 5:30 p.m., and “Jules” at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2023.

Top 20 things to do on Maui June 29-July 5: July 4th Fireworks, Makawao Stampede Rodeo, Maui Film Festival

Fourth of July fireworks and music, the Maui Film Festival, the Makawao Stampede rodeo and a number of Hawaiian concerts, including one by rising talent Wehilei, are among the top events happening on Maui. Find our comprehensive listing HERE.

“Big Wave Guardians” and “Humanity Stoked” at the Maui Film Festival, June 28, 2023

The Maui Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday with a one-of-a-kind Stardust Cinema which includes 11 feature film premieres taking place June 28  to July 2 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.

Common Ground documentary to screen at Maui Film Festival, June 29, 2023

The film is entertaining, a how-to primer for regenerative agriculture and a powerful call to action to fix our food system. Common Ground features appearances and narration by Laura Dern, Jason Momoa, Rosario Dawson, Ian Somerhalder and Woody Harrelson. It is the highly anticipated follow up film to Kiss the Ground.

Maui Film Festival announces 2023 honorees and film slate

The festival honors: Annie Gonzalez, starring as ‘Judy Montañez’ in Flamin’ Hot, with the Rising Star Award; and Yara Shahidi, starring as ‘Tinker Bell’ in Disney’s live action film Peter Pan & Wendy, will receive the Shining Star Award.

2022 Maui Film Festival’s Stardust Cinema features 13 Maui premieres

The 2022 Maui Film Festival presents Stardust Cinema featuring 13 Maui premieres including several ‘surprise’ titles over five nights under the stars at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Maui Film Festival’s Stardust Cinema Starts Tonight at the MACC

The Maui Film Festival’s Stardust Cinema starts tonight and continues for five evenings at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The event features 13 Maui premieres under the stars at the A&B Amphitheater.

Maui Film Festival Continues to “Scan the Horizon”

The director of the Maui Film Festival issued a statement on Thursday evening addressing the Coronavirus challenge facing Maui, Hawaiʻi, the US mainland and beyond.  The festival is currently scheduled for June 17-21, 2020 in Wailea, Maui.

2019 Maui Film Festival Honored Awkwafina, Maya Erskine, Joe Manganiello, Gina Rodriguez, Paul Rudd and Olivia Wilde

The Maui Film Festival has wrapped its 20th year of cinema-under- the-stars. Honoring Awkwafina, Maya Erskine, Joe Manganiello, Gina Rodriguez, Paul Rudd and Olivia Wilde, the 20th Annual Maui Film Festival took place June 12-16, 2019 at the Celestial Cinema

Malika Interviews Awkwafina, Maui Film Festival Shining Star Recipient

The 2019 Maui Film Festival kicked off last night in Wailea.  There are a host of honorees, screenings and special events happening from June 12-16, 2019….
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