Hawaii International Film Festival is finally here. Before us we have lots of days filled with films from around the world. All taking place in Hawaii, a place where east meets west. Within the festival is another festival, a cousin of Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), called EuroCinema Hawaii. A festival that contains many interesting movies, including HIFF’s centerpiece film, The Imitation game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightley.
The partnership between EuroCinema Hawaii and HIFF started back in 2010 to create a festival within a festival and to bring new renowned films from Europe to the Hawaii audience. This year the festival is showing a wide selection of movies. From the promising centerpiece The Imitation Game to a decadent trip to the French country side in the documentary A Year in Champagne.
Part from the films that are showing Eurocinema Hawaii also hosts a great gala night Saturday November 8th. It is a blacktie event at the historic Moana Surfrider Hotel, attended by film makers, actors and film enthusiast. At the gala awards will be given to some of the best movies of the festival. Including the Princess Dialta Alliata di Montereale Award for “Best Film”.
The fact that the centerpiece film also is a result of a partnership between HIFF and EuroCinema Hawaii shows how close the two are and what they can achieve together. Imagine, you are in Honolulu watching a Norwegian movie, shot over 8000 miles away, movies can really bring people closer to each other.
Check out the video below for a glance at the upcoming festivities.