Category Archives: Honorees

Adam Driver to Receive the Shining Star Award at the 2015 Maui Film Festival at Wailea

Adam Driver, Shining Star Award Recipient at the 2015 Maui Film FestivalAdam Driver will be the 2015 Maui Film Festival Shining Star Award recipient, it was announced today by Barry Rivers, founder and director of the festival which will be held, and celebrate its 16th annual event from June 3-7, 2015, at the Wailea Resort in Maui.  The Maui Film Festival Shining Star Award honors a film artist who dares to dream big dreams and delivers brilliantly charismatic and revelatory performances every time that opportunity knocks.  The award will be presented at the Celestial Cinema located at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course on Friday June 5, 2015.  Tickets and passes are available at www.mauifilmfestival.com.

“Adam Driver is a brilliantly talented actor’s actor and chameleon,” Said Rivers.  “We couldn’t be more honored to present him with this year’s Maui Film Festival Shining Star Award.” Continue reading

Scott Eastwood and Teresa Palmer to Receive Rising Star Awards at the 2015 Maui Film Festival at Wailea

Scott Eastwood, Rising Star Honoree at the 2015 Maui Film Festival

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S​cott Eastwood a​nd T​eresa Palmer​ will be the 2​015 Maui Film Festival Rising Star Award​recipients, it was announced today by Barry Rivers, founder and director of the festival which will be held, and celebrate its 16th annual event from J​une 3­-7, 2015,​ at the Wailea Resort in Maui. The Maui Film Festival R​ising Star Award honors a​young film artist whose every role, even their formative years, surprises, enthralls and delights audiences of every age. T​he awards will be presented at the Opening Night of the Celestial Cinema located at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course on Wednesday June 3, 2015. Tickets and passes are available at​ w​ww.mauifilmfestival.com.​

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Louie Psihoyos to Receive the Lights! Camera! Passion! Award at the 2015 Maui Film Festival at Wailea

Louie Psihoyos 2015 Maui Film Festival Honoree

Academy Award winning director Louie Psihoyos

Academy Award winner Louie Psihoyos will be the 2015 Maui Film Festival Lights! Camera! Passion! Award recipient, it was announced today by Barry Rivers, founder and director of the festival which will be held, and celebrate its 16th annual event from June 3-7, 2015, at the Wailea Resort in Maui.

The Maui Film Festival Lights! Camera! Passion! Award honors a director for their heartfelt personal and professional and heartfelt commitment  to make movies that both matter and celebrate the triumph of the human spirit over seemingly insurmountable challenges.  The award will be presented at the Celestial Cinema located at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course on Thursday June 4, 2015, prior to a screening of Psihoyos’ new film RACING EXTINCTION.  Tickets and passes are available at www.mauifilmfestival.com. Continue reading

Laura Dern to Receive the Rainmaker Award at the 2015 Maui Film Festival at Wailea

Laura Dern, 2015 Maui Film Festival Rainmaker Award Honoree

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Wailea, HI​(April 30, 2015) – Two­ time Academy Award nominee L​aura Dern​ will be the 2​015 Maui Film Festival Rainmaker Award​ recipient, it was announced today by Barry Rivers, founder and director of the festival which will be held, and celebrate its 16th annual event from J​une 3­7, 2015,​at the Wailea Resort in Maui.

The Maui Film Festival T​he​ R​ainmaker Award honors a film artist f​or having the mysteriously magical ability to profoundly and positively impact the creative dynamics of every project they are involved in both on the set and on the screen. The award will be presented at the Celestial Cinema located at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course on Sunday June 7, 2015. Tickets and passes are available at www.mauifilmfestival.com.​

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Colin Farrell to Receive the Navigator Award at the 2015 Maui Film Festival at Wailea

Colin Farrell - Navigator Award Honoree - Maui Film Festival at Wailea 2015

Colin Farrell, Navigator Award Honoree

Colin Farrell will be the 2015 Maui Film Festival Navigator Award recipient, it was announced today by Barry Rivers, founder and director of the festival which will be held, and celebrate its 16th annual event from June 3-7, 2015, at the Wailea Resort in Maui. The Maui Film Festival Navigator Award honors a film artist for carving a path of distinction through the turbulent waters of the entertainment industry without sacrificing their fundamental commitment to excellence. The award will be presented at the Celestial Cinema located at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course on Thursday June 4, 2015. Tickets and passes are available at www.mauifilmfestival.com.

“Colin Farrell is a chameleon who constantly creates one-of-a-kind characters that send pitch perfect pebble-to-boulder-sized ripples through whatever story his performance is helping to tell,” said Rivers who added “In short, Colin is a cinematic force of nature and, for that reason, the Maui Film Festival takes great pride in honoring him with its 2015 Navigator Award.”  Continue reading