Posted on: Saturday, October 27, 2007
'07 International Film Festival winners announced
The 27th annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival, the premier international film event in the Pacific, presented its 2007 awards on Thursday.
The Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Narrative Feature: "The Home Song Stories," directed by Tony Ayres. Joan Chen, who starred in the film, received HIFF's Achievement in Acting award on Sunday.
The Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Documentary Feature: "Beautiful Son," directed by O'ahu's Don and Julianne King, with honorable mention to Australian film "Kalaupapa Heaven," directed by Paul Cox.
The NetPac Award: "Owl and the Sparrow," directed by Stephane Gauger, a participant in HIFF's American Immigrant Filmmakers on Profile program.
The Film in Hawaii Award: Hawaii International Film Association.
The City and County of Honolulu Vision in Film Award was presented to the Hawai'i Legislature by Mayor Mufi Hannemann, to honor its long-term support of the film industry in Hawai'i.
The Cause and F(x) Dream Digital Award: "Brother," directed by Miki Magasiva.
The Honolulu Magazine Award for Best Short Film: "Pretend," directed by Debbie Formoso; honorable mention for animation to "I Met the Walrus," directed by Josh Raskin.
The VOD Viewer's Choice Award: "The Monkeyboy Fever," directed by Dane Neves, a University of Hawai'i-Manoa Academy for Creative Media student. More than 7,000 Oceanic Time Warner Cable digital subscribers voted after viewing it and other Hawai'i short films featured on Oceanic Time Warner Cable.
The Pacific Panorama Award, sponsored by Pacific Islanders In Communications: "Lahaina: Waves of Change," directed by Eddie Kamae.
HIFF presented South Korean director Kyung-Taek Kwak the organization's first-ever Achievement In Directing Award earlier this week before the screening of his film, "A Love." South Korean actor Lee Jun-ki was presented with HIFF's first Rising Star Award before the screening of his film, "May 18."
At the end of the festival, the Audience Choice Award will be given to the film that audience members voted as their favorite film.