EuroCinema Hawaii gives out awards at Hawaii International Film FestivalUPDATED 8:26 PM HST Oct 19, 2013Video Transcript
on Oahu tomorrow evening, but tonight a gala at the Modern will be naming the award winners. Last night EuroCinema Hawaii doled out awards for the best films from the continent. A little red carpet glamor closed down Kalakaua last night as EuroCinema nominees paraded past cameras. This years roster included films from Spain, Italy, Belgium, France, Germany ane the UK. EVERY YEAR IS BETTER. THIS YEAR WE HAVE 19 FILMS. LAST YEAR WE HAD 10. SO MAYBE NEXT YEAR WE HAVE 150, I DON'T KNOW. The princess dialta alliata de monterale award for best film went to the Belgian-Dutch coproduction, BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN. But it was a night for the Italians. BEST DIRECTOR was BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI for Me and You. Best actor was LUCA BARBARESCHI for Something Good. Best actress, Paulina Garcia for the spanishChilean co production, Gloria. One of eurocinema's goals is to support the filmmakers of the future. The award for BEST STUDENT FILM went to LITTLE GIRLS' WAR CRY, directed by Erin Lau of Uh's Academy for Creative Media. The HIFF awards will be given out tonight. "IT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT PUTS HAWAII ON THE MAP ON A GLOBAL SCALE. IT'S THE MID POINT BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA. THEGFESTIVAL REFLECTS THAT KIND OF CONVERGENCE. It's a particular and special spot for the festival to be in. The Hawaii International Film Festival moves to the neighbor islands next week.