9 day film festival aimed to raise awareness for gay and lesbian lifestyles
The festival ends on August 19 with a fancy red carpet event, followed by a fundraiser pool party on the 20.
HONOLULU - 20 films that support the LGBT lifestyle ran at the 28th Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival in Honolulu.
About 1,500 people attended this year's event, which ran over nine days.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell was one of the attendees.
And Island News' own Brenton Awa and Moanike'ala Nabarro emceed the red carpet party.
"It's about creativity and telling our stories and I think the most diverse you'll find all over the world are right here in the City and County of Honolulu. Our people come from everywhere all they have all different types of stories of how they got here," Caldwell said.
"We showcase all colors of the rainbow. LGBTQI and we also integrate audiences that aren't necessarily gay or lesbian," Brent Anbe, Festival Director said.
The festival is put on by the Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Cultural foundation.
There was a pool party fundraiser to support that group Sunday.