The annual EuroCinema Hawai’i Film Festival includes a separate jury comprised of film directors, producers, actors and film scholars charged with selecting the Princess Dialta Alliata di Montereale Award for Best Film and Best Student Film. EuroCinema Hawai’i Film Jurors also select and award Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor. EuroCinema Hawai’i Film Festival Awards are beautifully designed and generously provided by Tiffany & Co.
“First I would like to recognize and express deep appreciation to our former founding President Jefferson Finney for his past five years of inspiring leadership and outstanding accomplishments. The EuroCinema Hawaii Film Festival was created on the initiative of Princess Dialta Alliata di Montreale, who was keen to establish a European cultural event in Hawaii to bring our islands the richness and elegance of Europe’s famed film festivals in Berlin, Venice and Cannes. Today, EuroCinema Hawaii is promoting the development of art and filmmaking within an emerging generation of student filmmakers, while fostering a spirit of collaboration among all filmmaking countries.French director Jean Cocteau quotes, “Il faut faire aujourd’hui ce que tout le monde fera demain” – “Today we must do what everyone will do tomorrow”. It will be my mission this year to accomplish and pursue the development of EuroCinema Hawaii for what it must be tomorrow.”