Aloha Kakou
Immediate Aloha PSA Release


August 12, 2006 at Campbell Park in the Heart of Lahaina on Front Street next to the Wharf Cinema Center & Baldwin Home Museum
4 pm to 11 pm
The 1st, EVER, MauiFEST Hawai'i LAHAINA FILM FESTIVAL!
ALL FREE! For the families of Hawai'i and for our visitors!


We had so many requests to bring our festivals to the West Side and here it is!

Nine Award winning Polynesian Films
Meet the filmmakers!

The Land Has Eyes
A MUST SEE FILM - Honolulu Advertiser
Premiered at the Sundance Film festival, Moscow, Toronto, New Zealand film festivals... and WINNER of several awards!

Wa'a Ho’olaule’a (Festival of Canoes) A journey of the canoe-Winner of 7 Awards!
Directed by Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier
Premiered at film festivals from New York to LA

Rolling Down Like Pele
Directed by Laura Seaward Margulies
An Hawaiian animation Live action on Hula and Chant Masterpiece!

Ipo Le Manu
Directed by Daniel Boulos
Tells the animated story of Queen Kapiolani reuniting a prince and princess...
Beautiful!

Fish Bowl
Directed by Kayo Hatta

Dreams of a Pagan Tattooed Warrior
Award Winning film directed by Robert Pennybacker
A Polynesian's warrior's struggle...

The Red Hibiscus
Award winning film directed by Robert Pennybacker
The search for a jazz Diva and our Hawaiian culture in
the heart of China Town in Honolulu

Ki ho Alu-Keola Beamer-PANIOLO Version-Winner of 11 Awards!
Directed By Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier
Take a glimpse of the Paniolo-Hawaiian Cowboy through the eyes
and music of one of Hawai'i's greatest Slack key Artists.

Passing the Gift: Malama Honokowai
Directed by Kat Tracy
The face, and the heart, of Honokowai Valley, restoring
Hawaiian Culture and our aina on the west side of Maui.

Live Music with some of Worlds most amazing players
from 8 years old to over 70 years old!

Hawai'i own Ukulele Master, Herb Ohta-San
Who has sold over 6 million records and made over 60 recordings.
Seen on Ed Sullivan, and just receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award 2006 for the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts. Performing with Nando Suan who was taught and THE ONLY Protege of Jazz Legend- Wes Montgomery

George Kahumoku, Slack Key Guitar Master and winner
of the 2006 Grammy for Hawaiian Music!

Tony Gamble The UKULELE BAD BOY from LA, who recently won at the LA Rock City Awards with a brand new CD that critic's can't believe it is a Ukulele!!
Playing since he was 8 years old he is one of the Hottest up and coming players on the planet from Blues to Crazy Shred with a solid structure.

Kristen Toda winner of the Maui Ukulele competition 2005.
Tthis young Maui Teenager has a enormous future in the music biz..
Performing with Po’okela Wood

Maui's own Zenshin Daiko Taiko Drummers will be on fire
spreading their Amazing uplifting drums from our Japanese ancestors!

And Keola Beamer and Moanalani Beamer will be making
a Special appearance to introduce their film!

Kipe Ebana from Ulalena will also make a special visit!

Hula will be in all its glory sharing aloha to all our guests!

Fijian Warrior -ATU will perform his Fijian Dance!

Food Booths from: Waiola Church, Mulligan's on the Wharf, Cool Cat Cafe
and Special Upper Lanai seating and grinds from Front Street Grill.
Hawaiian Arts & Crafts

An OFFICIAL WRAP Party Celebration After the Festival at Paradise Bluz!
Meet the musicians, filmmakers and everyone who makes this festival happen!

Mahalo to our sponsors!
Waiola Church, Jazz Alley TV, Maui Land and Pineapple,
Kuleana Resort, A & B, The Wharf Cinema Center, Lahaina Inn,
Maui Graphics, KITV 4 ABC, KPOA, KNUI, Paradise Bluz,
Aloha Self Storage, Paragon Sailing Charters, Lahaina Restoration Foundation
Lahaina News, ERA Realtor-SHARLOMA CLEVELAND,
Bad Ass Coffee, Maui Taco, Penne Pasta, Pacific Dive,
Todd Hudson-US FUNDING Group, Ohana POPCORN,
Marco Biancardi-Lahaina Acupuncture, OLE Surfboards,
Rainbow Rentals, Aloha Production Services, Maui Disposal,
EKAHI TOURS, Maui Community College, Barnhart Associates,
Pacifico's and Toni Johnson Truck Rental

And all our friends in Lahaina and Maui!
With Warm ALOHA, IMUA!