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The Maui Film Festival exceeded my expectations. The Celestial Cinema is mind-blowing! It's also one of the best places anywhere in the world to launch a movie."

Trevor Groth, Longtime Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival 

Two Time Maui Film Festival Luminary, Olivia Wilde, Shares Her Love for Maui and

the Festival in her own Special, Candid, Funny, Insightful, Perceptive and Smart Way.

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

Unlike many other 2020 Film Festivals that chose to produce a virtual film festival online instead of their originally planned events, the Maui Film Festival intends to present its 21st Annual festival
under the stars, lit by the moon and powered by the sun on Maui.
Towards that end, we are reopening a 2nd Wave of Film Submissions with all Entry Fees donated to the Maui Food Bank, a 501(c)(3) org.
 

Short Films: Donation: $25. (Films must be under 40 min. long)
Feature Films: Donation: $50. (Films must 40 - 120 min. long)

 

PLEASE NOTE: All filmmakers who have previously submitted films to be considered for inclusion

in the 2020 Maui Film Festival are, of course, also still being considered for the 2020 Festival.

 

As importantly, choosing each year’s Original Cinema ‘jewels’ helps the festival reveal its character, soothe our collective soul and share our finds with the world. Because the Maui Film Festival strongly believes that when filmmakers explore what it means to be human — alongside Humankind's relationship to all Life — Original Cinema can move culture, shift paradigms and meaningfully help to create a future worthy of today and generations yet unborn.

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OUR MISSION

The Maui Film Festival believes in the power of Original Cinema. It's the rocket fuel that ignites our passion, our vision and our mission. As importantly, choosing each year’s Original Cinema ‘jewels’ helps the festival reveal its character, soothe our collective soul and share our finds with the world.

 

Whether your ultimate goal is to simply and meaningfully share your story with the world, make a living doing what you love, or one day winning an Academy Award®, Spirit Award®, Golden Globe Award®,  Maui Film Festival Audience Award or whatever else.

 

Or you couldn't care less about awards at all, if you’ve got something to say that’s worthy an audience’s time and attention, and your work can be described as a truly 'moving’ picture.

 

We hope you choose to submit your work and allow the Maui Film Festival the honor and privilege of considering it for inclusion in the 2020 Maui Film Festival.  And we wish you all the best this time around and in all your future endeavors.

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