|COCKTAIL RECEPTION AT THE HALEKALANI HOTEL JUST GETTING UNDERWAY|
|A NICE FLOWER ON THE TABLE|
|MAGNOLIA BAKERY CUP CAKES|
|HOLLYWOOD IN WAIKIKI|
|LUCKY TO HAVE THE HOTTEST BABE IN THE JOINT|
|OH WAIT......I THINK SHE IS THE LUCKY ONE :)|
|MORE GLASSES AND FLATWARE ON THE TABLE THAN I HAVE EVER SEEN|
|PROGRAM AND DINNER MENU|
|OPEN FACE SANDWICHES|
|STEAK WITH TOMATO ONION SAUCE (SALSA) AND FRIED EGG|
|FOUND SOME MORE CUPCAKES IN THE LOBBY|
|THREE LARGE SCREENS PLAYING THE ACADEMY AWARDS|
|MY THANKS TO KITV FOR THE INVITE!|
|WATCHING THE OSCARS IN A TUXEDO......WHAT!|
On Sunday, February 28th, the red carpet glamour returns to the luxurious Halekulani with more fun than ever before. Guests at the Hollywood Awards Gala will enjoy an evening filled with an exciting silent auction, a LIVE KITV telecast of the 88th Annual Academy Awards and an elegant afternoon of champagne, tea with savories followed by a three-course dinner from celebrated Chef Vikram.
All net proceeds from the Hollywood Awards Gala 2016 will help support HIFF’s free public events throughout the year as well as the HIFF Foundation’s educational programs. In 2015, the HIFF Foundation awarded over $25,000 in scholarships for students in Hawai’i to study locally and abroad in Shanghai, Los Angeles, and the Cannes Film Festival. Additionally, the following HIFF Foundation programs provided unique educational experiences to primary and secondary students throughout Hawai’i that encouraged students to produce quality short films, to view films through a critical eye, and aspire to higher education and careers in the film and television industry.
STUDENT SHOWCASE Theater screenings of the best short films produced by students in Hawai’i.
GUEST FILMMAKER PROGRAM Local and visiting film industry professionals share their knowledge and experiences with Hawai’i’s youth through classroom visits.
CULTURAL & VISUAL LITERACY PROGRAM Free theater screenings for students featuring films that represent cultural and educational significance.
CREATIVE LAB AT HIFF Quality, immersive & public programs in the fields of motion pictures, television, new media, music, fashion and technology, coached and presented by leading industry professionals.
Please help HIFF continue supporting our community and the students of Hawai’i by joining us for this exciting evening with the stars by sponsoring a individual seat. The Hawaii International Film Festival is a registered 501c3 organization and donations may be tax deductible. Those wishing to donate an item for our Silent Auction are encouraged to do so with the knowledge that your generous gift will be prominently recognized during the event. The HIFF Board of Directors, the HIFF Staff and I look forward to welcoming you to our new “Tux & Slippahs” Hollywood Awards Gala 2016!