WAILEA -June is just around the corner, and with it the 11th installment of the Maui Film Festival at Wailea and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
Festival directors Barry Rivers and Stella Rivers are in the preliminary stages of reviewing the films that will screen June 16 to 20 at the spectacular Celestial Cinema and other outdoor venues in Wailea as well as on the Castle Theater and McCoy Studio Theater screens at the MACC.
No selections have been announced yet, either among movies or celebrities who will be in attendance, but early previews have had included comedies with strong New Zealand and Australian accents, as well as music documentaries that always add to the festival beat.
The festival has posted prices for tickets and passes at its Web site, www.mauifilmfestival.com, featuring savings from its basic $15 per night Celestial Cinema pass to the Nova Pass for $495 which includes entry to virtually all film festival events.
Also at the Web site, the festival is conducting a survey concerning relaunching its signature Wednesday night film screenings and CandleLight Cafe in Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
By submitting the survey, participants will qualify for a chance at free passes for the Wailea festival in June. Maui News readers responding will also give the festival valuable information about the makeup of its audience.
"We created it to help clarify the Maui community's core commitment to helping the festival relaunch weekly Wednesday night CandeLight Cafe and Cinema screenings, viewing habits and preferred ways to learn about upcoming festival events," Barry Rivers said.
To participate, visit www.mauifilmfestival.com and click on the E-Survey box.