Hawaii International Film Festival presents films at MACC

The MACC presents a return to Maui of the Hawaii International Film Festival after an absence of many years.

HIFF endeavors to recognize new and emerging talent, promote career development and original collaborations through innovative education programs, and facilitate dynamic cultural exchange through the cinema arts.

Showcasing four select films originally presented on Oahu at the festival’s home base, the Maui screenings will take place beginning Friday and concluding Dec. 2 at the McCoy Studio Theater.

Films presented include two from the U.S., including one from Hawaii, one from Canada and one from Japan.

“Moananuiakea: One Ocean. One People. One Canoe,” showing at 6:30 p.m. Friday, celebrates the historic voyage of the Hokule’a.

“Sharkwater Extinction,” showing at 1 p.m. Saturday, is a follow up to the 2007 film “Sharkwater,” and exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry.

“50 First Kisses” is a Japanese remake of the 2004 Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore film, “50 First Dates.” It will screen at 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Anote’s Ark” is the Canadian entry, which depicts the currently perilous position of the island nation of Kiribati, due to the rising sea levels. This film will screen at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.

Tickets for the Maui screenings are $12 (plus applicable fees) and are available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 or by visiting www.mauiarts.org.

Film titles and show times are subject to change.