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Big Island Film Festival Announces Winners

Event honored pics from Hawaii, Mainland and international filmmakers

Two films – “The Haumana” and “Time Lapse” – shared the best feature prize at the Big Island Film Festival, which just ended on Big Island of Hawaii.

In “The Haumana” (pictured), winner of the best Hawaii feature trophy, the troubled host of a cheesy tourist show in Waikiki accepts the challenge of training a group of high school boys as Hula performers for major contest.

Best feature champ “Time Lapse” follows a group of friends who discover a camera that takes pictures 24 hours into the future, with disturbing consequences.

“Tuesday Morning” won the prize for best short. The film centers on a couple in a hotel room tryst on the morning of 9/11. The collapse of the Twin Towers adds an ironic twist to their illicit affair.

Four shorts got additional prizes: “No More Aloha” won best Hawaii short; “Light Me Up” got the honor for best animated short; “Poison Apple” was awarded as best family short; and “Suriname Gold” came home with the best foreign short prize.

The fest’s Barbara Award was bestowed on “Ravi and Jane.” Audience choice awards went to “Poison Apple” for short and “The Haumana” for feature.

Fest, now entering its 10th year, took place at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii resort, which is a major sponsor.

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