Hawai‘i European Cinema
Hawai‘i’s glitterati showed up in force at the 8th annual Hawai‘i European Cinema Film Festival Awards Gala. This has always been the hottest ticket in town, and this year’s glamorous crowd didn’t disappoint. After making their way down the red carpet fronting the Moana Surfrider, guests were treated to a gourmet reception on the Diamond Head Lawn featuring offerings by Andrew Le, Lee Anne Wong, Hiroyki Mimura, Ronnie Nasuti, Wade Ueoka and Michelle Karr-Ueoka. Honorees Keely Shaye Brosnan and Pierce Brosnan received The Vanguard Award. Grace Park, of Hawaii Five-0 fame, presented The Dr. Lawrence K.W. Tseu Lifetime Achievement Award to Nancy Kwan. Yvonne Elliman presented The Maverick Award to Shep Gordon and Ludi Lin was honored with The Rising Star Award.
Brent Anbe, Jon Duarte, Jill Kuramoto, Zinc Lin, Patrick Gey, Princess Dialta Alliata di Montereale, Wanda Watumull, Guido Carlo Piglisaco, Aida Takla- O’Reilly, Carmen Di Amore-Siah, Erika Kauffman, Chris Lee
Keely Shaye Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan
Yana Alliata, Elizabeth Kawananakoa, Ludi Lin, Henry Ian Cusick, Jason Quinn
Rajan Watumull, KT Bren, Laurie Akau, Guido Carlo Pigliasco, Cristiano Cairati
Marisa Gey, Patrick Gey, Nancy Kwan
Linda Woo, Sebastian Siegel, Meleana Estes