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Inspired by the world’s most prestigious red carpets and the spirit of the Croisette at the Cannes Film Festival, Hawai‘i European Cinema, Hawaii’s European Film Festival, transforms Waikiki’s Kalakaua Avenue fronting the timeless and iconic entrance of the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa. This gala has become notarized as Hawai‘i’s most anticipated, sophisticated and glamorous evening of the year and welcomes royalty, dignitaries, celebrities, filmmakers, philanthropists, designers and the who’s-who of Hawaii.


  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM: Iconic Red Carpet Arrival fronting The Moana with DJ GODIVA7:00PM - 10:00PM: Open Bar
  • 7:00PM - 10:00PM:  Gourmet Reception on the Diamond Head Lawn featuring:  Pig & The Lady:  Andrew Le, Tikis: Ronnie Nasuti, Koko Head Café:  Leanne Wong, Taormina: Hiroyuki Mimura, MW Restaurant:  Wade/Michelle Ueoka
  • 7:30PM: Awards Program with Guests of Honor
  • 10:00 PM After Party in the Grand Salon with DJ Kieran



Refund Policy: All ticket sales are final. No refunds will be issued after close of the event.

Special Hotel Rates

Special rates are available for the Awards Gala

Sheraton Waikiki: $199 Mountain, $249 Ocean Front

Moana Surfrider: $239 city, $255 Banyan Ocean

Mention the rate code HEC17 when making your reservation.