EuroCinema Hawaii Announces Tesla Motors Showcase

EUROCINEMA HAWAII ANNOUCES TESLA MOTORS SHOWCASE
AT AWARDS GALA ON NOVEMBER 8, 2014 at MOANA SURFRIDER

HONOLULU, HI (October 2, 2014) The Fifth Annual EuroCinema Hawai`i Film Festival, celebrated for its commitment to distinctive European films and for being a festival which values culture, philanthropic diligence, thought-provoking topics and bold, luxury partners, is pleased to announce Tesla Motors, the world’s first premium electric sedan, for the 2014 Awards Gala on Saturday, November 8. This relationship is the first of its kind for Tesla’s leading presence in Hawaii.

As the auto partner of the highly anticipated gala, Tesla has generously loaned the Model S series for the festival’s attending VIP and will anchor the iconic 100-square-foot red carpet fronting the elegant Moana Surfrider with superior auto-masterpieces. “It is an honor to have Tesla aligned as our official 2014 automobile partner. Tesla, both innovative, forward thinking and luxurious, is the quintessential car for Hawai'i. We are thrilled to showcase their automobiles at our annual awards gala,” said EuroCinema Hawai`i President, Jefferson Finney.

About Model S
Model S is the world’s first premium sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle and has been engineered to elevate the public’s expectations of what a premium sedan can be. At the heart of Model S is the proven Tesla powertrain, delivering both unprecedented range and a thrilling drive experience. With a rigid body structure, nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a remarkably low center of gravity, Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected from the world’s best sports cars while providing the ride quality of a luxury performance sedan. Model S has received many awards and accolades during its first year on the market, including Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year©, AUTOMOBILE Magazine 2013 Automobile of the Year, the 2013 Yahoo! AUTOS Car of the Year, TIME’s Best Invention of the Year 2012, Consumer’s Reports highest score ever given to a car, and NHTSA 5-star safety rating.

With the most energy-dense battery pack in the industry and best-in-class aerodynamics, Model S has a range of 265-miles—the longest range of any production electric vehicle in the world. Tesla’s electric motor produces an impressive 443 poundfeet of instant torque, propelling Model S Performance from 0 to 60 in as little as 4.2 seconds. Sitting beneath the floorboard, the revolutionary Tesla powertrain creates a remarkably low center of gravity and delivers a thrilling driving experience. Paired with an aluminum body engineered for superior handling, Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected from the world’s best sports cars.

THE 2014 BLACK TIE AWARDS GALA SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:

• Saturday, November, 8 2014
• 6:30 p.m. - Red Carpet Arrivals
• 7:00 p.m. - Gala Doors Open
• 8:00 p.m. - Awards Program

2014 EuroCinema Hawai`i sponsors include:

• Presenting Sponsor: Luxury Row
• Hawaii International Film Festival
• Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
• Tesla Motors
• Hawaii Tourism Authority
• Hawaiian Airlines
• HI LUXURY
• Tiffany & Co.
• Jimmy Choo
• V.I.P Trans Hawaii
• HonBlue
• Current Affairs
• Niche Models and Talent

Coveted EuroCinema Hawaii Award Gala tickets are available for $175 per person at www.eurocinemahawaii.org. Take a look at the newly released ECH trailer by celebrated Producer Chris Lee: http://youtu.be/CS6DXbxg5A0.

About EuroCinema Hawai’i
In 2010, EuroCinema Hawai'i announced their partnership with HIFF (www.hiff.org) creating a ‘festival within a festival.’ Thought-provoking, bold and nostalgic, film can change our perception of a country, cultural issue, or individual. Founded and Incorporated as a 501c3 in 2009, EuroCinema Hawai’i (ECH) is dedicated to cultural exchanges between the people of Europe and Hawai'i through film and to providing financial support to Hawaii-based creative media students. Our EuroCinema Festival is held in conjunction the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) creating a festival within a festival and showcasing the very latest and best films of Europe.

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