Brent Anbe

2015 Film Festival Director

Brent Anbe is a locally born and raised Hawaii casting director, film festival director and award winning filmmaker/writer/director.

Brent currently works in the casting deparment for CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 and has also worked on various television and feature films including “Jurassic World,” Tim Burton's “BIG EYES,”  “Godzilla,” ABC’s “Off The Map,” and ABC’s “The River.”

Brent is the Festival Director for Hawaii’s only LGBT Film Festival the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival which is currently in its 26th year.  This will be Brent’s inaugural year with the Hawaii European Cinema ‘ohana and he is excited to utilize his resources and background to make it an amazing 2015 HEC as festival director.

"HEC is excited to be bringing you a diverse, fresh, and unprecedented line-up of European films which have just screened at Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Berlin." - Brent Anbe


Maggie MacKay

2015 Film Festival Programming Consultant

Programming Consultant/Director of Nominations, Film Independent Spirit AwardsMaggie Mackay’s interest in film developed as a small child in herhometown of New York City, where she spent hours with her mother at Film Forum, transfixed by films highly inappropriate for her youngage. As an adolescent, Mackay went on to discover the (sadly) nowdefunct Rare Bird Video, on the corner of Broome and Wooster. There she spent an inordinate amount of time in the store’s odd smelling but deeply inspirational basement, which housed thousands of titles (most of which were old or obscure) and a remarkably patient staff that never kicked her out. Mackay holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Film Studies from the University of Delaware, and a Master’s degree in Literature and Film Studies from Claremont Graduate University.

Mackay has served as Senior Programmer for the Los Angeles Film Festival and a programmer for AFI FEST and the Sarastota Film Festival.

Claude Hemmer

Official Correspondant in France

Claude Hemmer has been for many years Deputy Director of the programs of RTL (#1 National Radio in France) producing in the 80's and 90's the most famous radio shows with the most famous radio celebrities. In 2004 he was appointed by the President of Radio France, Director of the Department of Radio 107.7. Today Claude is one of the main freelance consultant in France in Radio programming and media advisor abroad for the development of new editorial concepts, and well known for his numerous contacts in the show business.