At the Moana Surfrider Hotel Diamond Head Lawn 700-10p TONIGHT EuroCinema Hawaii will celebrate the Continent of the Impossible Cool’s finest films with honors including the EuroCinema Hawaii 2010 Princess Dialta Alliata di Montereale Award for Best Film — biting my bottom lip dramatically for CERTIFIED COPY, the best film I’ve seen at HIFF so far — as well as awards for Best Student Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Blogger (KIDDING, Europe!).
With European hor d’oeuvres, champagne and specially created libations (not “drinks,” libations), more than enough to swoon over when E! correspondent Debbie Matenopoulos takes the mic as this evening’s host, and talent like Oscar-winner Richard Dreyfuss in attendance, I think we’ll, say it with me now: Need. A. Bigger. Gala.
So, kick yourself into sartorial high gear (attire is black-tie preferred), get to know the tri-jury, know the differences between your Cabs and Noirs (I will be “researching” all afternoon… at home… alone!), and be sure to watch producer Chris Lee (VALKYRIE, SUPERMAN RETURNS) and the Princess Dialta herself chitty-chat our festival-within-a-festival’s first annual gala on yesterday morning’s “Sunrise” with Hawaii News Now.
You can still get your tickets here or purchase on-site at Will Call.
Proceeds benefit students at the UH Academy for Creative Media.