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Chinese film wins
top honor


Friday, October 29, 2004

» Incorrect results of the Hawaii International Film Festival's Golden Maile Awards judging were listed on Page D1 yesterday. For details, see today's Page D4.

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The Chinese film "Green Tea" and Australian documentary "Mr. Patterns" were the big winners in the Hawaii International Film Festival's Golden Maile Awards, announced last night at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

The feature film "Green Tea" was directed by Zhang Yuan; the documentary "Mr. Patterns," by Catriona McKenzie.

A Special Jury Awards went to the joint U.S.-Korean documentary "And Thereafter" and to the Japanese feature film "Peep TV Show."

The surprise of the evening was the Blockbuster Video Audience Award documentary winner, director Kaliko Palmiera, a student at the University of Hawaii's Academy for Creative Media, for his 15-minute film "Steve Mai'i," on the life of the local music legend.

Other awards

Best Feature, audience award: "Getting Squared," from Australia

Best Short: University of Southern California student Jennifer Akana-Sturla, for "Kamea"

Hawaii Film & Videomaker Award: James Sereno, for his dramatic short "Silent Years"

Eastman Kodak Award: Allen Daviau, for excellence in cinematography

Film in Hawaii Award: Brian Keaulana, safety advisor to many local productions

NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) Award: "Rewind," South Korea

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