A quirky ‘Cape No. 7' takes title


POSTED: Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A quirky film about an eccentric and wildly diverse cast of characters trying to make it as a band in Taipei has won the top award at this year's 28th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival.





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» Golden Orchid Nominees


» 'Noho Hewa' puts in context the struggle of modern Hawaiians



At an award luncheon yesterday at the Sheraton Waikiki, “;Cape No. 7”; from director Wei Te-sheng received the Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for narrative feature. Jurists were Rick Kinsel from the VILCEK Foundation, film producer Roy Lee and Georja Skinner, chief officer in the states Creative Industries Division.

In the documentary category, the Golden Orchid went to “;Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai'i,”; directed by Anne Keala Kelly. The jury panel of actor Cliff Curtis, “;Beautiful Son”; director Don King and KGMB morning news anchor Grace Lee chose the activist film that illustrates the destructive consequences of colonialism on the Native Hawaiian people.

Other awardees:

NETPAC Award: The Phillippines' “;Brutus—the Adventure”; directed by Tara Illenberger, with Thahn Van Nguyen's “;The Little Heart”; as honorable mention.

Honolulu Magazine Award for Best Short Film: New Zealand's “;Coffee and Allah,”; directed by Sima Urale; honorable mention, Hyung Hyup Kim's U.S.-made “;Texas Girl.”;

Oceanic Time Warner Cable's Video-on-Demand Viewers Choice Award: ”;The Hollow,”; a three-minute short by Dana Ledoux Miller of the University of Hawaii's Academy for Creative Media.

The State's Film in Hawaii award: Activist filmmaking team of Joan Lander and Puhipau.