Hawaii Maui Film Festival kicks off June 16 By Shane Nelson / June 07, 2010 Share 1 -- The Wailea Resort and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center will host the 11th annual Maui Film festival running from June 16 through 20. "Heading into our second decade, this year's Maui Film Festival staff is more committed than ever to presenting movies that matter, luminaries worthy of festival tributes and culinary arts celebrations to be remembered for a lifetime," festival director Barry Rivers said in a statement. The festival's five-day schedule will include 35 film screenings and a range of culinary events. Zac Efron, the star of Disney's popular High School Musical franchise, will be honored on opening night with the event's Shining Star Award. Likely best known for its Celestial Cinema events, held nightly under the Maui stars in front of a 50-foot screen on the Wailea Resort's Gold and Emerald golf course, this year's festival will feature a range of documentaries, full-length features and short films. Visit www.mauifilmfestival.com for details.