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2010 Winners


Concerto
Concerto AM (Short, 15 Minutes, USA) After losing an important homicide case, detective Ray Lorenz returns home to discover his wife sleeping with Phillip, her violin teacher. When Ray impulsively kidnaps Phillip, the two go on a journey full of surprising revelations and ultimately, redemption.
Danzak
Danzak (Short, 20 Minutes, Peru) The life of a 10-year old girl, Nina, changes dramatically when her father and Master Dancer asks her to fulfill his last wish.
Soul Walking
Soul Walking (Short, 10 Minutes, Italy) A man who's about sixty is walking along one of his native town's streets. Youth memories are being called back to his mind by the late afternoon's heat and summer light. When he was young he used to see a girl he fell in love with. This physical and mental walk ends up in a church's sacristy: he has become a priest to get over the grief for the loss of his beloved, who met with a fatal accident at an early age.
Sebastian Voodo
Sebastian's Voodo (Animation, 4 Minutes, USA) A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death. A 3D animated film created at the UCLA Animation Workshop by award-winning filmmaker Joaquin Baldwin.
Without Arms
Without Arms (Animation, 3 Minutes, USA) This 3D animation follows one of art history's masterpieces as she comes to life. The Venus de Milo is a symbol of beauty in a museum showcasing perfection. In 'Without Arms,' the Venus becomes aware of her physical imperfections, namely her arms. While attempting to resolve her handicap, she has an accident, loses her head but finds a new body.
The Snow Princess
The Snow Princess (Animation, 7 Minutes, USA) Snow Princess Gwyneira has spent an eternity dreaming of the World of Spring locked in her bedroom tower with only her mother for company. Against her mother's wishes, she continues longing for this other world. One day, she finds her escape and tumbles to what starts off as a grand adventure, but may end as a tragedy.
Leonardo
Leonardo (Animation, 10 Minutes, USA) Follow Leonardo as he concocts his flying machine, gets ready for flight and finally...well you just have to see where the maestro's creativity takes him. Leonardo is about the journey of the creative spirit, through much failure, pain, perseverance, success and ruin. A journey that often does not end where the artist thought it would.
Hybrid Union
The Hybrid Union (Animation, 4 Minutes, USA) Two abstract characters - Plus and Minus - are racing each other in the imaginary world. They operate using different sources of energy. Minus gets his energy from the Sun (light) and Plus from petroleum (oil). At some point they come across a third character that is different from both of them. It's smaller, more compact and moves much faster. Plus and Minus try to unite to form a 'Hybrid Union' to double their energy to win the race against the newcomer - will they succeed or will they have to make way for a new solution?
Sea Change
Sea Change (Documentary, 83 Minutes, Norway, USA) Shortly after learning about ocean acidification, Sven Huseby set out to learn more about this threat to the world’s oceans. This journey takes Sven back to his roots in fishing communities from Seattle to Alaska and finally to Norway as he learns first-hand about this devastating phenomenon and what can be done to stop it. Through Sven's travels we uncover the scientific, cultural, political and economic implications of ocean acidification. Upon returning to the United States to visit his grandson Elias, Sven seeks out the individuals and organizations who are pursuing a range of solutions to acidification as he tries to determine where hope may lie in this epic struggle for the future of the oceans.
Damien Making a Difference
Damien Making a Difference, God Making a Saint (Hawaii Films, 46 Minutes, USA) At the age of 33, Fr. Damien de Veuster was sent to Molokai to serve the people suffering from Hansen's Disease (leprosy). When he arrived, the people living in the leper colony lacked all basic necessities and lived in fear---immorality and lawlessness being the norm. Fr. Damien came to live among them, becoming a voice to the outside world, ministering to the people, providing food, shelter, love, hope and faith. This story is told through Damien's own words taken from his writings in letters and journals. Members of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, of which Damien was a member, provide refection, showing how the touch of God was evident throughout Damien's life from the very beginning.
Fiberglass and Megapixels
Fiberglass and Megapixels (Hawaii Films, 48 Minutes, USA) Fiberglass and Megapixels sheds light on Hawaii's North Shore winter surfing scene and finds the true beauty within the over crowded image gathering free for all. The surfing industry relies on these inspiring pictures from Hawaii to sell the surfing lifestyle and Fiberglass and Megapixels goes deep as top surfers, photographers and cinematographers share their perspective on what it takes and what it means to get the shot and live the surfing dream.
The Chef's Letter
The Chef's Letter (Short, 14 Minutes, United Kingdom) Rob is married with a little girl he adores. A successful chef, he lives his life as he runs his kitchen, but his familiar regime of order and control is shaken when he falls in love with a young male trainee. At the last moment, he decides to make his feelings known, and so writes the letter that could promise his release but could also destroy his ordered life.
Steel Homes
Steel Homes (Short, 10 Minutes, United Kingdom) Self-storage units are windows into human histories: the silent cells with their discarded objects and dust-covered furniture are inscribed with past dreams, secret hopes and lives we cannot let go off. Moving from steel cage to steel cage, we encounter tales of heartbreak, loneliness and despair; and stories of liberation, adventure and leaving the past behind. One recurring motive is of people in a kind of temporary or permanent limbo - people who have lost their homes, either literally or metaphorically. STEEL HOMES explores the fragmented nature of memories, set in the starkly beautiful aesthetic of our modern industrial world.
Unreserved: The Work of Louie Gong
Unreserved: The Work of Louie Gong (Short, 14 Minutes, USA) UNRESERVED is an intimate profile of Pacific Northwest artist and activist Louie Gong (Nooksack, Squamish, Chinese, French, Scottish). In March 2009, he began merging Coast Salish art with pop culture icon Vans Shoes, to create custom skate shoes representing the complexities of multi-racial cultural identity -- something he refers to as walking in two worlds. While many are drawn to his shoes because they represent the meeting of multiple worlds, others simply appreciate their freshness and originality. In addition to Vans, Gong is beginning to explore new mediums for his art including yellow cedar skate decks, canvas, and clothing.
Crossing Midnight
Crossing Midnight (Short, 29 Minutes, USA) Set on the border of Thailand and Eastern Burma, CROSSING MIDNIGHT tells the story of a remarkable community of refugees from Burma working against incredible odds to help their own. During the violent crackdown of the 1988 student uprising, Dr. Cynthia Maung and a group of fellow students fled to the border of Thailand. There, with virtually nothing in hand, they created the Mae Tao Clinic in a one-room barn. Over twenty years later, in the midst of an unparalleled healthcare crisis, the clinic has grown into a community of over 500 healthcare workers, a school for refugee children and a dedicated group of cross-border backpack medics who travel at great risk through the jungles of Eastern Burma to treat those living on the run. CROSSING MIDNIGHT presents a unique portrait of resilience, courage and hope.
Lose Yourself in Me
Lose Yourself in Me (Music Video, 6 Minutes, USA) Three couples explore their sensuality alone and together.
 
The Outside (Feature, 90 Minutes, USA) Under the warm embrace of the Southern California beach lifestyle, 'Ned Blakey' aspires to ride the waves of professional surfing. In an instant he becomes the center of the pro surf circuit. Ned wades into the troubled waters of fame and fortune. Tempted by power, excess and girls, Ned must evolve or devolve. Based on true events this is a surf film that is a must ride.
 
A History of Aviation (Short, 17 Minutes, France, Hungary) Normandy, 1905. The picnic is over; the upper middle class party prepare to go home. They are waiting for just one last photograph, but someone is still missing from the group...
 
Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaii (Hawaii Films, 60 Minutes, USA) According to Michelle Obama, You cant really understand Barack until you understand Hawaii. But you cant really understand Hawaii, until you understand Pidgin, the language of Hawaiis heart and soul. Born on sugar plantations, spoken by more than half of Hawaiis population, part English, part Hawaiian, with Chinese, Japanese, and Tagalog mixed in, Pidgin captures the essence of multi-ethnic Hawaii. Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaii, a one hour documentary, profiles this language of Hawaiis working people from plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride.
 
Carpet Racers (Documentary, 82 Minutes, USA) Carpet Racers explores a yearlong journey into the subculture of grown men and women that make a living, or try to, racing radio control cars Professionally. Whether at their local tracks, or on the biggest of stages, these competitors are almost exactly like those celebrated individuals that race NASCAR or FORMULA ONE. Almost Aside from two huge differences: the cars are the size of a shoebox, and no one has a clue who these people are. Carpet Racers documents the ultimate victories and crushing defeats of five of the top racers in the world in their quest to be the best. The film delves into the struggles they have to endure at home, and the sacrifices they make to race for a living. Life on the road racing toy cars takes a tremendous toll.
 
Take Me Back to Hanalei (Music Video, 4 Minutes, USA) Catchy tune, beautiful Hawaiian scenery, Take Me Back to Hanalei is a music video for all ages. It captures the experience of being in Hawaii and the longing for more. Anyone who has visited the islands, 1.5 million a year, will enjoy this video.
2010 Gold Kahuna Winners

Action Sports
Playing Through
Beyond the Dream: the Joey Buran story
Out Of Place

Animation
Days on the Shore
Dandelion Will Make You Wise
Long-distance Call
Sinking Moon
In Search of the Colors

Documentaries
Crossing Borders
Recess Ends
Dreams
Ida's Dance Club
BoardHeads
Expedition Inspiration
15TH STATION
Japan; A Story of Love and Hate
Pinot: Sonoma Dreams
Tapped
HolyWars
It Is Epilepsy: The Challenges & Promises of Automated Seizure Control
MEET MARY PLEASANT (Mother of Civil Rights)
Modern Day Slaves - OFW Overseas Foreign Workers
Chasing the Shadows
Ninoy Aquino & The Rise of People Power
LIVING ON YOUR FEET. THE STRUGGLES OF CIPRIANO MERA
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within
FRAG
Luchadores: Fighting for a Dream
A Place Without People
Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg
Crude

Feature Films
Charlie Valentine
Kino
Chaturanga (Four Chapters)
TurnOver
Dear Mr. Cash
TANTRIC TOURISTS
In My Sleep
Jackrabbit Sky
5:13
3 Ways To Sunday
Invincible Scripture
LOVELORN
The Beginner
Miles Away
I'm Just Saying
Be All and End All
Cole
Snow and Ashes
Journey
Earthwork
Neither Day Nor Night

Hawaii Films
Finding Our Talk 3: Hawaii
Salvia
Last Day

Music Videos
Wilted Flower
Damaged
Wallburds 'Hourglass'
Visa - Breakout the Violins
Magic Rabbit

Short Films
Downstream
Adelaide
Dogwalker
Crawling Theives
Welcome
SINDOOR
Marvin's Plan
Package
Brotherly Love
Display of Emotion
Pincushion
Sandals - Summers, Songs and Sidebars
Little Devil
Just Because You're Paranoid
Love, Anteros
Scissu
Forbidden Fruit
JET (Junior ExtraTerrestrial)
Birthday Party
BREATHTAKING
Bloody Baby Blue
Keras and Manis; The Way of Bali
Beat Boys, Beat Girls
Before Closing
Red, White & Green
Misfortune Smiles
Lonely Road
Song For Ourselves
Leaving The Land of Loss

Student Films
American Boyfriend
Housekeeping
James Warwick
1s & 0s
Ubuntu - I Am Because We Are
Loose Grip
Darker Shade of Gray
SPLIT
Carpe Millennium
Before I Wake
TypeA

Television Pilots
StarTrip Chattabago
American Surf Design
BLOOD RIVALS: Santos El Vampiro
Crankie Frankie


2010 Silver Lei Winners

Animation
Catharsis
Aliens in Wonderland
Magnum Farce: A Shot in the Park
We are the Punky Pets

Documentaries
RIDIN' THE DOG!
Great Squeeze: Surviving the Human Project
Eagle: America's Tall Ship
When Even Angels Wept
Smile 'Til It Hurts: The Up With People Story
Revealing Hate
Baby Boomerang
Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning
Neshoba
Dying to LIVE: NDE
From the Badlands to Alcatraz
Canine Instinct
IN THE NAME OF DEMOCRACY:  AMERICA'S CONSCIENCE, A SOLDIER'S SACRIFICE
Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court
El Sistema
Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
Swing with Son
Nature of Existence
Norma D. Davis: The Ultimate Love Child

Feature Films
And The Winner Is ...
Thank You New York
Broken Hill
I am Bish
My Suicide
'By The Sea'
Dancing on a Dry Salt Lake
Mother Earth
Crimson Mask
Tribute to Tragedy
MOTEL
FOUR OF A KIND
Tangerine Sky
Blue Mansion
VENEZZIA
Case 219
Jade Teardrop
Fancypants
RED
Lives of Better Men
Beautyworld
Jeffie Was Here
The Strip Mall
Empty Town
Evil in the Time of Heroes

Music Videos
Nan Nanny Boo Boo
Different Worlds
City of Noise
Transmission
KAAY FI

Short Films
Black & White
Diamond Confidential
Island of the Gondoliers
BOLD OR BALD
In My Living Room
The Ruling
Maid
Love You. Always.
Dare to Care: Brain Surgery to the Underserved
YardByrds
Osvaldo's
Sssleepy Time
Under God
Te Whare (The House)
Illegal
Nourishing The Kids Of Katrina - The Edible Schoolyard
HIDE
John Turner
Amexica
War Is A Bitch
Girl Like You With a Boy Like Me
Toy Soldier
Curiosity of Penny Parker
Sirens
Namaste
Beekeeper (short)
Redux
One in Charge
Sky was Angry
Invisible Woman
Burn the Wagons

Student Films
Blue Light Bandits
Extra-ordinary
Mother and Machine
Rock Bottom
Honor
Sunday
Clemency
Angel's Bread
Eyes of Beauty
Gehenna
Order

Television Pilots
Something About Ryan
Another Family Show
Pop and Slide


2010 Aloha Accolade Winners

Animation
Skylight
Puffer Girl
Perchance To Dream
Dear Dad, Love Maria

Documentaries
Being Captain Zero
5...6...7...8
Popatopolis
Soundtrack for a Revolution
Afghanistan: Defying Silence
Burzynski
Europe, Successful Story
Speakers Corner-You Have the Right to Remain Vocal
Shooting Beauty
Finding Sandalwood Mountain
Twilight of the Longhouse
Slingshot Hip Hop
Addicted in Afghanistan
Parallel Universe: A Journey Through Autism
Westsiders Blood, Sweat and Surf
Abode
Australians Hit Hollywood
Virtual JFK: Vietnam, If Kennedy Had Lived

Feature Films
Contenders
VALENTINA'S MOTHER
Out of the Fog
Happy Man
Bitter Art
Reel Zombies
Cockfighter
Cinema Salvation
Shutterbug
Blues Of Life
At The Very Bottom of Everything
For Whom He Tolls
Target Practice
Overload
Misconceptions
So Faraway and Blue
Line in the Sand
Polinesia on My Door Step
St. George Shoots the Dragon
Frost
Dig It!
Deeper and Deeper
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead

Music Videos
Kill for You
Animal
Smells Like Teen Spirit

Short Films
Swing
Not Another Heist Movie
In the Deathroom
Absence Presence
Valley of the Moon
Antithesis
Operation: Beelzebuddy
Hicks Road
Worth
Child
Without A Net
Search
Lions, Tigers, Bears
Under the Trees
Dogs Run Loose Around Here
4 Pictures
Wrinkle in Time
Sultans of the Bosphorus
Killer
Line
Jalebi
Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers
Don't Call Me Zombie
ENCOUNTER
Single-Handed
True Beauty This Night
Denouement
Love Bombing
Dear Theodosia
Phoenix Down

Student Films
Into The Zone
Asbury Park
Angels
Real Men Go Hunting
River Under
One For Love
If Not Now When
Tah-Dah
Wonderful Life in Paris
ROUE
Defining David Dalton
My Superhero
DEFECT
Patient

Television Pilots
Cost of Living
Zap Squad And The Sands of Time
Lock Speed Action
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