Maui offers many dazzling sights from our epic sunrises over the beach, to the haunting beauty of our dormant volcanoes and the visual bliss of the foamy surf running over the beach sand. However, if you happen to be visiting our island from June 15 – 19th, then we invite you to drag your eyes away from our natural wonders (just for a bit) and see if you can find some visual delights of another kind. That’s because we will be once against hosting the hugely popular and glamorous Maui Film Festival, 2016. The festival is your ticket to view some of the best upcoming films of the year, spot Hollywood stars, and enjoy a variety of amazing events!

See the Films Your Artsy Friends Will Be Talking About

Every year, the Maui Film Festival takes place in Wailea. Films are screened in the beautiful Castle Theatre at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, as well as under the stars at the Celestial Cinema on the Wailea Gold Golf Course and the Seaside Cinema at the Grand Wailea Resort. It truly is an experience to spread your blanket or set up your chair outside and watch hula dancers perform before the screenings begin each night! This is your chance to watch some great films and finally stand toe-to-toe with your cultured friends who insist on only watching indie films.

Guess Who’s Coming to the Maui Film Festival This Year…

The Maui Film Festival isn’t just your chance to see well-known stars on the big screen. You might just see them in person, too! This year, the festival will be presenting awards to Kelly Rohrbach, Wyatt Russel, Michael B. Jordan, Viola Davis, and Bryan Cranston. That’s right, you might get to sit right next to Walter White during a screening. (Do not get on his bad side!)

It’s Not Just About the Movies…

You get to see brand new movies and rub elbows with the stars…can the Maui Film Festival get any better? You betcha! How about adding in swanky drinks, delicious chocolate, and culinary delights from the island’s top chefs?

Several big events will be hosted alongside the film festival starting with the Taste of Summer Opening Party on June 15th at the Molokini Gardens at the Grand Wailea. Put on your best outfit and enjoy a delicious meal and scrumptious drinks before sitting down for a double feature at Celestial Cinema. Two days later, bring your appetite and your sweet tooth. June 17th marks the Taste of Chocolate event at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea. We bet you can guess what is on the menu: chocolate, chocolate, annnnnnd more chocolate!

Finally, finish off your film festival experience on June 18th at the Taste of Wailea. The best chefs of Maui will set up their tents across the Wailea Gold and Emerald Golf Courses to try and wow your taste buds. This is your chance to taste traditional Hawaiian dishes at their best as well as culinary flavors from around the world. Don’t worry about the calories, you can always hike up a dormant volcano later!

Get Your Tickets Now!

Tickets for the Maui Film Festival and its accompanying events are going fast, so make sure to snag yours today. You can also save a little bit by buying your tickets online in advance. Want to know another great way to save money during your Maui trip? Why not rent a luxury ocean front vacation condo for your group rather than separate hotel rooms for everyone? At Ali’i Resorts, we offer a wide variety of condos in Wailea, practically on the doorstep of the Maui Film Festival. Give Ali’i Resorts a call us  at (808) 879-6284.