Maui Film Festival


Years running: 23 (since 2000)

Maui Film Festival

International Film Festival.


Each year, since 2000, the Maui Film Festival has presented five days and nights of under-the-stars Film Premieres, Special Screenings, Festival Tributes, Filmmakers Panels, and world-class Special Culinary Arts Celebrations that include an Opening Night Twilight Reception, Taste of Wailea, Taste of Chocolate, Filmmaker/Patron Brunch, Starry Night MoonDance and/or VIP Party at Spago.

According to the prestigious Hawaii Tourism Authority, the Maui Film Festival is one of only six "Signature Cultural Events" in Hawaii-and the only one that takes place on Maui.

More importantly, from the perspective of filmmakers considering submitting their work for consideration, the Festival has also been hailed as "Hawaii's Answer to Sundance" in the Los Angelel.


Audience Choice Award.


  • Films must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2022
  • Entries will not be accepted that have screened publicly at another Film Festival or Special Screening anywhere in Hawaii or have, or will have, been broadcast anywhere in the U.S.
  • Submit via Filmfreeway system.
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

Regional premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Organizers: Barry Rivers; Maggie Welker (Festival Registrar); Rich Tully.



United States

Official Website



PO Box 790669
Paia HI 96779

Phone: 808-579-9244

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    September 14, 2022
  • Earlybird Deadline "A"
    September 16, 2022
  • Earlybird Deadline "B"
    November 30, 2022
  • Regular Deadline "A"
    March 01, 2023
  • Regular Deadline "B"
    May 01, 2023
  • Late Deadline "A"
    May 12, 2023
  • Notifications
    May 14, 2023
  • Event Dates
    14 — 18 June 2023
Categories & Fees

41+ minutes in length

  • Earlybird Deadline "A" — free
  • Earlybird Deadline "B" — $50
  • Regular Deadline "A" — $60
  • Regular Deadline "B" — $75
  • Late Deadline "A" — $80

40 minutes or less

  • Earlybird Deadline "A" — free
  • Earlybird Deadline "B" — $30
  • Regular Deadline "A" — $35
  • Regular Deadline "B" — $45
  • Late Deadline "A" — $50

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