Legendary Actress Catherine Deneuve to attend Hawaii`i European Cinema Film Festival Oct 23: Gala Tickets & Schedule





Honolulu, HI (September 28, 2015) Hawai`i European Cinema Film Festival (HEC), presented by Luxury Row, is honoured to announce France’s leading dame of cinema, the illustrious and award-winning, CATHERINE DENEUVE, is confirmed to be the celebrated ‘guest of honor’ at the festival’s highly anticipated awards gala on Friday, October 23, 2015at The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. What is considered Hawaii’s most glamorous and prestigious evening in paradiso cinema, will be dedicated to an elite and extraordinary celebration of Deneuve as she is presented with“The Christina Hassell Lifetime Achievement Award”.


Recipient of The Christina Hassell Lifetime Achievement Award

Gala Schedule & Tickets

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

  • 5:30p.m. - 7:00p.mSignature Red Carpet Arrivals with DJ SuperCW & No-Host Foyer Champagne
  • 7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m: Cocktails, Paparazzi & Awards Program on the Diamond Lawn featuring cuisine by Azure, MW Restaurant, Stage, Taormina and Tiki’s Bar & Grill and music by DJ Michael Fong. 
  • 10:00p.m. – Midnight: Late night after party and delectable delights in the Grand Salon hosted by The Moana Surfrider.
  • Coveted tickets to attend Hawai`i European Cinema Gala’s “Celebration of Catherine Deneuve” are available for $150 per person: http://hecff.gala-engine.com/2015/events/hawaii-european-cinema-awards-gala/(Please note that $107 is tax deductible.) 
  • Attire is Black Tie.
  • Complimentary valet available.

In addition to Deneuve’s unprecedented gala appearance, her film STANDING TALL will close the 6th annual Hawai`i European Cinema Film Festival on Saturday, October 24, 2015 with a 2:00 p.m. screening at Consolidated Theatres at Ward Stadium. The closing film, will include a limited Q&A with Catherine Deneuve immediately following the feature. HEC is pleased to offer the community complimentary tickets to ALL screenings, but seats must be reserved in advance at: http://hecff.gala-engine.com/2015/all-films-events/.

Biography of Catherine Deneuve

Born into a family of actors, Catherine Deneuve started her acting career somewhat by coincidence through her sister Françoise. Very quickly, however, she then found her vocation and shot to stardom with films like LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG by Jacques Demy and REPULSION by Roman Polanski.

Be it as the mysterious beauty, the bourgeois housewife or a bisexual vampire, Catherine Deneuve has now and again given unforgettable moments to the world of cinema. She has worked with Luis Buñuel in BELLE DE JOUR and TRISTANA, with Jean-Paul Rappenau in LA VIE DE CHÂTEAU and LE SAUVAGE, with Jean-Pierre Melville in UN FLIC, and with André Téchiné in MA MAISON PREFERÉE and LES VOLEURS, to name but a few.

Throughout her impressive career, Catherine Deneuve has been honoured in Berlin, Cannes and Venice. She received her first César and an Italian David di Donatello for her role as Marion Steiner in THE LAST METRO by François Truffaut with whom she had also made MISSISSIPPI MERMAID and her role as Eliane in INDOCHINE by Régis Wargnier earned her another César and a nomination for an Oscar.

Catherine Deneuve has starred in over 100 films, among them DANCER IN THE DARK by Lars von Trier, 8 FEMMES (earning her a Silver Bear in Berlin and a European Film Award) and POTICHE by François Ozon, UN CONTE DE NOËL by Arnaud Desplechin, PALAIS ROYAL by Valérie Lemercier and ELLE S’EN VA (On my Way) by Emmanuelle Bercot.

She can currently be seen in cinemas in Emmanuelle Bercot’s STANDING TALL.

The Iconic Red Carpet of Waikiki and the Hawai`i European Cinema Awards Gala:

Inspired by the world's most prestigious red carpets and the spirit of the Croisette at the Cannes Film Festival, Hawai`i European Cinema, Hawaii's European Film Festival, will once again transform Waikiki's Kalakaua Avenue fronting the timeless and iconic entrance of the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa. This iconic gala has become notarized as Hawaii's most anticipated, sophisticated and glamorous evening of the year. On Friday, October 23rd HEC will welcome royalty, dignitaries, celebrities, filmmakers, philanthropists, designers and the who's-who of Hawaii. The starry spotlight illuminates the Hawaii`i European Cinema Awards Gala, the quintessential celebration of fine wine, cuisine, culture and films - intertwined like a mesmerizing European story in paradise. The evening will be hosted by Mahealani Richardson and Ryan Kalei Tsuji.   This year, the festival will present three awards in the following categories:

  • “The Christina Hassell Lifetime Achievement Award” presented to Catherine Deneuve.
  • “The Sunny Dupree Family Foundation Production Scholarship” for film students of the Academy for Creative Media at University of Hawaii, Manoa.
  • Princess Dialta Alliata di Montereale “Independent Filmmakers Award”

A New Community-Centric Screening Structure...IT'S FREE!

As part of the Hawai`i European Cinema Film Festival's mission to share the culture of Europe with the people of Hawaii, all screenings as part of the 2015 festival, will be scheduled on weekends only and will be offered complimentary as a celebration of community and the engagement of arts and culture through film. While tickets are complimentary, seats MUST be reserved at: http://hecff.gala-engine.com/2015/all-films-events/. (Please note: a nominal service charge will cover theater-ticketing operations only.)

  • FREEFilms (film titles to be announced shortly): 
    • Friday, October 16th
    • Saturday, October 17th 
    • Sunday, October 18th 
  • Signature Red Carpet Gala Awards & Celebration: Friday, October 23rd
  • Closing Film STANDING TALL with Catherine Deneuve, followed by a limited Q&A: Saturday, October 24th

Hawaii European Cinema is honored to continue its elite partnership with its loyal sponsors for the 2015 Film Festival:

Presenting Sponsor: 

  • Luxury Row

Supporting Sponsors:

  • Hawaii Tourism Authority
  • Consolidated Theatres at Ward Stadium and Kahala 8 
  • The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Moet & Chandon
  • Southern Wine and Spirits
  • Christina Hassell
  • Sunny DuPree Family Foundation
  • V.I.P Trans Hawaii

About Hawaii European Cinema

Founded and Incorporated as a 501c3 in 2009, Hawaii European Cinema is dedicated to cultural exchanges between the people of Europe and Hawai'i through film and to providing financial support to Hawaii-based creative media students.  Our Hawaii European Cinema annually showcases the very latest and best films of Europe. 

French director Jean Cocteau quotes, “Il faut faire aujourd’hui ce que tout le monde fera demain” - "Today we must do what everyone will do tomorrow”. It will be my mission this year to accomplish and pursue the development Hawaii European Cinema for what it must be tomorrow.” said Patrick Gey, President of Hawaii European Cinema.