2019 Awards 

Award winners are selected by the Hawai'i Film Critics Society.

Best Cinematography: Upstream directed by Jeff Orig

sponsored by John Mason

- $200
- Year-long subscription to American Cinematographer magazine
- Hour-long phone conversation with two-time Emmy nominated cinematographer Ron Garcia (ASC)

Nominees

- Ko, directed by Nathan Howe
- Kaumakaiwa, directed by Bradley Tangonan

- Upstream, directed by Jeff Orig

Best Feature Film

Out of State, directed by Ciara Lacy

sponsored by Hawai'i Media Inc

- $300

Nominees

- August at Akiko's, directed by Christopher Makoto Yogi

- Out of State, directed by Ciara Lacy

Best Short Form Film

Ho'omau, directed by Kenji Doughty

sponsored by Ohina Films

- $200

Nominees

- The Ali'i's Seed, directed by Jonathan Yudis

- Ho'omau, directed by Kenji Doughty
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Kaumakaiwa, directed by Bradley Tangonan
- Potluck with Smooch: Cray Cray Crepes, directed by Diq Diamond

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