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Award winners are selected by the Hawai'i Film Critics Society.
Best Feature Film
For feature length narrative or documentary films.
directed by Lisette Marie Flanary
- Swarm Season, directed by Sarah J Christman
- Waikiki P.D., directed by Jeff Orig
For narrative or documentary films of any length.
directed by Sarah J Christman
cinematography by Zara Popovici
- 'AILA'AU: Forest Eater directed by Lance Page
- Sequela, directed by Nathaniel Lee Tracy
Best Short Film
Narrative or documentary short or episodic content.
The Pit Where We Were Born
directed by Alexander Bocchieri
- Kama'aina, directed by Kimi Howl Lee
- Molokaʻi Bound, directed by Alika Maikau
'Ike Loa Award
Presented to a filmmaker exploring Native Hawaiian stories and identity and demonstrating excellent artistry, growth and expansion.
directed by Mitchel Viernes
- Down on the Sidewalk in Waikīkī, directed by Justyn Ah Chong
-- This is the Way We Rise, directed by Ciara Lacy
Best Music Video
Best musical content with a focus on innovation + experimentation.
You Were Once Wild
directed by Dom Walczuk
- Doors, directed by BrainInACat
- Good Day Song, directed by Dane Neves
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