Hawai'i Films Open the 2013 Maui Film Festival By Noe Tanigawa • Jun 11, 2013 ShareTweetEmail Listen Listening... / 2:26 Barry Rivers, founder and director of the Maui Film Festival, briefly discusses the growth and potential for local films. The Maui Film Festival kicks off tonight with a night under the stars and a very special focus on Hawai’i. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports. The Maui Film Festival continues through June 16th. You can find the full schedule online. Tags: HPR-2filmMauiArts & CultureShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.