Diana Xu, China’s contestant in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant, was one of the many guests who joined festival sponsors, staff and delegates to mingle and dine before heading off to the Regal Dole Cannery Theatres to watch the first night of films from around the world.
Here’s a look at the grand start to what’s sure to be another fabulous HIFF.
- Artisanal beer dinner at 12th Avenue Grill
- Weekend in Hana
- Hana Harvest dinner
- Harvest day at Mahele Farm
- Countdown to the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival