The Maui Film Festival was launched in 2000 and continues to bring an innovative mainstream and indie films to Maui. A key element of the festival are the awards given to members of the acting community.

Well-known actor, Paul Rudd, (recently in the Avengers: Endgame) has been announced as the recipient of the Nova Award. Previous winners include include Jessica Chastain, Claire Danes, Zooey Deschanel, James Marsden, and Evan Rachel Wood.

“With empathy, compassion, grace, kindheartedness and, as we’ve all enjoyed so many times, a perfect sense of comedic timing, Rudd breathes life into characters in blockbusters and picture-perfect indie films that delight us,” festival director and founder Barry Rivers said in a statement. “In short, Paul Rudd is a true original. We couldn’t be more pleased to honor him with the 2019 Maui Film Festival Nova Award.”

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