Lañinbwil’s Gift wins Hawaii Ocean Film Festival Award

"Miko" played by Bikinian Lulani Ritok, and "Letao" played by Iohaan Anjolok

July 19, 2011: It was announced last week that the Marshallese feature film, “Lañinbwil’s Gift,” starring over a dozen Bikinians, won BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM at the Hawaii Ocean Film Festival, named one of the “20 Coolest Film Festivals in 2010” by Moviemaker Magazine.  The film, released in May of 2011, stars Iohaan Anjolok, Lulani Ritok, Netha Gideon, Lyel Tarkwon, Wyre Kimej, Martha Horiuchi, Randon Jack and Maxter Tarkwon and was directed and produced by Bikini Trust Liaison Jack Niedenthal and Suzanne Chutaro.

Lañinbwil’s Gift is also an “Official Selection” at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival in Vancouver, Washington and will be shown at that festival in August.

“Lañinbwil’s Gift” website:

“Lañinbwil’s Gift” Preview Trailer:

Moviemaker Magazine article re Hawaii Ocean Film Festival

July Announcement of Winners at HOFF


~ by bikinijack on July 18, 2011.

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