Waimea film fest set for January
The Waimea Ocean Film Festival (Ocean Film) returns to Waimea and the Kohala Coast Jan. 2-10. Enjoy films and programs showing in Waimea, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and The Fairmont Orchid Jan. 2-5, and then at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Jan. 6-10.
The combination of exceptional and award-winning films, intimate breakfast talks, Q&A filmmaker sessions, compelling speakers, artistic exhibits and receptions is not to be missed. In its fourth year, Ocean Film also offers a culinary event, Taste of the Island, and early morning activities, such as yoga on the beach.
Through thought-provoking films and discussion, the festival immerses participants in a greater understanding and awareness of the ocean, our culture and ourselves. Informative Q&A sessions after many films offer moviegoers the opportunity to delve deeper into the film’s message and production while posing questions to filmmakers. Last year’s festival offered more than 60 Q&As and a dozen casual breakfast talks with filmmakers and experts associated with film topics.
“The Waimea Ocean Film Festival engages, educates and inspires attendees in a celebration of ocean and island culture,” said Tania Howard, Ocean Film founder and director. “It is about all that we love about Hawaii.”
Festival passes will go on sale in September, along with early bird rates designed for kama‘aina. For event updates, visit www.waimeaoceanfilm.org, Waimea Ocean Film Festival on facebook, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Waimea Ocean Film Festival is made possible by the support of its sponsors and patrons. Mahalo to the 2013 partners, who made last year’s festival possible: GoPro, San Disk Foundation, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, The Fairmont Orchid, The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hapuna Prince Resort, West Hawaii Today, Big Island Weekly, Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA), Big Island Brewhaus, Redwater Cafe, Parker School, Merriman’s Restaurant, All About Chocolate, Sushi Rock, Ke Ola Magazine, Joe Fagundes III (Kona Law), Maile Charters, Blue Wilderness Dive Adventures, Anna Ranch, the Shops at Mauna Lani, Kona MacNet, The Computer Doctor, Puakea Ranch, Nemo Advertising, Waimea Instant Printing, Maria Peterson Catering, Island Girl Eats, Matson Foundation and Starbucks Coffee.
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