OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL
CELEBRATING THE OCEAN EXPERIENCE
WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL
Ocean Experience, Ocean Environment, Island Culture
Opens January 3, 2013
October 16, 2012 (Kamuela, Hawai’i) – This January, in addition to whale watching and surfing in Hawai’i, people will gather to watch films that embody the beauty, power and mystery of the ocean. Building on the success of the last two years, the Waimea Ocean Film Festival lures film buffs and ocean lovers to the Big Island of Hawai’i. This popular event immerses participants in a greater understanding and awareness of the ocean and island culture.
The festival will be held January 3-6, 2013, in the town of Waimea on the Big Island, and along the Kohala Coast. The festival will move on to Four Seasons Resort Hualālai January 8-11, 2013. Special hotel rates are available to Festival pass holders at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hapuna Beach Prince Resort, The Fairmont Orchid and Four Seasons Resort Hualālai. Considered among the top hotels and resorts in the world, this presents a wonderful opportunity to escape the winter chill and enjoy a stay at one of these beautiful properties!
With screenings of 30 to 40 exceptional and award-winning films, breakfast talks, Q&A sessions with filmmakers, panel discussions, exhibits, receptions, a ‘Taste of the Island’ event, and early morning activities, such as yoga on the beach, and outrigger canoe lessons, the festival keep participants on their toes, and presents many opportunities for dialogue and interaction with filmmakers and speakers. “We’re proud to be partners again in the Waimea Ocean Film Festival,” says Robert Whitfield, regional vice president and general manager of Four Seasons Resort Hualālai. “The works and events presented within this festival are inspiring, entertaining and quite frankly a lot of fun.”
The Waimea Ocean Film Festival would like to thank all of its 2013 Ocean Film partners, including: Go Pro, Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, The Fairmont Orchid, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hapuna Prince Resort, Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA), Parker School, gaiacreative, Ke Ola Magazine, Joe Fagundes III (Kona Law), and Starbucks Coffee.
The town of Waimea, also known as Kamuela, sits in the saddle between the dry and green sides of the island. It is known as much for the paniolo culture that lends character to the town as for the island’s finest chefs, stunning rainbows and sweeping vistas.
TICKET INFORMATION – Film, Event, Contributors and Hualālai passes for the festival are on sale now. Passes may be purchased online at www.waimeaoceanfilm.org or by calling the festival office at 808.854.6095.