Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Waimea Ocean Film Festival

FROM: Fern Gavelek Communications, 808-329-0833
Event logo, 2013 artwork and film stills available
Tania Howard, Waimea Ocean Film Festival Executive Director 808-960-9744,
Screenings Jan. 3-6 in Waimea and Jan. 8-11 on Kohala Coast
HAWAI‘I ISLAND—The pastoral town of Waimea and the sun-drenched Kohala Coast provide the backdrops for the 2013 Waimea Ocean Film Festival (Ocean Film). Opening Thursday, Jan. 3, the third annual event immerses participants in a greater understanding and awareness of the ocean. Through a combination of films and activities, Ocean Film inspires, educates and engages participants in a celebration of the ocean and island culture.

Cinematic fun is January 3-6 in Waimea before moving January 8-11 to Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. In addition to screening 30 to 40 exceptional and award-winning films, Ocean Film offers breakfast talks, Q&A filmmaker sessions, compelling panel discussions, artistic exhibits, receptions, a Taste of the Island and ways to get wet—try yoga on the beach and outrigger canoe lessons.
“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 Hualalai. “The works and events presented within this festival are inspiring, entertaining and quite frankly, a lot of fun.”
Festival passes are available as six-punch passes, film passes and contributor passes and can be conveniently purchased now online. Kama‘aina and Early Bird Pass Rates are available until Nov. 15. A festival schedule will be posted online in mid-December 2012 and updates can be found on facebook at Waimea Ocean Film Festival.
Special hotel rates are offered to festival pass holders at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hapuna Beach Prince Resort, The Fairmont, Orchid, Hawai‘i and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai—ask for the Waimea Ocean Film Festival rate when phoning a reservation.
For festival details, visit or phone 808-854-6095.
WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL thanks its 2013 supporting partners: Go Pro, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, the San Disc Foundation, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hapuna Beach Prince Resort, Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy (HPA), Blacksand Sound & Show, Parker School, Mac Net, gaiacreative, Ke Ola magazine, the Matson Foundation, Joe Fagundes III of Kona Law and Starbucks Coffee. 

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