Thursday, January 2, 2014

Waimea Ocean Film Festival


Waimea Ocean Film Festival

This is my first time attending the Waimea Ocean Film Festival on Hawaii Island starting January 2nd to the 10th.  I am excited to be attending this well anticipated movie festival and seeing some first rate films that celebrate exception stories featuring the ocean environment, surfing and Hawaiian culture in general, it will be an amazing week long movie fest. I'm looking forward to seeing many films filled with inspirational topics especially films on the changes in the environment, the ocean and also Hawaiian culture all important facets of living in Hawaii.
This year there will be various presentations for the public to enjoy and also participate in including: breakfast talks, panel discussions, special event speakers and exhibits at various locations. There will also be a wonderful talk story experience connecting with the film makers that I want to participate in and learn more about their particular films and the production process.

Along with the movies, a grand opening and ending party will also be open to the open to participate in. Opening night celebrations feature A Taste of Hawaii dining experience at the Mauna Kea luau grounds with many local restaurants participating and offering delicious samples of local and fine dining small bites.

While I'm going to the festival, I will be staying at the Hapuna Prince located at Hapuna beach on the scenic Kohala  coastline. It's one of my favorite places to enjoy the fantastic swimming pool and amenities including the gorgeous white sandy beach. Here's a few pictures of the hotel and beach facilities below, pretty nice don't you think?


This should be an exciting week packed with engaging films, speakers and special event, I hope I get to see most of the special presentations.  For the latest updates on films, speakers and activities, follow the festival on Facebook,, visit or email 



  1. Mr. TWS and I are officially jealous! We'd love to be joining you at the film festival -- a great experience in a wonderful setting. We went to the Napa Valley Film Festival in November and hope to attend next year as well. Totally enjoyed the films, talking to filmmakers and of course, the wine.


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