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Space available at BIFF workshops (May 24-28)


Space is still available for the Big Island Film Festival’s two exciting professional screenwriting and filmmaking workshops during BIFF 2012, May 24-28 at The Shops at Mauna Lani and The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.

NBC’s “Writers on the Verge” story/career consultant Jen Grisanti will present “How to Write TV Spec and Pilot Scripts,” 9-11:30 a.m. Maui hit filmmaker and “Person of the Year” Brian Kohne explores “From Conception to Completion: Indie Films,” 12:30-3 p.m.

Both workshops take place Thursday, May 24 at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Amphitheatre, at $50 each. Advance registration is required by May 20, at

The Big Island “Talk Story” Film Festival is a celebration of narrative filmmaking, Memorial Weekend, May 24-28. Events include free family films under the stars at The Shops at Mauna Lani, daytime movies and nightly double features at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii (self-parking validated), networking opportunities, celebrity receptions, awards brunch and a closing night “Best of the Fest.”

Best of the Fest is a fundraising event for Hawaii Island Food Basket, with KOHALA in concert, silent auction for the Tripler Army Medical Center’s Fisher House for military families, and the audience-voted Best Feature and Best Short films of BIFF 2012.

Major sponsors include The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, The Shops at Mauna Lani, Hawaii Tourism Authority/Hawaii County CPEP and many others.

For more information, complete schedule of events and to purchase tickets, call 883-0294 or visit:

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