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2019 Waimea Ocean Film Festival begins Tuesday (Jan 1)


Ocean Experience, Ocean Environment, Island Culture January 1-9, 2019

HAWAII ISLAND – Start the New Year with a superb lineup of films, special guests, intimate coffee talks, Q&As, exhibits and more January 1-9 at the 2019 Waimea Ocean Film Festival (Waimea Film). The festival brings stunning and dramatic imagery to the screen focusing on the themes of ocean experience, ocean environment and island culture.

Find the 2019 program posted online, where you can conveniently purchase festival passes, at Program copies and film pass sales will be available starting 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29 at the Festival Hospitality Desk at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. Also find Festival Programs at concierge desks at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, the Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

Films are shown starting 10 a.m. January 1, and play simultaneously January 1-4 at multiple venues in Waimea (Kahilu, HPA Gates and Parker theatres), plus at the Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i. The festival moves to Four Seasons Resort Hualalai the morning of January 5, where passes will also be sold, and continues through January 9.

Waimea Film brings over 60 extraordinary films to the big screen in its ninth year, most of which are world, U.S., Hawai‘i or Big Island premieres, with many filmmakers in attendance to answer questions. The festival offers action-packed days of exciting film, dynamic discussion, epic adventure, riveting surf, island culture, compelling speakers, intriguing exhibits and important conversation set amidst the beauty of Waimea and the Kohala Coast.

For the latest updates on films and speakers, follow the festival on Facebook,… visit or email

The Waimea Ocean Film Festival is a 501c3 organization made possible through the support of patrons, sponsors and the community. Mahalo to the 2019 Waimea Film partners: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, the Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, Holualoa Inn, Alaska Airlines, PSAV, Matson, AVS, Sushi Rock, Laulima Food Patch, Big Island Brewhaus, Big Island Traveler, Maile Charters, Kamuela Inn, Starbucks Coffee, Anna Ranch Heritage Center, Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA), Parker School, West Hawaii Today, Hawaii Tribune Herald, Waimea Music, Kona Law, Emily T Gail Show, Waimea Yoga, The Beach FM and The Wave FM.

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