Every year, the Waimea Ocean Film Festival attracts all walks of life to the Hawaii Island. Filmmakers, speakers, special guests and film lovers from around the world find themselves cozied up with a warm cup of coffee at the Four Seasons and Fairmont.
The coffee talks and Q&As with filmmakers have become a few of the most notable aspects of this ocean fest. In a past fest, local ocean photographer Clark Little talked story about his movie featuring the shorebreak shots that he’s famous for. This year, producer Phil Arnone and writer Robert Pennybacker will talk story about the film “Brother’s Cazimero.” The movie shares the story of this local musical duo.
The film talks usually take place throughout multiple venues, including the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and the Fairmont Orchid. They are the perfect place for intimate dialogue and discussion with those who know the films best. Early risers enjoy beach yoga and breakfast talks.
This year, a Voyager exhibit will feature the upcoming worldwide voyage of the Hokulea and will include an 8-by-13-foot map of the world, indicating the canoe’s route. It will open with a blessing and ceremony at Kahilu Theatre on Jan. 2, 2014 at 4 p.m.
For more information on the festival, visit www.waimeaoceanfilm.org.