For a glimpse of the 2017 Waimea Ocean Film Festival, Download a PDF version of the 2017 Festival Program here!
The Festival Program comes together through a year of intensive effort, and is carefully crafted with films and programs designed to appeal to a wide range of interests and backgrounds. Film submission is by invitation only and award-winning films are sought from around the world, to bring the best of the year’s films back to Hawai’i Island.
Films fall into general categories of Ocean Experience (surfing, paddling, sailing, being on the water), Ocean Environment (which includes films linking how what we do on land affects the sea, as well as films and programs which are generally informative and educational about the ocean environment and the creatures who live there), and Island Culture (films about the history and culture of Hawai’i as well as about other island-faring people). In addition, the program incorporates films that are inspirational in nature, or about people doing great things, in addition to films of epic adventure.
The 2018 Festival Program will be available on-line in PDF format as soon as it is completed and ready for press, which will be around around December 21, 2017.
Follow us on Facebook for an early preview of the program, as films and programming are announced through the fall.
Any last minute changes to the festival schedule, along with To-Be-Announced (TBA) films, will be posted on the TBA’s and Updates page, as well as at the Festival Hospitality Desk.