Submission to the Waimea Ocean Film Festival is by invitation. Only 10-15% of films screened are selected, making “Official Selection” an award in itself and setting the bar high for the individual film awards. With the exception of the Audience Choice and the Director’s Choice awards, films are eligible to receive one individual film award. In a few cases and when films within a given category are substantially different in nature, the award will be shared between two films.
Stay posted as 2019 award-winners announced soon!
To view award winners from previous years, click on the corresponding year.