By: Puakea Ranch On: July 12, 2019 In: The Big Island Comments: 0

When you plan a get away, what activities do you look for first?  We have a “to-do” suggestion to add to your list, as the buzz around the island heading into the New Year is always the Waimea Ocean Film Festival.

Every year, the Waimea Ocean Film Festival brings an exciting line-up of films, speakers, exhibits, presentations and Breakfast Talks to the island in early January. Mark you calendars! for these 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 the Kohala Coast.

The rich history of the island as well as conservation of our beautiful ocean (and land) always plays a role in the Waimea Ocean Film Festival. Their mission is something we at The Ranch also adhere to.

“To bring a greater understanding of the ocean environment and island culture while building awareness that everything we do on land affects the sea and the people whose livelihood and subsistence depends on the health of the ocean environment.

Come for the Waimea or Four Seasons portion, or stay for the whole eight day period, to take in more than 70 films along with Q&As from the filmmakers. Films and programs run across seven venues in Waimea and along the Kohala Coast January 1-4, 2020 including the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaiʻi and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The festival moves to Four Seasons Resort Hualālai January 5-8

Extra Early Purchase/Kamaʻāina Pass Rates will be available mid-August through mid-September for the Waimea Four-Day Film Pass and the Waimea Six-Punch Pass. Contact the Festival Office at [email protected], or visit us online to purchase passes. Passes go on sale mid-August. 

We are honored to have so many incredible story tellers and stories to tell here on the island. Bookmark the date and join us for the celebration.

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