2006 is really turning out some great new talent
from our our shores and beyond. We are happy to
add some more stars to our world map of films
submitted. Aloha to our new friends in Austria and
Denmark, and Canada. We are also proud to
announce that we are starting to embrace our own
young student filmmakers through a project funded
by the Hawaii People's Fund. We will be featuring
some of their work as the opening entertainment
before we present some of this years winners. Many
Mahalos to Surfer Magazine, Surfersvillage.com,
Garden Island News, This Week, Essential Kauai,
and everyone for all the great media coverage.
Shitpipe - Drew Carolan
Drop into the Ocean - Maarten van Rouveroy
Welcome Home - Cheyne Tasic and Eric Derman
NU - the Movie - Curt Smith and Ross Haines
Holopuni - the channel crossing - Nick Beck
Our Cultural Connection to the Sea
On Credit - Johnny Abegg
Feature Length - Welcome Home - Cheyne Tasic
Short Film - Keep it Clean Animation -Lana Vali
The 2006 Winning line-up !
With so many new young film makers churning out some great movies, it's hard to choose which films will make it
to the big screen for opening night and the shows that follow. In an effort to keep up with growth and interest in
nurturing new film makers by getting their films off the lap top and out into the world, we will show some local and
student works. The Friday, August 25th show at the Convention Hall will feature 2 additional Hawaii films:
PACIFIC AVALANCHE - The New Era of Tow Surfing
Hawai`i Reef Etiquette - a PSA by Ziggy Livnat
Films about our Marine Environment :
Keep It Clean - Hanalei Elementary School's Lana Vali educates us on the environment in this animated, award
winning public service announcement.
Who Didn't - A short montage on the stranding of the Melonhead whales in Hanalei Bay in 2004, this is an
updated version of the 2005 winning film "Na Kohola o Hanalei by Joel Guy.
Shitpipe - Drew Carolan brings us the Surfrider Foundation's Paddle Out for Clean Water in El Segundo, CA.
Drop into the Ocean - Maarten van Rouveroy is cameraman for Greenpeace International in Amsterdam. This 16
min. film highlights the threats affecting the world's oceans and ecosystems.
Welcome Home - by Cheyne Tasic and Erik Derman offers a unique water perspective of some of our favorite
surfers from Hawaii and the west coast, including Bruce and Andy Irons, Roy Powers, Dustin Barca, Tom
Curren,Joel Tudor, and more. This film gets double props as it is also the winning Feature - length Student film.
This was Cheyne's first year project at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
NU The Movie - Producer Curt Smith and Director Ross Haines transform the surf magazine Nalu Underground to
the next generation of travel magazine in this journey around the world of Surf with some of the biggest names in
the industry and the amateur surfers hot on their tails.
Holopuni - The Hawaiian Word for "Sail Anywhere," is an understatement in describing Nick Beck's adventures in
Bora Bora and Tahiti. This story is about the revival of inter island outrigger canoe sailing in the famous Hawaikinui
Race. It is a 3 day marathon linking the islands of Huahine, Raiatea, Taha and Bora Bora, and to share the
knowledge of interisland outrigger canoe sailing with Tahitians along the way.
|Films about our Cultural Connections to the Sea
On Credit - You just can't help but fall in love with this film maker's quest to make it into "the big show," on the
WQS (World Qualifying Series) of professional surfing. Ranked number 231 in tour that maybe puts 44 competitors
in the money, we follow Johnny Abegg on the tour from his home in Bryon Bay Australia to 15 contests to "live the
dream" of being a professional surfer. It's not easy to survive,especially when you do it "On Credit."
Zen and Zero - a 7000 mile journey through Central America by landlocked Austrian surfers reminds of us the
early surf documentaries and search for the secret society of surfing.
Mahalo to our Corporate Sponsors !
The Hawaiian flag flies over the Oahu North
Shore Chamber of Commerce volunteer
Booth and the Hawaii Ocean Film Festival
Banner. Thanks to all the volunteers who
make these events such a huge success.