As new technology moves into the classroom, community stations, and
home computers, young people are finding their voice, expressing their
creativity, and building their academic skills at the same time.
To nurture our youth's interpretation of their commitment to preserving our
coral reefs, beaches, fish populations, and to show the solutions to
protect and restore our ocean resources for future generations, we are
encouraging new film makers to participate. Check out our new project
on H2omovies and our student winners on the Fun Stuff Page.
Our Essence is pure adrenalin.
We feel the salt water rush in our veins when we view
authentic, provocative, creative spark.
We are proud to announce the next generation of filmmakers will have the
opportunity to have their work seen by a broader audience.
3G will allow us to make short films available over the Internet and cellular
platforms. H2o Movies is the next evolution for the Hawaii Ocean Film
Festival. Film makers can send shorts, trailers, or teasers of their
projects to this site, for viewing.
This year, we are partnering with Hawaii Women in Filmmaking to get
more young people into the groove. Stop back soon, were developing
the project now for a launch this winter.
Unlike other film festivals, we realized that filmmakers have almost no venues for films about the ocean.
We encourage action films about surfing, kite boarding, sailing, paddling, voyaging, and any water sport or
adventure that takes place on the ocean. We want to hear the stories that connect us.
Showcasing films with a broad geographic diversity and importance to young film makers,
we are devoted to films without domestic theatrical distribution, first-time directors, and low budgets.
In addition to fiction features, shorts, documentaries, and experimental films, we will actively pursue the action
sports films, a genre that is rarely accepted at other film festivals.
We will show more shorts than features.
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People have a story to tell, about their cultural connection to the ocean,
the historical value of the sea, and their futures in peril.
To build understanding between ocean users, the cultural significance and dependency of coastal people on the
environment, we are promoting HOFF globally. We have received films from around the world, and strive to
enlighten viewers about the issues affecting the ecosystems we share. As a catalyst for cultural understanding
and social change, we will be assisting environmental organizations in promoting their projects and programs.
We project that the films of merit will continue to be viewed, and hopefully will launch some new careers.
Ocean organizations are encouraged to contact the festival to discuss their focus and projects.