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Kona Surf Film Festival starts this Friday.

Countdown time till the Kona Surf Film Festival, running this weekend Dec. 2nd and 3rd. It's gonna be a great weekend! We've got Robby Machado cruising out on saturday, "Leave a Message" star Lakey Peterson is hanging out for the girl's surf flick, director Cliff Kapono repping his film FTL, and cinematographer Scott Soens will be around for two films - "Year Zero" and "Come Hell or High Water".  We've got "Buffalo" director Tommy Moore cruising, we've got great music by Leche De Tigre and Kimie Miner... And who knows? We've heard rumors of other surf stars and surprise musicians! Gonna be fun so make it out if you can!


8th Annual Kona Surf Film Festival
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
Big Island

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Got a message from my friend Chad Campbell.

"Working on the 8th Annual Kona Surf Film Festival! Psyched. we've teamed with the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows for the fest which has moved outdoors.. Dec. 2nd and 3rd,  2011 on the Big Island.. send your movies, come hang out, or sponsor it!  this year supporting the Seathos Foundation...... check the sites its gonna be sick!"

Indeed it does sound like the ideal way to hold a surf film festival.  Outdoors and in Hawaii.  

Chad founded the festival in 2003 with help from his friends and family.  A filmmaker/editor/producer himself and a lover of all things surf.  He has several several movies to his credit such as Blueprint (2002), Searching for the Haj (2004), Seasons (2005), Zampa (2007), and the film that started it all and was awarded Surfer Magazine's Video of the Year, The 5th Symphony Document.

He is also known as Splinta in the music world for the surf bum rap and hip hop music he produces. Coming soon will be an interview Chad has with film-making legend Bruce Brown, directed by Chris Malloy and shot by Scott Soens for the Surfer's Journal.

8th Annual Kona Surf Film Festival
December 2nd and 3rd
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows 
68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive 
Kohala Coast, HI 96743

Film Requirements for Submission:
Any film base on, around, or somewhere near the sport/art/pastime of wave riding will be considered for submission.

Film Submission Deadline:
September 30th

Send submissions on DVD with artwork and relevant information to:
Kona Surf Film Fest
74-4908 Mamalahoa Highway
Holualoa, HI  96725

8th Annual Kona Surf Film Festival website:

Sea-thos Foundations - Promoting education and awareness of the human impact on the world's oceans:

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