Get ready to throw shakas at the Kona Film Fest

11th Annual Kona Surf Film Festival presented by ALTRES  shaping up 

Surf News Network, 25 October, 2014 : Hawaii’s premier international surf film showcase, the Kona Surf Film Festival, will run Jan. 30th and 31st, 2015 on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The Kona Surf Film Festival showcases independent short and feature films from established and emerging surf filmmakers from around the globe.

The 11th installment of this weekend of film, music, art, ono grinds and drinks is set to be the best festival yet with special guests on board to share in the stoke.

Festival founder and program director, Chad Campbell says “The Kona Surf Film Festival is a chance for filmmakers to expose their work to surfers and non surfers alike in a super fun festival atmosphere.  The films are really diverse and creative, with awesome stories, action and soundtracks.”

The 2015 Festival will once again host art and photography installations by local and international artists, and each night will kick off with live music at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel’s beautiful luaau grounds.  Stay tuned for the complete list of films, bands, art, and famous faces at:

The Kona Surf Film Festival is a creation of Chad Campbell and his friends & family.  Chad, a surfer and filmmaker himself, founded the Festival in 2003 as a means of bringing together Hawaii’s surfing family for a communal love of all things surf!  The Festival has always been a forum for independent filmmakers to showcase their work to a stoked audience.  Additionally, each year the Fest benefits the surfing community on the Big Island and beyond.  The Fest has raised money for various organizations including Kulana Huli Honua, the Betty Kanuha Foundation, Protect Kohanaiki Ohana, Seathos, and the Surfrider Foundation.  In 2015 the Festival is supporting Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and Innovations Public Charter School.

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