Ocean Film Festival set for Waimea in January

The picturesque town of Waimea and the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island are the backdrops for the 2013 Waimea Ocean Film Festival, taking place Jan. 3-6 and Jan. 8-11. In addition to screening 30 to 40 award-winning ocean and water-inspired films, the event also features breakfast talks, Q&A filmmaker sessions and panel discussions. Also offered are outdoor activities ranging from yoga on the beach to outrigger canoe rides. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hapuna Beach Prince Resort, The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai are offering special rates to festival pass holders. (http://www.waimeaoceanfilm.org)