Kona Surf Film Festival Has a New Home

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Now in its 7th year, the Kona Surf Film Festival has a new home. It will be celebrated at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows.

Jenny Kalmback and Morgan Hoesterey are two of the many filmmakers who will be featured this weekend. Their film "Destination 3 Degrees" chronicles the two world-class stand-up paddlers as they conquer 7 of Hawaii's 9 channels; paddling from the Big Island of Hawaii all the way to Ni'ihau.

Here's some additional information about the festival and its supporting partners:

WHAT: The 7th annual Kona Surf Film Festival presented by Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows.

WHEN: Friday, December 3 and Saturday, 4, 2010. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Sunset jam with Leche De Tigre.  Films to be screened after sunset.

WHERE: Hale Hoaloha Pavilion at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii.

COST: Pre sale: adults $12, children (under 12) $8. Two day pass: adults $20, children $14.

At the door adults $15, children $10. Food and drinks available for purchase.  No coolers please.

AFTER PARTY: Ocean Bar & Grill at Mauna Lani.

TICKETS & INFO:  www.konasff.com

STAY: Make a weekend of it. Chill at Mauna Lani. Visit www.maunalani.com

About Kona Surf Film Festival:

Founded in 2003 by Chad Campbell, the Kona Surf Film Festival celebrates the art of surfing.  Chad, a surfer, filmer and editor himself, has always held a passion for film-making and the surfing lifestyle.  He wanted to use that passion to bring the community together to participate in the long-held tradition of surfers watching surf films, on the big screen.  Often showcasing unknown films and filmmakers who have a love for all things surf, the Kona Surf Film Fest gives people an opportunity to share in the stoke, outside of the water. Visit www.konasff.com

About Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows:

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows is consistently ranked as one of the leading luxury resorts in Hawaii.  It is the only independently-owned resort on the Kohala Coast and has maintained its original owners since its opening in 1983.  Mauna Lani gives guests an intimate, timeless Hawaiian experience that is personalized, authentic and pleasantly unscripted.  It is Mauna Lani's cultural and environmental programs that make it truly stand out from others and which has earned it the reputation of one of the "World's Top Earth-Friendly Getaways" from Conde Nast Traveler .  Mauna Lani is committed to delivering aloha in everything it does and as such takes a stand against hidden resort fees.  It is home to the famous CanoeHouse restaurant, the multi-award winning Mauna Lani Spa and the championship Francis I'I Brown Golf Courses. For reservations call (800) 367-2323 or visit www.maunalani.com.

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