Big Island Film Festival

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The Big Island Film Festival is a film festival held at the Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The festival, which has been held every May since 2006, features short and feature films by independent filmmakers from around the world, as well as food and beverage events, celebrities and Hawaiian music and culture. New independent narrative films are eligible for Golden Honu Awards. Founder is Leo Sears.

Named one of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals" in 2009 by MovieMaker Magazine.[1]


  1. ^ "25 Coolest Film Festivals: 2009, by: Jennifer M. Wood, MovieMaker Magazine". 

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