World Whale Film Festival

Film festival photo

The 1st Annual World Whale Film Festival premiered Saturday, February 11 from 6pm - 9pm at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel showcasing multi-media works by local artists and advocates.

The film festival was a complete success the venue was filled with supporters inspired by these amazing stories. Listed below are the films that were presented at the 2017 World Whale Film Festival.  Mahalo to all our presenters!

Slideshow presented by David Fleetham

“One Voice” by Chris Cilfone

“Tonga with whales underwater” by Philip Thurston

“Pachamama” by Karim Liya

“Surfing be cause” by Torsten Durkan

“Ocean” by Nick Wood
“Migration towards Prosperity” by Selket Guzman

“Arabian Sea Humpback Whale” by Robert Baldwin

“False Killer Whales” by Pacific Whale Foundation’ Research team

The Film Festival is free and open to the public. Our mission is to share powerful and provocative stories that inspire ocean and wildlife conservation around the world.

Presenters will include award-winning filmmakers, world-renowned wildlife photographers and influential digital media artists who will share insights and inspirations behind their projects. The screenings include works by Robert Baldwin, Chris Cilfone, Torsten Durken, David Fleetham, Selket Guzman, Jeannette Heidrick, Karim Iliya, Greg Kaufman, Kulia Kaufman, Thurston Photo and Nick Wood.

The theme of the Film Festival is "Conservation in Motion" and the works cover a range of subjects, including endangered whale and dolphin populations, surfing activism, Hawaiian sea life, whalewatching in Ecuador, and other fascinating topics designed to provoke conversations that matter. There will be opportunities to meet and talk with the presenters following the screenings.

Presenters will also be taking part in an interactive VIP Whalewatch the following Sunday, February 12 from Lahaina Harbor. Whalewatchers will receive first-hand insights from Pacific Whale Foundation's Founder Greg Kaufman, as well as a commemorative World Whale Day Celebrations t-shirt.

Please join us at our debut Film Festival (February 11) and VIP Whalewatch (February 12) as part of our World Whale Day Celebrations 2017!

Please email any questions to Follow the World Whale Film Festival on Facebook. 

World Whale Film Festival is sponsored by Pacific Whale Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported by members, sponsors, supporters and PacWhale Eco-Adventure guests.