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Last chance to submit film entries for this year’s Big Island Film Festival

The final deadline to enter Big Island Film Festival at The Fairmont Orchid is Feb. 1, either by direct submission with website submission forms, or via

Celebrating its ninth year, BIFF includes not only film screenings for grown ups at The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii’s outdoor Plantation Estate, but free family films under the stars at The Shops at Mauna Lani, numerous networking and celebrity social events, screenwriting workshops and a closing night “Best of the Fest” with a top-rated Hawaiian music concert and movies chosen by the audience from Festival entries. “Golden Honu” Awards will be presented to the Best Feature and Best Short in Family, Student, Animated, Foreign, Hawai‘i and Audience Choice categories at a special Awards Brunch to honor the filmmakers and their works on Monday, May 26.

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