Honolulu Surf Film Festival

July 7 - August 3, 2018

The Honolulu Surf Film Festival returns for its 11th year to showcase the best new features and shorts. Theater guests can see beautiful barrels and gnarly wipeouts on surf journeys across the globe, along with inspirational tales from surfers we know and love. 

Full lineup to be announced. The festival kicks off with an opening reception on Saturday, July 7, with food and live entertainment. During the reception, guests will be able to visit the exhibition Making Waves, which features works by international and Hawaii-based female artists who all have a relationship to water. Artists Carol Bennett and Bruna Stude will give a special gallery tour of their works in the exhibition.

Throughout the month audiences can vote for their festival favorites. The winners of the audience-choice awards will be announced at the closing-night reception and film on Sunday, July 29.

This year, the festival is honored to have surfer and filmmaker Crystal Thornburg-Homcy as a guest curator. She will develop a shorts program inspired by Making Waves, an exhibition featuring water-related works by women artists, opening June 14.

Film Tickets: Available at the theater door on the day of screening, beginning one half-hour before each showing, or online in advance.

Film admission: $12 general admission; $10 museum members; free for youth 18 and under at the door. 

  • Organizer: Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Phone: 808-532-6097
  • Website: http://www.honolulumuseum.org/
  • Venue: Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theatre
  • Address: 900 S Beretania St., Honolulu, HI, 96814
  • Hours: Multiple hours

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