Big Island Film Festival Around the Corner – Workshops Filling Up Fast

Space is still available for the Big Island Film Festival’s two exciting professional screenwriting and filmmaking workshops during BIFF 2012, May 24-28 at The Shops at Mauna Lani and The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i.

An outdoor screening at The Shops at Mauna Lani

NBC’s “Writers on the Verge” Story/Career Consultant Jen Grisanti will present “How to Write TV Spec and Pilot Scripts,” 9-11:30 a.m.  Maui hit filmmaker and “Person of the Year” Brian Kohne explores “From Conception to Completion: Indie Films,” 12:30-3 p.m.  Both workshops take place Thursday, May 24 at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i Amphitheatre, at $50 each.  Advance registration is required by May 20, at www.bigislandfilmfestival.com

The Big Island “Talk Story” Film Festival is a celebration of narrative filmmaking, Memorial Weekend, May 24-28.  Events include free family films under the stars at The Shops at Mauna Lani, daytime movies and nightly double features at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i (self-parking validated), networking opportunities, celebrity receptions, awards brunch and a closing night “Best of the Fest.” Best of the Fest is a fundraising event for Hawai‘i Island Food Basket, with KOHALA in concert, silent auction for the Tripler Army Medical Center’s Fisher House for military families, and the audience-voted Best Feature and Best Short films of BIFF 2012.

Major sponsors include The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i, The Shops at Mauna Lani, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority/Hawai‘i County CPEP and many others.  For more information, complete schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit www.BigIslandFilmFestival.com or call 808-883-0394.

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