3 years and counting. The 2024 O'ahu Surf Film Festival is back for a third time. This years festival runs on Labor Day September 2nd 2024 at Regal Kapolei Commons. Submissions are now open.

Regal Kapolei Commons is located at 4450 Kapolei Pkwy Suite 500, Kapolei HI 96707. If you have any questions about this event please reach out to us via email. Regal Cinemas is only a host for this festival.

International Showcase Award
Indigenous Story Award
Audience Award
Cinematography Award
Environment Awareness Film
Sound Design Award
Made in Hawai'i Award

Aloha we are running a all digital only program for 2024. We are extremely interested in Indigenous stories from lesser known places around the world but, would also like to also include domestic films from the mainland US. For all foreign submission we ask that you burn English Subtitles into your video. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out. Films must have been made after January 2021. Please ensure you own the Copyrights to any music you may have used to include your submission! If you submission is through Youtube or Vimeo please ensure your view settings are private. We would like to avoid any films already PUBLICLY POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA. This is a Surf Film Festival all submissions outside the genre of Surfing will be rejected . All Submissions must come through FilmFreeway to ensure transparency I we cannot accept any submission sent via email! Films with a run time of 3-55 minutes is what we are looking for as we would like to include as many screenings for 2024 as possible.

Overall Rating
  • Bella Bunce

    My film 'Unplugged' was selected for this years festival, I was so honoured to be picked and as I'm a very new filmmaking, Ramon was really helpful and lovely when I needed advice on how to deliver the project for the festival. I didn't get to be there in person, but sure it was great!

    September 2023
    Response from festival:

    Aloha Bella thats what its all about helping each other out and giving advice when I can. Thank you for being apart of 2023.

  • Miriam Joanna

    Mahalo for selecting "The Art of Adapting" and for the amazing venue and incredible communication!! So grateful that such dedicated film festivals exist!!

    September 2023
    Response from festival:

    Aloha Miriam it was a honor. Thank you for being apart of 2023.

  • Mahalo for selecting HOMECOMING. The festival is well run and Ramon was great to work with. Couldn't ask for anything more.

    September 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much its was great having you all!

  • Marco Espirito Santo

    Super proud to have had my short "Heaven is on my side" screen at Oahu Surf FF alongside some really great surf films! Big thanks to all the team for their commitment to putting on a quality festival, in particular Ramon for his hospitality and attention to detail.

    October 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for letting us showcase your film Marco. I look forward to see more of what you produce in the future!