If you're planning to be on Hawaii Island, the Big Island over the Memorial Day weekend, there's still time to make plans to attend one of the island's biggest events of the year, the 2012 Big Island Film Festival.
Nicknamed the "Talk Story" Film Festival, the Big Island Film Festival is a celebration of independent narrative films and filmmaking. In addition to 57 films of varying lengths (including nine from Hawaii, four of those from the Big Island), there are special showings of two Hawaii-made documentary films - Aunty Nona Beamer - Malama Ko Aloha and Family of the Wa'a.
That's just part of what's going on at this year's festival which has been called one of top 20 "Cool Fests" by MovieMaker Magazine.
It all takes place at the Mauna Lani Resort and at the host hotel, The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.
Read more about the 2012 Big Island Film Festival.