Nov 212011

Four Seasons Resort Maui Announces Even More Unforgettable Events

Legendary Hawaiian waterman Dave Kalama leads a surf camp at Four Seasons Resort Maui December 4-9, 2011.

Maui, HI (PRWEB) September 23, 2011

At Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Maui’s first and only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star Resort, what will they think of next? How about a series of Unforgettable Events to help keep the resort’s active lifestyle guests enjoying peak performance. The calendar of events continues into the new year. Here is what is coming up to for fall and winter:

    Tennis Anyone? Learn from The Top Pros, November 16-20: Imagine instruction from some of the world’s top legends, including new additions to the lineup Tracy Austin and Taylor Dent, replacing Lindsay Davenport who recently announced her pregnancy. They join Tom Gullikson, Jose Higueras and Corina Morariu. They will meet you at center court for four days of high-energy practice. This fantasy camp is at the award-winning Wailea Tennis Club and is hosted by Four Seasons Resort Maui. Tennis Fantasy Camp is for adult players ranging in skill from recreational to tournament level. Match Point.
    Cycling Camp Maui, December 3-9: Experience cycling in much the same way as those on the ProTour. Plan to join Tour de France veteran and Canadian Olympian Ryder Hesjedal and Go Cycling Maui when they return to Maui to present this weeklong cycling camp. Geared to riders with modest to advanced fitness and experience, the camp offers instruction and training by Hesjedal and several of the world’s most competitive riders. And, after experiencing the beauty and changing terrain of Maui, you will end each day back at home base—Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.
    Maui Surf Camp, December 4-9: In a destination where surfing is a way of life, you will have an exclusive chance to learn from Hawaii’s legendary waterman Dave Kalama. He is best known as a renowned big wave surfer who co-developed tow-in surfing. He also has been featured in several films, including the surf documentary Riding Giants. The multi-day Maui Surf Camp will include classes and on-water instruction to introduce wave aficionados to the basics and finer points of hanging ten.
    Yoga Retreat: The Body, Mind, Spirit Equation, February 27 – March 3, 2012: Cultivate your physical, mental and spiritual health at an unforgettable yoga retreat featuring Kathryn Budig. A young and widely recognized face in the yoga world, Budig’s playful mixture of challenging classes, her infectious love for yoga, and her joyful personality become the stage for a truly inspiring retreat played out on the stunning Wailea Beach and in other special natural Maui settings.
    Sneak Peak—Now In the Planning Stage: Check Out the Stars Under the Stars at the Maui Film Festival, Coming Mid-June 2012. Come celebrate the 13th season of this ever-popular festival of cinematic vision which showcases dozens of the best new releases—from studios to independents to world cinema—as well as the summer’s best short films. Plan to attend many special events including Four Seasons’ “A Taste of Chocolate,” a night to indulge the palate while mingling with the festival’s celebrities, filmmakers and international film lovers.
For details on prices and how to book, go to: .

About Four Seasons Resort Maui, (

Maui’s first and only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star resort is nestled on 15 acres of the breathtaking Wailea coast. The 380-room oceanfront property is world-renowned for its comfortable opulence, impeccable service and luxurious amenities. The resort is also home to one of the nation’s top-rated spas and three of Hawaii’s most acclaimed restaurants – Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante, Spago Maui and DUO, a premium steak and seafood restaurant.


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Mar 142011
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The Edinburgh International Film Festival welcomes filmmakers from all over the world for an 11 day celebration of world cinema.

Established in 1947 in the same year as the Edinburgh International Festival, the Film Festival took place in August until 2008 when it was moved to June. It is officially the longest-running film festival in the world.

In the early years of the Film Festival the sole focus was on documentary film making. As the years went on however, the scope of the Film Festival was expanded to include fictional films and more abstract work.

Nowadays, film fans and critics can enjoy (or not) a wide variety of cinematic work from short films to full-length feature films to animated work to documentaries to music videos and even films with no moving pictures at all, as we witnessed this year!

British cinema can be relied upon to provide the weird and wonderful from comedy to horror (and black comedies) to biopics. Yet the range of international films you can expect to see at the festival is about as diverse as it comes.

This year, the Edinburgh International Film Festival welcomed film makers from almost every continent on Earth. Iraq, Taiwan, Colombia and New Zealand were all represented by some of their highly talented citizens.

Our city has a long-standing cinematic and theatrical tradition and boasts an impressive number of cinemas and theatres. The Edinburgh International Film Festival is based at the Edinburgh Filmhouse on Lothian Road, the city’s leading art house cinema.

However, the festival organisers make a point of spreading movie screenings throughout the city, using 12 locations including Cineworld at Fountainpark, the Festival Theatre on Nicholson Street, the Cameo movie theatre on Home Street and the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

The idea behind this is to showcase the diversity of our cinemas and theatres and to enable the audiences, which are always made up of both locals and visitors from elsewhere, to appreciate cinema in its traditional and modern form.

Screenings are not simply about sitting down and enjoying a two-hour film in a full cinema. The directors, producers and occasionally actors are often in attendance to talk to the audience from the front of the cinema or participate in a question and answer session. As a result, the vast majority of guests have a genuine interest in cinema as an art form rather than an interest in popcorn and several explosions.

Every year dozens of films have their UK or worldwide premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival adding that extra little bit of spice to proceedings.In 2009, The Hurt Locker had its UK premiere in Edinburgh and went on to perform quite well indeed at the Oscars a few months later.

Edinburgh has in fact hosted a significant number of key premieres over the years including Amelie, L.A Confidential and Pulp Fiction.

In keeping with the Festival’s aim of drawing attention to and rewarding cinematic achievement and also nurturing new talent, a number of awards are up for grabs every year. There are awards for particularly impressive achievements in acting, documentary film making, direction and short film production. The audiences also get to have their say when they are asked to vote for their favourite film from the mainstream cinema section.

The Honorary Patrons of the Edinburgh International Film Festival are four very familiar faces for television and film fans. Local legend and former secret agent Sir Sean Connery, actress and former student of Fettes College Tilda Swinton, Scottish actor Robert Carlyle and photography and direction guru Seamus McGarvey are all involved behind the scenes and up on stage each year.

With almost 12 months until next year’s 2011 Edinburgh International Film Festival there is still plenty of time for you to get your own entry in….suggestions?? A documentary about your rubber ducky? A comedy involving your inebriated neighbours? Or perhaps a short film about your time in Edinburgh…

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