The San Francisco International Ocean Festival will enjoy its 11th year for five days beginning March 5 at the Bay Theater on Pier 39.
It will be a whirlwind this time around with nearly 50 films, half of which will be making their U.S. or world premiere at the festival. Always highlighting local filmmakers when possible—the Bay Area is surrounded by water, after all—the festival highlights all things having to do with the sea.
Whether it’s films about surfing, sharks, diving or marine life, the festival aims to not only entertain but to enlighten about the current state of the ocean environment. In addition to the full schedule of films, there will also be panels of marine experts, an opening night party, a live auction and full access to the aquarium exhibits at Pier 39 where the festival will be taking place.
Find a list of expected highlights below:
March 5: Opening night masquerade party at Aquarium of the Bay.
March 7: Surf film program.
March 8: New film program focusing on whales.
March 9: Brand new diving film program with panel discussion. Also, winning films of the 3rd annual Student Film Competition will be screened, highlighting work from local middle and high school students.
Check out the festival’s official website for more information and advance tickets.