The 16th Annual San Francisco International Ocean Festival begins March 7th, and continues through the 10th, 2019. The films screened at the festival will include documentaries, narratives, shorts, animation, and full-length films; many of the films are making their U.S. or world premiere. Besides all the amazing films about surfing, sharks, diving or marine life, we’ll be talking with local filmmakers and environmental experts in the field, to not only entertain but also better understand the current state of the ocean.

“The International Ocean Film Festival is dedicated to using film as a medium to increase public awareness of the environmental, social, and cultural importance of marine ecosystems and foster a spirit of ocean stewardship,” said Ana Blanco, Executive Director for the International Ocean Film Festival. “Commonly referred to as the Sundance of the ocean film festivals,’ We are now in our 16th year as the premier ocean event in North America for ocean-related films. The Seas the Night gala raises funds to allow us to reach middle school and high school students through special daytime programs…”

The 16th Annual San Francisco International Ocean Festival
Thursday, March 7th – Sunday, March 10th, 2019
Cowell Theater in Fort Mason, San Francisco