13th Annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival
March 10 – 13, 2016
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center
2016 Call for Entries is Open
Next Deadline is November 30, 2015
The 13th Annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival is proud to be the premier ocean film destination event of the year. Widely recognized as the main film event for ocean-related independent films, the SFIOFF offers a thoughtfully curated selection of diverse films that capture the beauty, power and mysteries of the ocean. Each year, the SFIOFF presents over 45 films from all over the world, and provides audiences with the opportunity to discuss current ocean events.
5th Annual Student Film Competition
Hit the Beach, Make a Film!
Students, the winter break is almost here . . . why not use the break to make your very own film about the ocean? You could win $500 and a chance to see your film on the big screen!
You Can Be Part of the Festival!
The three top winners in each category—middle school and high school—will receive a prize (up to $500!) and will have their films screened at the 2016 San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival!
Ideas and Inspiration
Need some ideas to get started? Check out these filmmaking resources.
Want to see some examples of this past year's student films? Watch the winning films from the 2015 Student Film Competition here.
Get Started Today
The deadline is January 11, 2016. But films can take time to create and edit, so it's a good idea to start as soon as possible. The winter break is a great time to do a film project!
Be sure to read the competition rules before you start. If you have any questions after that, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (415) 561-6251.
We look forward to seeing your films, and good luck!
Top photo credit: Ernst Stewart, from the film Shark Girl (2014).