12th Annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival
February 27 – March 1, 2015
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center
In 2014, filmmakes from around the world attended the SFIOFF, speical receptions and outings including a day of sailing on the SF Bay, aboard the Derek S. Bayliss, a 65-foot auxiliary-powered sailing research vessel . Check it out:
Off the Reef
Opening Night Gala
SF Maritime Museum
Aquatic Park, San Francisco
Thursday, February 26, 2015
We're pleased to announce the Opening Night Gala will be held in one of San Francisco's most iconic waterfront buildings, the San Francisco Maritime Museum. Built in 1939 as a joint project between the City of San Francisco and the New Deal Works Program Administration (WPA) and designed in the Streamline Moderne style, a late offshoot of the Art Deco period, the building mimics the clean lines of an ocean liner.
With its recently restored murals of vibrant colors depicting a lush and thriving underwater world, full of octopus, jellyfish, and other sea-faring creatures, the Maritime Museum will be the perfect ocean backdrop to kick-off the film festival.
Join us for an evening of delectable tastings from renowned Bay Area chefs and wineries, ocean-inspired trailers of upcoming films, and meet filmmakers from around the world. Stay tuned for more details, tickets go on sale in early January 2015!
The 12th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival is proud to be North America’s premier cinemaquatic© film event for ocean-related independent films. Offering a carefully curated group of diverse films that capture the beauty, power and mysteries of the ocean, SFIOFF solicits films of all genres – documentaries, narratives, shorts, animation and full length films from around the world. Film topics focus on all aspects of our Blue Planet, including ocean exploration, wildlife, environmental, conservation, seafaring adventures, sports and coastal cultures.
2015 San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Trailer
Photo Credit: Ernst Stewart, "Shark Girl", 2014