Now accepting film submissions

for the

14th Annual
International ocean Film Festival

March 9 – 12, 2017
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA

Attention Students!

ACCEPTING Student Film Submissions

for the

6th Annual International Student Film Competition


About the Festival

The mission of the IOFF is to inspire people to appreciate and care for the ocean by revealing its wonders through independent films. Every year we feature a four-day ocean engagement event for audiences from around the world. Though the power of storytelling, filmmakers and the IOFF empower audiences of all ages to become better ocean stewards.

Submit Your Film

We accept films of all genres that focus on the many varied aspects of the big, blue ocean. Subject matter ranges from, but is not limited to, marine wildlife, conservation efforts, ocean environments, coastal cultures, ocean sports and exploration, ocean heroes, and innovative technology designed to help protect the ocean. We look forward to seeing your film!

Submit a film for the Student Film Competition

How to submit a film to the IOFF

Early deadline for submissions: October 1, 2016
Regular deadline for submissions: November 30, 2016

The IOFF proudly accepts entries via
FilmFreeway and Withoutabox, or download the PDF form to submit by U.S. mail
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