Now accepting film submissions

for the

14th Annual
San Francisco International ocean Film Festival

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


The mission of the SFIOFF 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 SFIOFF empower audiences of all ages to become better ocean stewards.

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!

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

The SFIOFF proudly accepts entries via
FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, and U.S. mail (PDF download). 
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