Award-Winning Films from 2016
This past March, more than 50 filmmakers from nine countries were represented at the 13th Annual SFIOFF. Each film inspired audiences with striking images and moving stories depicting the power and delicate vulnerability of our oceans.
Every year the Screening Committee selects the films that best embody SFIOFF's mission to inspire others to appreciate and care for the ocean to receive awards in various categories. Below are the award winners from this past year.
The Weekend Sailor (Mexico), Bernardo Arsuaga* 75 min
Coastal Culture Award
Speechless – The Polar Realm (New Zealand), Richard Sidey
On the Brink: Uncharted Waters (USA), Vincent Soberano* 54 min
Sonic Sea (USA), Michelle Dougherty & Daniel Hinerfeld 55 min
Ocean Science Award
Antarctic Edge: 70 Degrees South (USA), Dena Seidel* 72 min
Speechless – The Polar Realm (New Zealand), Richard Sidey 44 min
The Hand of Franklin (Canada), Frank Wolf 52 min
We Live Underwater (Germany), Hendrik S. Schmitt* & Claudia Schmitt* 7 min
The Great Wide Open (Ireland), Ciarán Dooley 10 min
Congratulations to all the winners!