Thank you!

An ocean of gratitude to all who made this year's Off the Reef Gala Thursday, March 2 at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio a smashing success!

See photos from the Off the Reef Gala
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Every year fellow ocean-loving land-dwellers, filmmakers, and environmental luminaries gather to celebrate the International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) at its Off the Reef Gala. Off the Reef. Features scrumptious food and wine, sensational auction items, a truly exciting guest speaker, ocean-inspired trailers of upcoming films, and live music by The Overcommitments

The IOFF is dedicated to using film as a medium to increase public awareness of the environmental, social, and cultural importance of marine ecosystems and foster a spirit of ocean stewardship. Commonly referred to as the "Sundance of the Ocean Film Festivals," the IOFF is now the premier ocean event in North America for ocean-related films. Learn more about the IOFF.

We all love our oceans and need to protect them. With concerted effort and passionate people we can bring about significant change. That begins with each of us, and especially with the next generation. 

Please help IOFF fulfill its mission and support our youth Education Programs

Judy Noyes, Co-Chair, Off the Reef Gala
Cyndi Devereaux, Co-Chair, Off the Reef Gala
Eve Wirth, Development Coordinator, Off the Reef Gala
 *Photo credit: Kristin Hettermann, 2016


Off the Reef takes place at the historic Golden Gate Club in the Presidio, offering beautiful views of the Bay, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge.


Gala Timeline

5:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

7:00 p.m.

Dinner, Film Trailers, Live Auction and Ocean Champion Honoree and Keynote Kip Evans

Director of Expeditions and Photography, Mission Blue.

9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Music and Dancing featuring The Overcommitments



If you'd like to donate an item or service for the Off the Reef silent auction, live auction, or raffle, email us or call the IOFF office at 415.561.6251. 


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