2015 Festival Award Winners

The 12th Annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival is proud to announce its 2015 Award Winners!

Every year, the SFIOFF Screening Committee selects winners in eight different categories, films that best embody our mission to inspire people to appreciate and care for the ocean.

This year, filmmakers from five countries are represented, each of them inspiring audiences with striking images depicting the delicate vulnerability of the world’s oceans. Click on each film title to learn more, and buy tickets here, before they sell out!

2015 AWARDS

ENVIRONMENT AWARD
Acid Ocean (Australia), Sally Ingleton [52 min]

GOLDEN GATE AWARD - Local Bay Area Filmmaker
Into the Mind of Greg Long (USA), Patrick Trefz [5 min]

CONSERVATION AWARD
Dive With You (Taiwan), Chin-Yuan Ke [58 min] 

WILDLIFE AWARD
Shark Girl (Australia), Gisela Kaufmann, Carsten Orit [58 min]

DIRECTOR’S AWARD
México Pelágico (Mexico), Jerónimo Prieto [69 min] - North America Premiere

INNOVATION AWARD
Net Positiva (USA), Peter Cambor, Ian McGee [11 min]

COASTAL CULTURE AWARD
ThuleTuvalu (Switzerland), Matthias von Gunten [96 min]

SHORT AWARD
The Reef (USA), Jessica Hamel [10 min]

Check out the full festival lineup at the links below, and we'll see you there!

[ Full ProgramFriday | Saturday | Sunday | Monday ]

 

Top photo from Dive With You, courtesy of the filmmaker, who retains all rights.