The ocean is part of our Commons, part of the collective heritage and trust we hold in the form of global stewardship. The 17th Annual International Ocean Film Festival will be held March 12 – 15 at Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture as well as other San Francisco Bay Area theaters.
The festival is dedicated to using film as a medium to increase public awareness of the dire ecological necessiyt of sustaining healthy marine ecosystems and fostering a global spirit of ocean stewardship.
Inspired by the Festival International du Film Maritime in France, the IOFF’s film series highlights a variety of ongoing environmental and conservation efforts involving the world’s oceans.
Since its launch in 2004, the festival has presented an average of over 50 films per year, typically offering post-film Q&A sessions with the filmmakers and panel discussions comprised of experts associated with the film’s content.