Friday, August 22, 2008

Ocean festival- films wanted

6th San Francisco Ocean Film Festival
February 19-22, 2009

Swimmers braving the waters of the North Pole.
Sea birds returning from extinction in Bermuda.
Sailors navigating a home-made boat across the Atlantic.
Eco-savvy fishermen protecting their reef in Papua New Guinea.

Ocean lovers of all species find a second home on both sides of the screen
at the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival (SFOFF), the first, largest, and
most influential showcase of its kind in North America. Now in its sixth
year, the festival returns February 19-22, 2009, to present more than 40
documentary, fictional, and animated films from around the world. Themes
range from marine science and industry to wildlife, conservation, coastal
culture, exploration, adventure, and salt-water sports. The four-day
festival of films and events includes premiere film screenings, student
programs, media arts, awards, lively discussions and revelry with
filmmakers and ocean experts from around the world. SFOFF 2009 will
attract over 4,500 ocean-minded enthusiasts to one of the most anticipated
and inclusive ocean events of the year.

***Film submissions are now accepted for the 6th San Francisco Ocean Film

We welcome all ocean-related entries including documentary, fictional, and
animated short and feature length films. Films relating to the following
themes will be considered:

* Ocean Sports (e.g. surfing, sailing, fishing, kayaking, swimming, scuba
and free diving)
* Environmental Issues
* Marine Sciences
* Ocean Exploration
* Coastal and Island Culture and History

Accepted entries are eligible to compete for Awards in Adventure, Culture,
Environment and Wildlife categories.

Submit online through Withoutabox at
or download the entry form from our website at Please download the Entry Guidelines for
full information. The general deadline is October 15, 2008.

For further information, please visit us at
or call +1 (415) 561-6251 or email

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