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San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival


Earth Island Institute is proud to partner with the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival (, returning for its twelfth year, February 27th through March 2nd.

Launched in 2004, the festival 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. The SFIOFF is widely regarded as the premier venue in North America for ocean related films. 

The 2015 festival features over 40 films from 13 different countries, ranging from sharks to surfing, ocean conservation to deep-water exploration and the cultural importance of the world’s marine resources. Along with the screenings, you can join panel discussions with filmmakers and content experts from around the world. The festival also includes a Student Film Competition and Free Student Education Program.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and $8 for seniors and children 12 and under. 

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit

Earth Island will have a table along with our project Shark Stewards for the Saturday 2.28 10 am and 1 pm program. The Saturday 1pm program is the very popular Shark block of films, and our Shark Stewards ( project director, David McGuire will host. Get your tickets in advance for this program as it usually sells out!

When: Friday February 27, 2015

Where: at the Cowell Theater in Fort Mason in San Francisco

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit

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