“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth,” opined Arthur C.
Clarke, “when it is quite clearly ocean.” For 21 years, the
International Ocean Film Festival has been bringing back the focus to
the 75% of our habitat that is indeed, water. David Perry &
Associates, Inc. is proud to represent the “the Sundance of Ocean Film
Festivals” — Saving Our Oceans: One Film at a Time.
The 21st International Ocean Film Festival Gala benefit will take
place on March 14, with the Festival commencing April 12 – 14, 2024 at
the Cowell Theater at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center for Arts &
Since its launch in 2004, the San Francisco-based International Ocean
Film Festival has attracted thousands of spectators of all ages from
around the world, including film enthusiasts, sea athletes, educators,
and environmental supporters. The Festival has presented over 815
films from more than 42 different countries and featured post-film Q&A
sessions with visiting filmmakers, special panel discussions with
content experts, and the Annual Free Student Education Program. It was
the first event of its kind in North America, inspired by the
well-established ocean festival in Toulon, France, which has continued
to draw large audiences for more than 40 years. In 2023, the Festival
presented 45 film representing 16 countries
The mission of the International Ocean Film Festival is to inspire
people to appreciate and care for the ocean by revealing its wonders
through independent film. The Festival is now recognized as the
premier venue in North America for ocean-related films. Its work is
made possible by the spirit, passion, and hard work of numerous
volunteers and artists 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 International Ocean Film Festival is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit.