Are you a budding SF filmmaker? Do you have a reel in the can that you’re ready for the world to see for the first time? Or again? Then box it up and send it off to the annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival. They’ve put out a call for submissions to fill up the schedule for 2011, scheduled to be shown at Theatre 39 on Pier 39 in March of next year.
SF Ocean Film Festival Movies: Enter Your Film
The SF Ocean Film Festival features all kinds of films from documentaries to animated films to narrative dramas and experimental movies. Topics cover exotic cultures, animal life, environmental topics, American society and more, all as related to the ocean. It’s widely diverse, which means that almost any film will be considered for inclusion, no matter what the topic or style, as long as the ocean is a part of the landscape of the story. Get more information about submitting your film at OceanFilmFest.org.
7th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival
Last year’s SF Ocean Film Festival showcased more than 70 films over five days made by filmmakers all over the world. These films were enjoyed by almost 4000 viewers in San Francisco and then shown again at a number of educational programs, reaching 1000 students.
The festival is organized in such a way as to group films with common threads together. This programming is determined after the films are chosen, not before, allowing for any possible combination depending upon the films chosen for showing rather than the other way around.
Awards were offered last year for Best Coastal Culture Film, Best Environmental Film, Best Adventure Film, Best Wildlife Film, and Best Conservation Film.
Volunteer at the SF Ocean Film Festival
If you’d like to help out and save a little money on tickets to the festival, then volunteer at the 2011 SF Ocean Film Festival. Set up for events or clean up afterward. Sell tickets, take tickets, work at special events, work on publications, publicity, marketing, fundraising, and programming. There are a number of things you can do! Get the application online.
Come to the SF Ocean Film Festival!
Even if you opt out of submitting your film or volunteering, be sure to come to Theatre 39 on Pier 39 and enjoy the chosen films. The 8th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival is March 9 – 13, 2011 and presented by NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries, Aquarium of the Bay and The Bay Institute.
San Francisco Ocean Film Festival