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11th Annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival

San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival

San Francisco, CA

11th Annual San Francisco International Ocean Film...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
Donation - Help support the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival! All donations go to support the festival.
Festival Pass
Includes Opening Night Gala (March 5) and all Film Programs and panel discussions.
$225.00 $13.37
Film Pass
Access to all films in Programs 1 - 11
$100.00 $6.49
Opening Night Gala
Access to Opening Night Gala Reception in Aquarium of the Bay, featuring champagne, wine, beer and light hors d'oeuvres, followed by special guest speaker Captain Don Walsh and film presentation in Bay Theater.
$150.00 $9.24
Thursday, 3/6 4:30 p.m. - Program 1 - Adult $15.00 $1.82
Thursday, 3/6 4:30 p.m. - Program 1 - Student/Senior $10.00 $1.54
Thursday, 3/6 4:30 p.m. - Program 1 - Child $8.00 $1.43
Thursday, 3/6 7:00 p.m. - Program 2 Adult $15.00 $1.82
Thursday, 3/6 7:00 p.m. - Program 2 - Student/Senior Citizen $10.00 $1.54
Thursday, 3/6 7:00 p.m. - Program 2 - Child $8.00 $1.43
Friday, 3/7 4:00 p.m. - Program 3 - Adult $15.00 $1.82
Friday, 3/7 4:00 p.m. - Program 3 - Student/Senior Citizen $10.00 $1.54
Friday, 3/7 4:00 p.m. - Program 3 - Child $8.00 $1.43
Friday, 3/7 7:00 p.m. - Program 4 - Adult $15.00 $1.82
Friday, 3/7 7:00 p.m. - Program 4 - Student/Senior Citizen $10.00 $1.54
Friday, 3/7 7:00 p.m. - Program 4 - Child $8.00 $1.43
Saturday, 3/8 10:00 a.m. - Program 5 - Adult $15.00 $1.82
Saturday, 3/8 10:00 a.m. - Program 5 - Student/Senior Citizen $10.00 $1.54
Saturday, 3/8 10:00 a.m. - Program 5 - Child $8.00 $1.43
Saturday, 3/8 1:00 p.m. - Program 6 - Adult $15.00 $1.82
Saturday, 3/8 1:00 p.m. - Program 6 - Student/Senior Citizen $10.00 $1.54
Saturday, 3/8 1:00 p.m. - Program 6 - Child $8.00 $1.43
Saturday, 3/8 4:00 p.m. - Program 7 - Adult $15.00 $1.82
Saturday, 3/8 4:00 p.m. - Program 7 - Student/Senior Citizen $10.00 $1.54
Saturday, 3/8 4:00 p.m. - Program 7 - Child $8.00 $1.43
Saturday, 3/8 7:00 p.m. - Program 8 - Adult $15.00 $1.82
Saturday, 3/8 7:00 p.m. - Program 8 - Student/Senior Citizen $10.00 $1.54
Saturday, 3/8 7:00 p.m. - Program 8 - Child $8.00 $1.43
Sunday, 3/9 10:30 a.m. - Program 9 - Adult Student Film Competition $15.00 $1.82
Sunday, 3/9 10:30 a.m. - Program 9 - Student/Senior Citizen - Student Film Competition $10.00 $1.54
Sunday, 3/9 10:30 a.m. - Program 9 - Child - Student Film Competition $8.00 $1.43
Sunday, 3/9 1:00 p.m. - Program 10 - Adult $15.00 $1.82
Sunday, 3/9 1:00 p.m. - Program 10 - Student/Senior Citizen $10.00 $1.54
Sunday, 3/9 1:00 p.m. - Program 10 - Child $8.00 $1.43
Sunday, 3/9 4:00 p.m. - Program 11 - Adult $15.00 $1.82
Sunday, 3/9 4:00 p.m. - Program 11 - Student/Senior Citizen $10.00 $1.54
Sunday, 3/9 4:00 p.m. Program 11 - Child $8.00 $1.43

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Event Details

Senior Citizen

The age for senior citizen rate tickets is 65+

Arrival Time

Ticket and pass holders must arrive 20 minutes prior to show time to guarantee admission. Anyone arriving les than 20 minutes prior to showtime cannot be guaranteed a seat, even with a ticket or pass. No refunds, exchanges, subsiutions or replacements will be issued.

Discounted Parking:

Discounted parking will be avialable at the Pier 39 Garage only. After parking, please keep your white ticket with you. Present your white ticket at the Aquaruim of the Bay lobby or the Bay Theater lobbt to receive your yellow discounted parking ticket. Payment takes place in the garage prior to returning to your car. The discounted parking rate is $9 for 6 hours. 

 



Wednesday, March 5

 

5:30PM           Opening Night Masquerade Gala and Filmmaker’s Reception

5:30–7:00PM   Aquarium of the Bay: Reception and Silent Auction

7:30–9:30PM   Bay Theater: Live Auction and 2014 Awards Presentation
                     Special Guest Speaker, Captain Don Walsh,
                     presenting “Our Ocean – The Explorers and The Storytellers”




Thursday, March 6

4:30PM (Program 1)

  • California Hope Spots (USA) Kip Evans, 19 min
  • Toy Boats (Australia) Nathan Kaso, 4 min
  • The Contemplator (Sweden) Mattias Klum, Monika Klum, 58 min

7:00PM (Program 2 - Canada)

  • A Sea Turtle Story (Canada) Jane Gutteridge, 9 min 
  • Well Fished (Canada) Corinne Dunphy, 20 min
  • Twenty-Eight Feet, Life on a Little Wooden Boat (Canada) Kevin A. Fraser, 9 min
  • Sand Wars (Canada/France) Denis Delestrac, Laurent Mini, Nathalie Barton, 75 min

 


 

Friday, March 7

4:00PM (Program 3)

  • Losing Nemo (Netherland) Pepijn Schroeijers, Douwe van der Werf, 6 min
  • Return Flight (USA) Kevin White, 24 min
  • The Lost Sea (Taiwan) Chun-Hsiu Hung, 63 min
  • A Boat for Bangladesh (Hong Kong) Lisa Genasci, 15 min

 

7:00PM (Program 4 - Surfing)

  • The Sunnydale Kids (USA) Adam Warmington, 4 min
  • Great White Encounter: The Scott Stephens Story (USA) Ted Okell, 30 min
  • The Trickster (USA) Michael Biagiotti, 2 min
  • Women Who Run With the Tides (Australia) Michelle Shearer, 18 min
  • The North Canyon: Nazare Calling, with Garrett McNamara (US/Portugal) Pedro Pisco, 58 min

 


 

Saturday, March 8


Please note that Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m. Saturday evening. 

10:00AM (Program 5)

  • How Nature Works: Barrier Island Foraging Strategies (USA) Gerrit Vyn, 7 min
  • Through the Lens: Yellow-billed Loon (USA) Gerrit Vyn, 7 min
  • Can’t Stop the Water (USA) Rebecca Marshall Ferris, 34 min
  • Une Balade à la Mer (A Trip To the Sea) (France) Damien Stein, 3 min
  • Defeating Oceans Seven (Austria) Rouven Blankenfeld, 52 min


1:00PM (Program 6 - Sharks)

  • Shark Sanctuary (USA) Simon Christopher, 6 min
  • Az óceán óriásai (Giants of the Ocean) (Hungary) Zsolt Sasdi, 26 min 
  • Baja (Mexico) Erick Higuera, 5 min
  • Balance (USA) Skyler Thomas, 12 min
  • Extinction Soup (USA) Philip Waller, 58 min

 

3:00PM (Panel Discussion: “Shark Sanctuaries and Ecotourism”)

A discussion amongst shark specialists, conservationists and filmmakers, speaking on the value of ecotourism in conservation and the creation of shark sanctuaries designed to protect sharks and marine ecosystems.

  • Panel Moderator: David McGuire, Director, Shark Stewards 
  • James Moskito, Director, Great White Adventures, Shark Ecotourism Guide and Media Production
  • Stefani Brendl, Executive Producer Extinction Soup, Founder Shark Alliance
  • Phillip Waller, Director/Producer, Extinction Soup
  • Erick Higuera, Marine Biologist, Filmmaker, Shark Tourism Guide

 

4:00PM (Program 7 - Whales)

  • The Whale Story (USA) Tess Martin, 4 min
  • In Harmony with Whales (Mexico) Erick Higuera, 6 min
  • Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (USA) Rob Cala, 14 min
  • Whale Chasers (New Zealand) Tess Brosnan, 25 min
  • A Day in the Life of Lolita, the Performing Orca (USA) Daniel Azarian, 9 min
  • Bimbo (USA) Vincent Gargiulo, 3 min
  • Lighting Strikes Twice: the Real-Life Sequel to Moby Dick (USA) Stephani Gordon, 29 min


7:00PM (Program 8)

  • Every Summer (Israel) Sivan Kidron, 2 min
  • Changing Seas – “Alien Invaders” (USA) Alexa Elliott, Jeremy Nicholson, Sean Hickey, 27 min
  • Undertones (Israel) Avishag Biton, Ori Wirzberg, 4 min
  • Dolphin Boy (Israel) Yonatan Nir, Dani Menkin, 72 min

 


 

Sunday, March 9

Please note that Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m. the prior Saturday evening. 

10:30am (Program 9 - Student Film Competition)

  • Special Screening of the top ten films from the Student Film Competition, featuring films created and produced by middle school and high schooil students nationwide. Films are less than five minutes in lenght and are all ocean related. Awards will be presented to the top three winners. 

 

1:00PM (Program 10 - Diving)

  • Ain’t No Fish (USA/UK) Tom Gasek, Miki Cash, 4 min
  • Haenyon: Women of the Sea (USA) Kevin Sawichi, Alex Igidbashian, Dave Jeong, 12 min
  • Fish Reef Project “Helping Ocean Life Thrive!" (USA) Chris Goldblatt, 8 min
  • Jamaica Reef Rescue (USA) Alison Barrat, 24 min
  • Drôle d’histoire (A Strange Story) (Switzerland), Jose Lachat, 5 min
  • Ocean Men Extreme Dive (USA) Bob Talbot, 40 min

 

3:00PM (Panel Discussion: “Extreme Diving”)

Hear the stories, relive their experiences, and interact with extreme divers. Our expert panel includes underwater filmmakers and photographers, an international free-dive competition judge, a mixed-gas deep diver, and a diver who swims with white sharks.

  • Panel Moderator: Doug Chartier, SFIOFF Board Member and avid recreational diver
  • Kip Evans, Underwater filmmaker, photographer and SFIOFF Board Member
  • Francesca Coe, International Ocean Free Diving Competition Judge
  • Ron Elliot, White shark videographer
  • Matt Vieta, Technical diver

 

4:00PM (Program 11)

  • It’s Everybody’s Ocean (USA) Atsuko Ouirk, 29 min
  • Toy Boats (Australia) Nathan Kaso, 4 min
  • Tracking Alaska’s Godwits (USA) Eric Liner, 20 min
  • One Ocean: No Limits (Ireland) Sarah McCann, 53 min

 

 

 

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Where


Bay Theater- PIER 39
Embarcadero at Beach Street
San Francisco, CA


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Organizer

San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival

Designed to educate, entertain and engage audiences, the 12th Annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival will take place February 27 - March 1, 2015 at Cowell Theater in Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. March. Featuring independent, ocean inspired films of all genres from around the world,  Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and panel discussions with industry experts, the SFIOFF is the premeir ocean destination event of the year.  

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