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17th Annual International Ocean Film Festival

International Ocean Film Festival

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM - Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

17th Annual International Ocean Film Festival

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Opening Night Party - Thursday, March 12: 6:00PM - 11:00 PM   more info Mar 12, 2020 $80.00 $6.50
All Access Festival Pass
All-access pass includes Opening Night Party & Film, all films in all programs, panel discussions, and filmmaker Q&A sessions.
Mar 15, 2020 $250.00 $16.85
Film Pass - 12 Programs at Cowell Theater
Includes admission to all films in all film programs at Cowell Theater, panel discussions, and filmmaker Q&A sessions
Mar 15, 2020 $180.00 $12.59
All Day Saturday || ADULTS - Programs 6-9
Includes access to view all the film programs for Saturday, March 14th at Cowell Theater.
Mar 14, 2020 $60.00 $5.28
All Day Saturday || STUDENTS + SENIORS - Programs 6-9
Includes access to view all the film programs for Saturday, March 14th at Cowell Theater.
Mar 14, 2020 $42.00 $4.19
All Day Saturday || CHILDREN - Programs 6-9   more info Mar 14, 2020 $30.00 $3.46
All Day Sunday || ADULTS: Student Film Competition and Programs 10-12
Includes access to view all the film programs for Sunday, March 15 at Cowell Theater.
Mar 15, 2020 $40.00 $4.06
All Day Sunday || SENIORS + STUDENTS : Student Film Competition + Programs 11-12
Includes access to view all the film programs for Sunday, March 15 at Cowell Theater.
Mar 15, 2020 $30.00 $3.46
All Day Sunday || CHILDREN: Student Film Competition + Programs 11-12
Includes access to view all the film programs for Sunday, March 15 at Cowell Theater.
Mar 15, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
Program 1 || ADULTS - Thursday, March 12 - 4:00 PM Mar 12, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
Program 1 || STUDENTS + SENIORS - Thursday, March 12 - 4:00 PM Mar 12, 2020 $14.00 $2.48
Program 1 || CHILDREN - Thursday, March 12 - 4:00 PM Mar 12, 2020 $10.00 $2.24
Program 2- FILM ONLY || ADULTS - Thursday, March 12 - 6:30 PM   more info Mar 12, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
Program 2 - FILM ONLY || STUDENTS + SENIORS - Thursday, March 12 - 6:30 PM Mar 12, 2020 $14.00 $2.48
Program 2 - FILM ONLY || CHILDREN - Thursday, March 12 - 6:30 PM Mar 12, 2020 $10.00 $2.24
Program 3 || ADULTS - Friday, March 13 - 1:00 PM Mar 13, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
Program 3 || STUDENTS + SENIORS - Friday, March 13 - 1:00 PM Mar 13, 2020 $14.00 $2.48
Program 3 || CHILDREN - Friday, March 13 - 1:00 PM Mar 13, 2020 $10.00 $2.24
Program 4 || ADULTS - Friday, March 13 - 4:00 PM Mar 13, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
Program 4 || STUDENTS + SENIORS - Friday, March 13 - 4:00 PM Mar 13, 2020 $14.00 $2.48
Program 4 || CHILDREN - Friday, March 13 - 4:00 PM Mar 13, 2020 $10.00 $2.24
Program 5 || ADULTS - Friday, March 13 - 7:00 PM Mar 13, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
Program 5 || STUDENTS + SENIORS - Friday, March 13 - 7:00 PM Mar 13, 2020 $14.00 $2.48
Program 5 || CHILDREN - Friday, March 13 - 7:00 PM Mar 13, 2020 $10.00 $2.24
Program 6 || ADULTS - Saturday, March 14 - 10:00 AM Mar 14, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
Program 6 || STUDENTS + SENIORS - Saturday, March 14 - 10:00 AM Mar 14, 2020 $14.00 $2.48
Program 6 || CHILDREN - Saturday, March 14 - 10:00 AM Mar 14, 2020 $10.00 $2.24
Program 7 || ADULTS - Saturday, March 14 - 1:00 PM Mar 14, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
Program 7 || STUDENTS + SENIORS - Saturday, March 14 - 1:00 PM Mar 14, 2020 $14.00 $2.48
Program 7 || CHILDREN - Saturday, March 14 - 1:00 PM Mar 14, 2020 $10.00 $2.24
Program 8 || ADULTS - Saturday March, 14 - 4:00 PM Mar 14, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
Program 8 || STUDENTS + SENIORS - Saturday, March 14 - 4:00 PM Mar 14, 2020 $14.00 $2.48
Program 8 || CHILDREN - Saturday, March 14 - 4:00 PM Mar 14, 2020 $10.00 $2.24
Program 9 || ADULTS - Saturday, March 14 - 7:00 PM Mar 14, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
Program 9 || STUDENTS + SENIORS - Saturday, March 14 - 7:00 PM Mar 14, 2020 $14.00 $2.48
Program 9 || CHILDREN - Saturday, March 14 - 7:00 PM Mar 14, 2020 $10.00 $2.24
Program 10 || ADULTS - Sunday, March 15 - 10:00 AM Mar 15, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
Program 10 || STUDENTS + SENIORS - Sunday, March 15 - 10:00 AM Mar 15, 2020 $14.00 $2.48
Program 10 || CHILDREN - Sunday, March 15 - 10:00 AM Mar 15, 2020 $10.00 $2.24
Program 11 || ADULTS - Sunday, March 15 - 1:00 PM Mar 15, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
Program 11 || STUDENTS + SENIORS - Sunday, March 15 - 1:00 PM Mar 15, 2020 $14.00 $2.48
Program 11 || CHILDREN - Sunday, March 15 - 1:00 PM Mar 15, 2020 $10.00 $2.24
Program 12 || ADULTS - Sunday, March 15 - 4:00 PM Mar 15, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
Program 12 || STUDENTS + SENIORS - Sunday, March 15 - 4:00 PM Mar 15, 2020 $14.00 $2.48
Program 12 || CHILDREN - Sunday, March 15 - 4:00 PM Mar 15, 2020 $10.00 $2.24
STUDENT FILM COMPETITION - Sunday, March 15 - 1:00 PM
Free Admission - Please register your name for this program. Film Finalists to be screened at the festival can be found on the Student Film Competition page: http://oceanfilmfest.org/student-film-competition/
Mar 15, 2020 Free $0.00
SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER - Program 1 || General Admission - Friday, March 13 4:00 PM Mar 13, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER - Program 1 || Seniors & Youth - Friday, March 13 4:00 PM Mar 13, 2020 $18.00 $2.73
SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER - Program 1 || CFI Members - Friday, March 13 4:00 PM Mar 13, 2020 $15.00 $2.55
SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER - Program 2 || General Admission - Saturday, March 14 7:00 PM Mar 14, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER - Program 2 ||Seniors & Youth - Saturday, March 14 7:00 PM Mar 14, 2020 $18.00 $2.73
SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER - Program 2 || CFI Members - Saturday, March 14 7:00 PM Mar 14, 2020 $15.00 $2.55
ROXIE THEATER - Program 1 || General Admission - Saturday, March 14 1:00 PM Mar 14, 2020 $20.00 $2.85
ROXIE THEATER - Program 1 || Roxie Members - Saturday, March 14 1:00 PM Mar 14, 2020 $18.00 $2.73
Donation   more info Mar 15, 2020 Enter donation ($)

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Event Details

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COWELL THEATER - MAIN VENUE INFORMATION

Map - Cowell Theater

Location
Cowell Theater is located at the end of Pier 2 in the Fort Mason Center, located on Marina Boulevard at Buchanan Street, along the northern waterfront between Aquatic Park and Marina Green. The entrance to Cowell Theater is along the west side of the pier. 

Parking
All funds generated from parking revenue are allocated for the preservation and restoration of this National Historic Landmark. The Fort Mason Center parking lot will be available for guests attending the film festival. Vehicles can enter the lot at any time, however overnight parking is not permitted and the parking meters are enforced 24 hours a day. Parking fees are in effect from 7:00 am to midnight daily. 

Public Transportation

Cowell Theater is served by the MUNI bus line 28.

Box Office

  • Tickets will be available at the door of the Cowell Theater, one hour prior to the beginning of each program. 
  • Cash and Credit Card will be accepted as payment for tickets.
  • Cowell Theater will have a concession stand available with water, soft drinks, wine, cookies, and small plates to purchase. Please note, ONLY water may be taken into the theater.

ROXIE THEATER

Screenings will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:30 PM. Tickets can only be purchased through Eventbrite or in person at the Roxie Theater, one hour prior to the screening. 

SMITH RAFAEL THEATER

Screenings will take palce on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM and Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased only here on Eventbrite.  

 

FULL FILM SCHEDULE 

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

PROGRAM 1
Thursday, March 12
4:00 pm

Presented by CineMare International Ocean Film Festival
Kiel, Germany (San Francisco's sister city)

  • Under the Sea, Paula Schwabe, Germany, 1 min

  • The Beauty, Pascal Schelbli, Germany, 4 min 

  • Tassy, Sarah Niemann, Germany, 8 min 

  • All Inclusive, Corina Schwingruber Ilić, Switzerland, 10 min 

  • Norway’s Magical Fjords, Jan Haft, Germany, 52 min

PROGRAM 2- Opening Night!

Thursday, March 12

Doors open at 6:00 pm, Film Screening begins at 6:30 pm
FILM SCREENING ONLY

Presented by Eric Edwards and Jenga Ocean

  • In Your Hands, Brandon Moore, United States, 1 min

  • Only One World Left, Alican Abaci*, Turkey, 3 min

  • Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy, Mimi Armstrong deGruy*, United States, 83 min

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM - OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Cowell Theater lobby. Purchase your Opening Night Party ticket for $80, and you'll enjoy food and beverages from local Bay Area restaurants plus a commemorative, ocean-friendly 17th Annual IOFF stainless steel pint. Admission to Program 2 is included in the ticket price.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

PROGRAM 3
Friday, March 13
1:00 pm

Presented by the Consulate General of Canada

  • Last Cast, Ashley Siana, United States, 13 min

  • Just Keep Swimming – A Waterlust Film about Sockeye Salmon, Patrick Rynne, United States, 12 min

  • Rock-Paper-Fish, Colin Arisman & Connor Gallagher, United States, 26 min

  • The Mill, David Craig, Canada, 52 min

PROGRAM 4
Friday, March 13
4:00 pm

Presented by Service Systems Associates (SSA)

  • The Mother, Lutfi Tanriover, Turkey, 4 min

  • One Breath Around the World, Guillaume Néry, France, 13 min 

  • Under Thin Ice, Denis Blaquière, Canada, 88 min

SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER
PROGRAM 1
Friday, March 13
4:00 pm

  • A Voice Above Nature, Annie Moir, United Kingdom, 13 min

  • *Made in Paradise, Yang Yang, United States, 34 min

  • *Octopus: Making Contact, Anna Fitch, United Kingdom, 59 min

PROGRAM 5 - SURFING PROGRAM
Friday, March 13
7:00 pm

  • Spot Stands Up, Zach McCune*, United States, 2 min

  • Street Surfers, Arthur Neumeier, South Africa, 9 min

  • 7 Lessons from Japan, Rafael Mellin & Gustavo Ferolla, Brazil,13 min

  • Back to the Roots, Alessandro Piu, Italy, 27 min 

  • A la Mar (To the Sea), Bruno Monteferri & Dana Bonilla, Peru, 32 min 

  • Elude Surf Film, Perry Gershkow*, United States, 33 min

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

PROGRAM 6
Saturday, March 14
10:00 am

Presented by Blue & Gold Fleet

  • Tahiry Honko - a community mangrove carbon project, Blue Ventures*, Madagascar, 6 min

  • Future Planning Trilogy Blue Green War Part. 1, Woo-gwang Hwang, South Korea, 49 min 

  • The Tide Pool: Where the Ocean Begins, Lim Hyung Mook*, South Korea, 58 min

PROGRAM 7 - SHARK PROGRAM
Saturday, March 14
1:00 pm

  • Transformation, Gui Garcia & Cathryn Castle Garcia, United States, 4 min

  • Space Sharks, Stefan Schumacher*, United States, 5 min 

  • Galapagos Evolution, Roberto Ochoa**, Ecuador, 32 min

  • Anna and the Thresher Shark, Franck Sanson, France, 52 min

ROXIE THEATRE
PROGRAM 1
Saturday, March 14
1:30 pm

  • Dick Ogg: Fisherman, Cynthia Abbott*, United States, 9 min

  • Kokoly, Blue Ventures*, United Kingdom, 15 min

  • Picture of His Life, Yonatan Nir & Dani Menkin**, United States, 71 min

PROGRAM 8
Saturday, March 14
4:00 pm

Presented by GrayLine Tours

  • ‘Black Moon’ Trent Mitchell, Robert Sherwood, Australia, 5 min

  • Stories from the Blue: Million Waves Project, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries*, United States, 6 min

  • Changing Seas: ‘The Cordell Bank: A National Treasure’, Alexa Elliott*, United States, 26 min 

  • Dammed to Extinction, Michael Peterson, United States, 51 min

PROGRAM 9
Saturday, March 14
7:00 pm

Presented by BigBus Tours

  • Be a Better Roommate, Patrick Gilmore, United States, 3 min

  • Our Atoll Speaks, Ko Talatala Mai Tō Mātou Wenua, Gemma Cubero del Barrio*, United States, 12 min

  • Kokoly, Matthew Judge*, Blue Ventures, United Kingdom, 15 min

  • Octopus: Making Contact, Anna Fitch*, United Kingdom, 59 min

SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER
PROGRAM 2

Saturday, March 141
7:00 pm

  • freeFLY, Avery Bazan**, United States, 4 min

  • George & The Whales, Nessim Stevenson*, United Kingdom, 8 min

  • Scott Portelli | Swimming with Gentle Giants, Stefan Andrews, Australia, 10 min 

  • Spinnaker Documentary, Nadine Licostie, United States, 14 min

  • Changing Seas: ‘Mystery of the Humpback Whale Song’, Alexa Elliott*, United States, 27 min

  • Whale Wisdom, Rick Rosenthal*, United States, 50 min

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

STUDENT FILM COMPETITION
10:00 am - The Firehouse, Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture

Middle school and high school student finalists in the 7th Annual IOFF Student Film Competition screen their films in this free program. Registration is required for admission, so be sure to register for Program 10 on Eventbrite.

PROGRAM 10
Sunday, March 15
10:00 am

  • A Better Life - Blue Habits Baja (Sustainable Travel), Ben Hamilton**, United States, 7 min

  • Junk, Chris Jones, United States, 29 min

  • Sea of Shadows, Richard Ladkani & Sean Bogle**, United States, 65 min

PROGRAM 11
Sunday, March 15
1:00 pm

Presented by the Port of San Francisco

  • Warty Sea Cucumbers: A Story of Collaboration in California, Natasha Benjamin*, United States, 6 min

  • Dick Ogg: Fisherman, Cynthia Abbott*, United States, 9 min

  • Eco-Drone, Michael Hanrahan**, United States, 10 min

  • Artifishal, Josh Murphy*, Ecuador, 80 min

PROGRAM 12 - WHALES
Sunday, March 15
4:00 pm

Presented by RBC Wealth Management

  • freeFLY, Avery Bazan**, United States, 4 min

  • George & The Whales, Nessim Stevenson**, United Kingdom, 8 min

  • Scott Portelli | Swimming with Gentle Giants, Stefan Andrews, Australia, 10 min 

  • Spinnaker Documentary, Nadine Licostie, United States, 14 min

  • Changing Seas: ‘Mystery of the Humpback Whale Song’, Alexa Elliott*, United States, 27 min

  • Whale Wisdom, Rick Rosenthal*, United States, 50 min

 *Filmmaker is expected to attend

**Filmmaker representative is expected to attend

 

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Cowell Theater
Herbst Pavilion
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM - Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM (PDT)


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International Ocean Film Festival

Widely acknowledged as the largest and most attended ocean destination event of its kind, the International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) is an exciting four-day film festival featuring more than 50 independent ocean-inspired films from around the globe. Through the powerful medium of film, IOFF screens the most current independent films that inform audiences about key issues affecting the ocean today and possible solutions to help protect it, while entertaining, educating, and engaging everyone to become ocean stewards.

The 17th Annual IOFF will take place March 12 - 15, 2020 at Cowell Theater in Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco and other Bay Area theaters. The festival is expected to draw more than 5,000 people, and provide free film programs to more than 1,500 Bay Area middle school and high school students as part of the 14th Annual Free Student Education Program, and feature than 100 submissions from the 9th Annual Student Film Competition. 

 

Please contact our event co-ordinator, Shannon Carey, at shannon@intloceanfilmfest.org with any questions. 

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