San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival


Ana Blanco


San Francisco, CA

The mission of the International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) is to save our oceans one film at a time. The annual film festival takes place every March, with additional screenings year-round.

The IOFF is a registered 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization made possible by the spirit, passion, and hard work of our board of directors, screening committee, and numerous volunteers.
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, IOFF is now the premier venue in North America for ocean-related films.

Every year, IOFF produces an acclaimed festival of ocean-themed films from all over the world that are largely unavailable to the general public. Themes range from marine science and industry to sports and adventure. We look for films that entertain, educate, and encourage active participation in ocean conservation.