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2018 International Ocean Film Festival Opens This Week

If you’re an ocean film aficionado, you’ll most likely want to be in San Francisco, California between this Thursday, March 8th and Sunday, March 11th for the 15th annual International Ocean Film Festival.

The festival will feature more than 50 independent, ocean-inspired films from around the world, according to the official invite page:

“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.”

More than 4,000 people are expected to attend during the four-day event, including 1,200 local middle and high school students attending for free. Additionally, the seventh annual Student Film Competition will feature over 100 submissions.

For more info on the films that are being shown and how to get tickets, check out the festival’s website or go to

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.