Thursday, November 30, 2023

Dana Point Film Festival To Showcase A Bunch of Ocean Movies


The Dana Point Film Festival (DPFF) has announced the official film lineup for its first-annual oceans film festival.

The schedule includes 40+ hours of the world’s best, inspirational and educational ocean films including “Coextinction” and “Into the Ice,” along with shorts “OceanX: Unlocking the Secrets of Red Sea Corals,” “Haulout” and “The Sea Turtle Arribada.”

The inaugural DPFF will take place from May 4-7, 2023 and will host dozens of domestic and international filmmakers, speakers and artists. It’s focused on marine life and the oceans and aims to supplement the relationship between the community and this magnificent wonder through the lens of ocean/surf documentary films.

According to DPFF Founder Lloyd Bryan Molander:

“Film festivals are a great way to unite a community and bring attention to missions that truly count. We love and cherish our Pacific Ocean and coast and seeing our neighboring whales and our dolphins who continually bring magic and soul. We honor them as mascots, name parades after them, build statues, and commission institutes to study them. Now, we at DPFF, celebrate them in film in their precious and awe-inspiring environment.”

Tickets are still available for purchase. For more information on DPFF and to purchase tickets, visit the festival online at

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.