Wednesday, July 24, 2024

International Ocean Film Festival Tickets To Go On Sale Soon


Tickets for the 19th Annual International Ocean Film Festival will go on sale beginning March 10, 2002.

This year’s event will be the first one since 2019 and will take place at San Francisco, California’s Cowell Theater at Fort Mason. The event will take place from April 7-10, 2022. This year’s categories include:

  • Environmental.
  • Marine Sciences/Wildlife.
  • Exploration & Ocean Sports.
  • Coastal Island Culture.
  • Animation.
  • Conservation.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Shorts.
  • Female Directors.

To complement the film festival, virtual events will be held from April 11 through April 24, 2022. Commenting on this year’s event, the Festival’s Executive Director Ana Blanco stated:

“We’re back! To say we’re excited is an understatement. This year’s Festival will not only be an extraordinary homecoming to the Cowell Theatre, but will also highlight some of the lessons we learned from the pandemic. The silver lining of the last two years has been reaching more and new audiences through our virtual component, which now is a permanent part of the full Festival.”

She also commented on the Student Film Competition, which will feature pupils from grades 6 to 12 from around the world:

“It’s a way for students to tell their stories about the ocean and explore the exciting world of filmmaking. We are delighted to have PADI supporting the Student Film Competition.”

You can find out more information on the festival and how to buy tickets here.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for