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The IOFF is proud to be North America’s premier cinemaquatic© film event for ocean-related independent films. Each year's festival offers a carefully curated group of diverse films that capture the beauty, power and mysteries of the ocean.
The IOFF accepts films of all genres that focus on any of the varied aspects of our big, blue ocean. Subject matter ranges from, but is not limited to, marine wildlife, conservation efforts, ocean environments, coastal cultures, ocean sports and exploration, ocean heroes, and innovative technology designed to help protect the ocean.
Films can be documentaries, narratives, shorts, animation, and full-length films from around the world. A number of finalists from the main film festival program will be selected to participate in the world-renowned IOFF Traveling Program.
What Is the IOFF?
Now in its 16th year, the IOFF is an acclaimed festival of independent ocean-related films from all over the world. Themes range from ocean adventure, science, and marine life to sports and coastal cultures.
We look for films that not only entertain audiences but also educate and inspire people to participate in environmental efforts in and around the ocean, as well as promote better ocean stewardship.
Video: Yuko Inatsuki, 2018 IOFF trailer