International Ocean Film Festival
1007 General Kennedy Avenue, Suite 205
Thoreau Center for Sustainability, The Presidio
San Francisco, CA  94129


Festival Venue

Cowell Theater - Fort Mason - at sunset

Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center

Fort Mason is located in San Francisco at Marina Boulevard and Laguna Street (vehicle entry into parking lot is at Buchanan Street)
Map to Fort Mason     

See How to Festival for more details.


The Cowell Theater is located adjacent to the Herbst Pavilion, Pier 2 at Fort Mason. Proceed through the parking lot toward the water and look for the signs for Herbst Pavilion.

Continue down the walkway on the right side of the building, along the water, until you come to the theater entrance. 

Public Transportation

The IOFF encourages the use of public transportation. Three Muni bus lines run near the festival: The 43 - Masonic28 - 19th Avenue, and 49 - Van Ness/Mission.

To plan your trip from anywhere in the Bay Area using public transportation, visit


Parking in the area is limited, and we strongly recommend taking public transit, bicycling, or using taxi or ride-hail services.

The Fort Mason Center parking lot offers a limited amount of parking. Parking fees at Fort Mason are in effect from 7:00am to 12:00 midnight every day. 

Please note there are often several events occurring at Fort Mason simultaneously.

Street parking is available on a limited basis. Find other parking options at Parkopedia

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