The Premier Venue for Ocean Films
The 15th Annual International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) is the biggest festival of its kind in North America, featuring dozens of ocean-themed films by independent filmmakers from around our Blue Planet.
March 8 - 11, 2018 at Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, on the beautiful San Francisco waterfront.
All festival tickets and passes on sale Now!
Film Program & Schedule
Announcing the official film selections and descriptions plus the complete schedule for the 15th Annual IOFF!
Find important information about film venues, lodging, and transportation for the 15th Annual IOFF.
Volunteer at the Festival
Volunteer sign-up for festival weekend March 8 - 11 is now open.
What Is the IOFF?
Now in its 15th 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.
Free Student Education Program
The IOFF Free Student Education Program is designed to engage middle school and high school students in ocean education and empowers kids to discover future ocean careers. With free film screenings for students from around the Bay Area plus the Student Film Competition, a dedicated program for student filmmakers, the IOFF loves students! Apply to take a school group to the festival.
Video: Yuko Inatsuki, 2018 IOFF trailer.