ocean film festival

We're headed to Southern California! Laguna Beach Special Screening

Join us as we head to Southern California! In collaboration with the Laguna Beach Film Society, a council of the Laguna Art Museum, the SFIOFF is pleased to announce our newest Traveling Program partners. On Thursday, May 15th we will be offering a special screening featuring official selections of the SFIOFF about our beautiful and precious California coast including:


Isla Coronado Ghost Nets*

Majestic Plastic Bag

California Hope Spots

Laguna Bluebelt: Laguna's Marine Reserve

Oaks to Otters

Whale Fall

Come Hell or High Water

*Filmmaker is expected for Q&A

For more details, click here: Laguna Art Museum

Thursday, May 15, 2014

6:00 p.m. reception, 6:45 p.m. screening

Laguna South Coast Cinema (162 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach)

$8.00 pre-sale, $10.00 at the door, $5.00 for students and children

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time online or by calling Membership Manager Valerie Tate at 949.494.8971 x203.


Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (USA) Rob Cala, 14 minScreening: Saturday, March 8th, 4:00 p.m.

Prepare for a visit to one of the most biodiverse intertidal regions in the state of California. The local community unites to observe, protect, and enjoy this Northern California coastal gem. —VJ

Filmmaker Q&A: Select questions with filmmaker Rob Cala

SFIOFF: What was the most enjoyable and/or challenging part of making the film? RC: Creating something that would appeal to both kids AND adults. Yielding quality interviews and acquiring underwater time lapse was challenging and rewarding.

SFIOFF: How or why did you begin creating ocean-focused films? RC: I've had a life long love affair with water and the sea. Above it, in it, beneath it, I feel it is a natural place for me and critical to the world to protect it.

SFIOFF: Can you tell us about your next project? RC: A film about marine species extinction.

SFIOFF: What is your spirit marine animal? RC: Anemone