The International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) is a volunteer-driven organization. The festival can only happen because of people like you. Each year over 200 volunteers contribute their time, energy, and enthusiasm to make the festival a reality.

Volunteer Sign-Up Is Now full

The 15th Annual IOFF is fast approaching! Thank you to everyone who signed up to volunteer for one or more shifts during the four-day festival, which happens March 8 - 12, 2018.

See How to Festival for more about the venue, schedule, and other logistics of the 15th Annual IOFF.

Open Volunteer Positions

Want to get involved in the festival's year-round operations? We're looking for some ocean lovers to help out, Currently we're seeking a Media Relations Coordinator


Visit the IOFF's page on for more information, and be sure to check back often. The ocean never sleeps, and the IOFF is active year-round with events and activities in support of our mission to inspire people to care for our Blue Planet!

Volunteers - Chhavi and Neely

2018 Volunteers

2018 Planning Committee Volunteers

Holly Cooper, Website Manager
Pam Diwik, Volunteer Coordinator
Jennifer Donovan, Social Media Strategist
Gaby Esquivel, Marketing and Special Events Manager
Neely Evanoff, Education Outreach
Kimberley Goodman, Speaker Series
Yuko Inatsuki, 2018 IOFF Trailer
Jessica Mullin, Social Media Strategist
Niam Itani, Student Film Competition
Paul McManus, Volunteer
Ashleigh Papp, Newsletter Editor
Perry Pickert, Technical ConsultantFridays Films
Robin Rome, Education Program
Jennifer Stock, Student Film Competition
Melanie Sturm, Filmmaker in the Classroom
Maya Sykes, Assistant Newsletter Editor
Matthew Tominaga, Graphic Design & Photographer
Andy Thornley, Emcee Extraordinaire
Vicky Vasquez, Education Program Emcee
Collin Welbon, Website Editor, Content Manager


2018 Screening Committee Volunteers

Gretchen Coffman
Sidney J. P. Hollister
Keith Howell
Yuko Inatsuki
David McGuire
Ibon Olaskoaga
Mary Jane Schramm
Stan Teng
Will Zang, Filmmaker Liaison
Austin Henton,
Programming Assistant