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


Online registration for on-site volunteer positions will be available here on Friday, February 1st. Volunteers are encouraged to register as soon as registration becomes available, as it will fill up quickly. For questions and more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Livia Campos de Menezes at

Open Volunteer Positions

Want to get involved in the festival's year-round operations? We're looking for some ocean lovers to help out.


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

2019 Volunteers

2019 Planning Committee Volunteers

Samir Arora, Projectionist
Pam Diwik, Volunteer Coordinator
Neely Evanoff, Education Outreach
Rachelle Federico, Special Screening Coordinator
Jennifer Gamurot, Student Film Competition
Kimberley Goodman, Speaker Series
Matt Groff, Marketing Committee
Kathy Harris, Education Program
Yuko Inatsuki, 2019 IOFF Trailer
Niam Itani, Student Film Competition
Nina Lesowitz, Seas the Night Fall Benefit Chair
Jessica Mullin, Social Media Strategist
Jackie Murray, Marketing Committee Chair
Paul McManus, Volunteer
Ashleigh Papp, Newsletter Editor
Jennifer Phoenix, Seas the Night Fall Benefit
Perry Pickert, Technical ConsultantFridays Films
Mariah Riling, Education Program
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


2019 Screening Committee Volunteers

Gretchen Coffman
Sidney J. P. Hollister
Keith Howell
Yuko Inatsuki
David McGuire
Ibon Olaskoaga
Mary Jane Schramm
Stan Teng
Julie Eckert,
Filmmaker Liaison