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24-Apr-2014 11:51am PDT  

 

San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival

11 Annual March 05, 2014 to March 09, 2014

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1007 General Kennedy Avenue
Suite 205
The Presidio, Thoreau Center for Sustainability
San Francisco CA 94129
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Phone: 415-561-6251
info@oceanfilmfest.org
http://www.oceanfilmfest.org

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Ocean Sports and Exploration
Eligible for the Adventure Award. For the best film about an ocean quest in, on, or around the sea. Also includes sports such as surfing, sailing, fishing, kayaking, swimming, scuba & free diving.
Ocean Related Environmental Issues
Eligible for the Environment Award - For films that best depict an environmental issue, or is most likely to inspire action.
Marine Sciences/Wildlife
Eligible for the Wildlife Award. Films that feature original or insightful expression of an aspect of marine life.
Coastal and Island Culture & History
Eligible for the Culture Award. Films that depict coastal or island cultures that are defined by their relationship with the ocean and for whom the ocean is intrinsic to their lives.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival inspires people to appreciate and care for the ocean by revealing its wonders through independent films.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival (SFIOFF) is the premier ocean film festival of its kind in North America.

Now in its eleventh year, SFIOFF has produced an acclaimed festival of independent ocean-related films from all over the world. Themes range from ocean science and industry to sports and adventure. The films are not only intended to entertain the audience, but more importantly, to educate and encourage active participation in ocean-specific environmental efforts and better ocean stewardship.

The 11th Annual SFIOFF will take place in March 2014 in San Francisco, California. The multi-day event will feature an Opening Night Gala and Filmmaker's Reception, an Awards Program, and a wrap party, and will consist of 10 to 12 programs with each program containing 3-4 films each. Special programs may focus on topics such as sharks, surfing, and/or marine protected areas, depending on the quality and number of submissions. Programs will often include post-screening filmmaker Q&A sessions and at times will include panel discussions.

An integral part of the SFIOFF is the Free Student Program, which will include award presentations to winners of the Annual Student Film Competition for middle school and high school students.

Selected films may also be included in the Festival’s traveling program.

ORGANIZERS
Ana Blanco (Executive Director) ; Ana Blanco (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES
PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
By submitting your films to the SFIOFF, you hereby grant permission for SFIOFF to use it for the following purposes:

Stills: Still images from the films will be used on the website, printed materials, banners, and other promotional materials. Please submit one headshot of the filmmaker in JPG format.
Clips: Clips of submitted films may be used to promote SFIOFF by appearing on the SFOFF website, possible partnership websites, third-party advertising sponsors (i.e. television spots, newspaper print, magazine ads, etc.)
Trailer: SFIOFF request a short trailer (electronically or on DVD) at the time of submission for promotional purposes.
Interim Screenings: In addition to possibly being screened at SFIOFF during the stated festival dates, accepted films may be screened throughout the year for promotional purposes, as a separate screening in cooperation with other SFIOFF partnership organizations, and the SFIOFF traveling program.

GENERAL RULES and TERMS AND CONDITIONS
•All submissions must be ocean themed.

•All works must be in English or have English subtitles. Entries can be any genre - documentary, narrative fiction, animation and can be submitted by professional or amateur filmmakers.

•We have limited program slots for films longer than 60 minutes, but all submissions of this length and longer will be taken into consideration.

•SFIOFF does not pay screening fees in order to screen a film, or underwrite production costs (duplication, subtitling, etc.).




TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I have read and agree to the festival submission and participation guidelines and certify that I am authorized to submit this work to the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival. Any copyrighted materials included in the work have been legally cleared for use, and SFIOFF is not responsible for any copyright infringement resulting from public screenings. I hereby grant and assign to San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival and its successors and licensees the right to copy the entry in its entirety to facilitate technical operations of the festival, in and through any and all media formats now known or hereafter devised. The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival for pre-selection, on-demand, and archival purposes will retain all video submissions. The entrant acknowledges and agrees that all matters not covered by these regulations, and any questions arising from them, will be decided by Festival organizers or programmers, at their sole discretion. To the best of my knowledge all information herein is correct and true.