The 17th Annual International Ocean Film Festival is on now. The event, which usually runs in March, has this year become a virtual event. This year’s festival, ‘Reconnecting Summer 2020,’ is a virtual experience showcasing all of the Official Selections of this year’s festival. In addition to the online screenings, the IOFF is hosting livestream interviews, Q&A sessions, and panel discussions with filmmakers.
Every year, the organization produces a festival of ocean-themed films from all over the world that are largely unavailable to the general public. This year’s festival includes films such as Galapagos Evolution, in which Pierre Cousteau, son of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, and a team of internationally famous free-divers explore biodiversity in the cradle of evolutionary theory, the Galapagos Islands; Humboldt Archipelago: Paradise in Danger, a documentary about the conflict involving the mining mega-project Dominga and its possible consequences on one of the places with the most biodiversity in continental Chile, and also considered a place of global importance; and All Inclusive, about a floating city in the middle of the ocean where all walks of life are packed in a confined space to fulfill everyone’s desires.
Over 50 films are available on demand, exploring themes such as adventure, culture, environment, surfing, sustainability, innovation and more. Plus the live-streamed Q&A sessions are being recorded for on-demand viewing.
Watch this trailer by Yuko Inatsuki.
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The International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to save our oceans, one film at a time. Using film as a medium, the organization aims to increase public awareness of the environmental, social, and cultural importance of marine ecosystems and foster a spirit of ocean stewardship.