SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- North America's premier cinemaquatic© event, the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, is casting out a Call for Entries to the eighth annual festival, March 9-13, 2011. Presented by NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries, Aquarium of the Bay and The Bay Institute, the Festival will again take place adjacent to the Aquarium's entrance at Theatre 39 on PIER 39.
With a reputation as the largest and most diverse festival of its kind, the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival features documentaries, animations, narratives and other traditional and experimental genres on topics ranging from surfing and ocean adventures to the environment to sharks and marine wildlife to island culture and more.
"Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary is proud to be a founding partner of this outstanding event, and we wholeheartedly support it!" says Maria Brown, Sanctuary Superintendent. "Our oceans are places of great power and majesty, but still they need our help. Through top quality films, and through lively discussions related to ocean issues, the festival helps us to realize that we are kindred with the sea, and must embrace and protect it."
In 2010, the expanded five-day festival featured more than 70 films from an international array of filmmakers, viewed by nearly 4,000 festival goers, along with education programs that reached nearly 1,000 students. The festival is organized as a series of programs that feature attention-riveting films and in-depth discussions with filmmakers and content experts, creating a unique public forum on the environmental, social and cultural importance of the world's marine resources.
"The San Francisco Ocean Film Festival's inspiring, sometimes controversial and always conversation-starting lineup provides an ideal partnership for The Bay Institute and its affiliate Aquarium of the Bay," says John Frawley, President and CEO of The Bay Institute. "We are pleased to partner with the Festival, as it furthers our mission to inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed."
The San Francisco Ocean Film Festival will accept entries from filmmakers through December 1, 2010. Seeking timeless, quality films that entertain, educate or inspire, the festival places no restrictions on when the work was produced, its length or its genre. Entry information is available at www.oceanfilmfest.org.
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SOURCE San Francisco Ocean Film Festival