San Francisco Ocean Film Festival


Photo via Mike Baird

The 6th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival was held this weekend and showed off some great short films about the blue parts of our planet. From fishing to surfing, from ecosystems to eco-adventure, viewers experienced a wide range of art and activism. Even if you didn't attend the event, you can still see much of what was presented. Check out some of the great films screened at the festival after the jump. Find out about the Ocean Film Festival with this trailer:

Pretty great, right? It is a one-of-a-kind way to get reacquainted with the sea, find out more about its health and status, and what we can do about it. Activists, scientists and adventurers have a lot to teach us.

For example, the following clip is from "A Sheltered Sea," which teaches us about the conservation efforts along the coast of California in conjunction with the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA). The film highlights why we need to care about this act, and how viewers can participate.

A fascinating documentary on Grey Whales crammed a surprising amount of information into just 3 minutes. Here is a clip:

And on an uplifting note, this 46 minute film shows an artistic combination of music and surfing.

The film festival has tons of great information, and if you're able to attend next year's event, we highly recommend it. In the meantime, more is to come on TreeHugger on a few of the specific films shown this weekend.

More on ocean and sea-oriented films:
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Imagine A World Without Fish - No More Shrimp On The Barbie: With Ocean Acidification
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