Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films
Where the Whales Sing
New evidence of the humpbacks’ lives with remarkable close-up underwater footage of humpback whales in Bermuda, their breeding grounds in the Caribbean, and their feeding grounds in Eastern Canada.
Director – Andrew Stevenson (Bermuda)
A film about Eef, a surfer in Holland who makes and rides wooden surfboards with painted monsters on them in the freezing and junky surf of his home.
Director – Matthew McGregor-Mento (USA)
Guardians of the Sea
Dr. Paul Spong of Orca Lab studies orca linguistics. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research discovered the impact that navy sonar was having on whales. Meet two of the world’s leading experts on orcas.
The Coral Gardener
The Coral Gardener’ is a BBC production documenting the inspirational story of one man’s passion for the world in which he lives. Austin Bowden-Kerby is a coral gardener. He has brought together his love of gardening, and passion for the underwater world, to do something very special for the coral reefs, and communities, of Fiji.
Directors – Elizabeth White and Emma Robens (UK)
Change for the Ocean
Free Range Studios created this 3D animation PSA for Monterey Bay Aquarium’s campaign to raise public awareness about the impacts global climate change is having on ocean life. This playful story featuring flamingos, walruses, and turtles reminds us that we all share this Earth — and the responsibility for taking care of it — and that we can slow the climate crisis by making little changes on our own and big changes together.
Director – Juliet Unfried (USA)
All Points South
All Points South, follows the story of surfers and fishermen activists in Chile and their struggle against forestry industry pollution of coastal waters and waves. This short, features surfers: Keith Malloy, Ramon Navarro, James Pribram, Raph Bruhwiler, Timmy Turner, and more.
Directors – Josh Berry and Will Henry, Save the Waves Coalition