We are now taking submissions for the 2019 festival

Film selection

We are looking for regional, national or international films that inspire you to consider your relationship with the ocean through adventure, sport and the global issues that our waters currently face. Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films welcomes documentary, fiction, animated and experimental films.

Each film submitted will be reviewed by a jury selection committee. Though not all submissions will be selected for screening at the festival, your submission may be selected for various satellite events we will be hosting throughout the year.

Film entry requirements

  • Access to the completed film electronically or in DVD format for review
  • films with soundtracks other than English must have English subtitles

If your film is selected, for promotional purposes, you will be required to provide:

  • promotional image/poster for the film
  • detailed film description

Please fill out the form below. If you have any questions please contact us at

Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019.