Submissions

Through experiences with our oceans, the VFOF aims to educate, motivate and excite audiences.

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 film festival on June 4th, your submission may be selected for various satellite events we will be hosting throughout the year.

The deadline for submission to this year’s Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films is March 15, 2017. Filmmakers of the chosen films will be contacted by early April. Films received after the deadline or without all required materials might not be considered.

Film entry requirements

  • you must be able to provide a DCP or 35mm version of your film
  • films with soundtracks other than English must have English subtitles

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

  • link to a trailer
  • promotional image/poster for the film
  • detailed film description

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