Seventh Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival Expands to Five-day Event on February 3-7, 2010 at PIER 39

September 29, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Entering its seventh year, the 2010 San Francisco Ocean Film Festival will be bigger and better than ever as the event expands to encompass five days of ocean-inspired films on February 3-7, 2010. Co-sponsored by Aquarium of the Bay and The Bay Institute, the festival is also moving to a new venue: J’LaChic THEATRE 39 at PIER 39. The PIER 39 venue is adjacent to Aquarium of the Bay, where the VIP opening reception and several breakout sessions will be held.

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 genre on topics ranging from ocean adventures to the environment to marine wildlife to island culture and more.

In February 2009, the festival drew 4,500 people to screenings of nearly 40 films over a three-day event. 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.

“Adding two days to the festival has the dual advantage of providing attendees with more flexibility on the days and times that films are shown, as well as tripling the number of free weekday screenings for Bay Area public school students,” stated Festival Founder and Board Chair Krist Jake. “We are particularly excited about moving the venue to PIER 39 where there are more restaurants and amenities to meet our festival-goers’ needs.”

“Aquarium of the Bay’s partnership with the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival dovetails nicely with our mission to create experiences that inspire conservation of the Bay and its watershed,” stated Michele Bernhardt, Aquarium Communications Director, who is also serving as this year’s Festival Director. “In addition to seeing amazing ocean-themed films, festival-goers and school groups will have a chance to come to the Aquarium and see the marine life of the San Francisco Bay for themselves.”

The San Francisco Ocean Film Festival will continue to accept entries from film makers through October 31, 2009. Seeking 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.

SOURCE San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

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