River & Ocean Film Festival

Date: TBD in 2016
Where: Forks, Washington

The 2nd Annual River and Ocean Film Festival took place on April 25, 2015 at the Rainforest Arts Center in Forks, Washington. Audience members enjoyed a great night of film explorations of our rivers and oceans that highlighted the beauty and opportunity of this region, as well as some of the issues faced by its marine and freshwater habitats and the human community. This event, held in conjunction with the RainFest River & Ocean Days and the Washington Coast Clean-up, celebrates the freshwater and marine environments of the Olympic Peninsula’s west end.

Calling Filmmakers

The third annual River and Ocean Film Festival is expected to take place in spring 2016.  If you are interested in submitting a film, please read the following criteria and instructions:

Entries can be submitted in electronic or DVD formats and must have relevance to natural or human dimensions of the watersheds or marine ecosystems of the west end of the Olympic Peninsula. Submissions must be under 20 minutes (total, including credits) running time and can include stand-alone segments of longer works. Please include the following written information:

  • The entry’s title, director and producer
  • A brief (250 words maximum) description of the entry, its running time and its relevance to the natural or human dimensions of the watersheds or marine ecosystems of the west end of the Olympic Peninsula
  • The year produced

Download the festival poster (PDF)

All entries will be reviewed by the event’s organizing committee, and selections will be made on a rolling basis. The submittal deadline will be announced late 2016.

Please send DVD entries to:

  • Dr. Ian Miller Washington Sea Grant 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. #82 Port Angeles, WA 98362

For other electronic formats please send email to immiller@uw.edu to arrange a transfer via FTP, Dropbox or Google Drive.

For more information, contact Ian Miller, immiller@uw.edu.