Celebrate our connection to the ocean with Georgia Strait Alliance’s Festival of Ocean Films! The Festival features beautiful films helping you explore your relationship to the sea, rivers, and other bodies of water, and inspiring conversation and action to protect local waters.
About the festival
For more than 10 years, Georgia Strait Alliance's Festival of Ocean Films has been helping to raise interest and awareness of the ocean, the threats to its future, and the importance of taking action together to protect oceans, here in the Salish Sea, and around the world.
The Festival supports our mission, grounded in environmental justice, to mobilize and support collective action to protect the Salish Sea region. Our vision is of a Salish Sea teeming with life, where thriving and just communities live in balance with the environment.
Georgia Strait Alliance acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples. We respect and honour the people of all territories, and acknowledge that this land was never surrendered, relinquished, or handed over in any way. We also acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past and present, and the ongoing and intergenerational impact on Indigenous communities and individuals, acknowledging that the last residential school closed in 1997. We are committed to reconciliation and collaboration, and to working with Indigenous Nations in ways they decide that we can best support them.