The Festival supports our mission, grounded in environmental justice, to mobilize and support collective action to protect the Salish Sea region, as we work towards our vision 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 their 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.
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.
From February 3rd through the 11th, both in person and online, the Festival will be a part of IMPAC5, a global forum that brings together ocean conservation professionals and high-level officials to inform, inspire and act on marine protected areas.
FEB 6 & 7 | 6PM – 8:30PM | DOORS AT 5:15PM | VIFF CENTRE
We are so excited to be bringing two screening events to the VIFF Centre in downtown Vancouver, including panels featuring filmmakers and ocean experts. On Feb 6th, join us for an evening of celebrating Canada’s oceans. On February 7th, enjoy several short films highlighting the ongoing and critically important conversation around sustainable fishing, followed by an interactive discussion with a panel of experts.