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The annual World Whale Film Festival promotes visual storytellers who are passionate about our oceans. Our mission is to tell powerful stories that inspire ocean and wildlife conservation around the world. The official theme of World Whale Film Festival 2020 is ‘Heroic Acts of Conservation.”

Calling all filmmakers! Pacific Whale Foundation is seeking unique and meaningful short films for the World Whale Film Festival.

Submissions should be at least 3 minutes in length, no longer than 20 minutes and will be presented during the 2020 World Whale Film Festival on February 14.

To submit your film please email

2019 Timeline

5:00pm - Film projects and eco partners host informational booths in the courtyard adjacent to Iao Theater.

5:30pm - Doors open

6:00pm - Welcome

6:10pm - Films Begin

7:30pm - Intermission. Snacks and beverages available for purchase through Iao Theater

7:45pm - Films proceed 

9:00pm - Event concludes

9:15pm - Après Film Social - continue the conversation and mingle with film makers.


2019 Films

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Support a Great Cause

All proceeds from the event support Pacific Whale Foundation's humpback whale research in Hawaii and other parts of the Pacific, marine education programs for local school children, as well as conservation programs including efforts to keep marine debris out of our oceans, prevent vessel-whale collisions, and end whaling worldwide.


Fri, Feb 14, 2020
6pm - 9pm
Historic IAO Theater, Wailuku


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