Grusswort des Schwesterfestivals International Ocean Film Festival San Francisco

Greetings from San Francisco! We are excited to share our 6th Annual Sister City Partnership with the City of Kiel and all of our friends at CINEMARE. Our purpose in celebrating our sisterhood is to share our cultures, values and our desire to learn from one another. The ocean unites us all, and our two ocean film festivals further strengthen our unity through the power of independent film. As we begin this journey of exploring faraway places, discovering new innovations in ocean science, and celebrating individuals of all ages who dedicate their lives to protecting our oceans, we are reminded of the importance of our oceans – and the joy we experience along the way. So much of what we learn is in large part through the lens of curious and talented filmmakers from around the world, and to them we are grateful. We are thrilled that you have chosen to join on this journey. There is so much to learn and so much to share. I look forward to seeing you in April! Ich fühl’ mich Kiel!  

All the best from San Francisco

Ana Blanco 

Executive Director