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Tacoma Ocean Film Fest: Island Song

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - June 17 @ 9:00 pm

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Three nights of inspiring ocean film, from local to global. Orcas, octopuses, island song, devastating plastic, inspiring communities. Join us for the second annual Tacoma Ocean Film Fest, with filmmaker Q&A every evening.

Held in partnership with the International Ocean Film Fest and The Grand Cinema, this festival celebrates ocean film from around the world and right here at home. Capacity limited. $11 adults/$9 concession/free for all Tacoma students (at the door).

7-9pm June 15-17 at The Grand Cinema

7pm June 15: ISLAND SONG

Rooted (Mia Kami, Tonga)

Voice Above Water (Dana Frankoff, USA, virtual Q&A)

Small Island, Big Song (Tim Cole, Australia, virtual Q&A) – U.S. PREMIERE

From indigenous guardians to song-filled Pacific islands to a 90-year-old Indonesian man who cleans up ocean trash from his canoe, “Island Song” is all about deep human connections to the ocean, and a call to protect both cultures and ecosystems.


The Forest Stands Tall (Abbey Dias, Seattle, in-person Q&A)

2022 Ocean Fest Youth Story Contest film winners (filmmakers in-person)

Giant Pacific Octopus (Samantha Hanna, Gig Harbor, in-person Q&A)

Dive deep to explore towering kelp forests and the elusive giant Pacific octopus with local filmmakers, including the 2022 Ocean Fest Youth Story winners.

7pm June 17: FOR LOVE OF ORCAS

For the Love of Salmon (Jan Vozenilek, Canada)

Coextinction (Gloria Pancrazi, Canada, virtual Q&A)

Journey around the Salish Sea with two Pacific Northwest films that show us how deeply we are all related – orcas, salmon, humans – and how we need to act now to protect all.

Held in partnership with The Grand Cinema, with the support of Tacoma Creates and other sponsors.


June 15 @ 7:00 pm
June 17 @ 9:00 pm
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The Grand Cinema
606 S Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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