Tacoma Ocean Film Fest: For Love of Orcas
June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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&As every evening.
7-9pm June 15-17.
Tickets: $12 general/$10 members, seniors, students/FREE all Tacoma students
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.
7pm June 16: GIANTS OF THE DEEP
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.