CineMare International Ocean Film Festival Kiel welcomes ocean themed films from all genres and of all lengths. By bringing the oceans on land and onto the cinema screens, the festival aims to increase awareness of and love for the blue in our blue planet in all its facets.

Seit 2017 vergibt das CineMare Int. Meeresfilmfestival Kiel den Deutschen Meeresfilmpreis.
In 2017 the German Ocean Film Award was established at CineMare International Ocean Film Festival Kiel. The Jury also gives out the following awards:
Seafarer Film Award
Ocean Conservation Film Award
Short Film Award
Audience Choice Award
Young Audience Choice Award

Ocean related films of any length and genre are eligible for submission to the International Ocean Film Festival Kiel. This includes but is not limited to films about sailing, diving, surfing, fishing, environmental activism, marine eco-systems, marine flora and fauna, scientific films, documentaries, animations and fiction films.

Films may be submitted in any language. Films submitted in a language other than either German or English, must have English and / or German subtitles.
By submitting your film to the International Ocean Film Festival Kiel you grant the festival permission to use photos, film stills, and excerpts of up to 20 seconds of your film to promote the festival online, in print media, TV, radio, and cinemas.
The festival decides where, when, and how often your film is screened during the festival. The festival remains the right to recommend your film to other festivals.

Overall Rating
  • Jonathan Mason

    A fantastic festival run by passionate people. Communication was top notch from the moment we were notified of the selection.
    Although we couldn't attend, we received updates, and their social media posts were well designed and well targeted. We received an additional screening invitation as a result of playing at CineMare. So thanks again to the whole team. A highly recommended experience.

    September 2017