We are the only blue planet. We are the only planet with oceans. But if we do not protect them, we will lose them forever, and our planet will never be the same.

All life on Earth started in the ocean. The ocean contains unique biodiversity, some of the largest and some of the smallest flora and fauna on the planet. However, climate change is already affecting many species, while excessive fishing has brought many species to the brink of extinction. The ocean also stores CO2 while producing an estimate of 50-80% of the oxygen on Earth. That’s more oxygen produced than all of the forests on land combined.

In recent years we have witnessed that young people are increasingly aware of the need for environmental protection and climate action. And recently the ocean has gained increased importance. We believe that giving them the platform of a film festival can not only raise awareness about ocean protection but also inspire more young people to express their concerns in a creative way.

Ocean Youth Eco International Film Festival OYEIFF is an annual film festival for young filmmakers focusing on raising awareness about ocean protection. Short films (no longer than 15 minutes) made by primary and secondary school students will be screened online and on location in Hong Kong. The festival will culminate in an Awards Ceremony for the best movies, in three age categories (7-9 years, 10-14 years, and 14-18 years), as well as other special awards. The festival is open to young filmmakers (primary and secondary school students) from around the world. The language of the submitted movies can be English or Chinese (or they can have subtitles in any of these two languages).

Ocean Youth Eco International Film Festival OYEIFF relates directly to SDG14 Life under Water.

Awards will be given to the best movies, in three age categories:

- Film 7-9 years,
- Film 10-14 years,
- Film 15-18 years,
- Short Script (under 18 years).

Special awards can also be considered.

Ocean Youth Eco International Film Festival OYEIFF is an annual film festival for young filmmakers focusing on raising awareness about ocean protection.
The festival is open to young filmmakers (primary and secondary school students) aged 7-18 from around the world.
Short films (no longer than 15 minutes) made by primary and secondary school students will be screened online and on location in Hong Kong. The festival will culminate in an Awards Ceremony for the best movies, in three age categories (7-9 years, 10-14 years, and 15-18 years), as well as other special awards.
The language of the submitted movies can be English or Chinese. In the case of films made in other languages, they must have English or Chinese subtitles.

Ocean Youth Eco International Film Festival OYEIFF relates directly to SDG14 Life under Water.

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  • Shyam ma

    Best film festival for students

    June 2024
  • marwa and mahmoud Africa

    Thank all team work in festival

    June 2024
  • Вдячні за можливість участі у фестивалі і особливо дякуємо за нагороду! Чудовий фестиваль

    June 2024
  • Niall Powers Ozyurt

    Great film festival promoting and highlighting the work young filmmakers who are dedicated to saving the worlds' oceans.

    July 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words. We are doing our best

  • Jacqueline Sánchez-Carrero

    This festival is fantastic both in its theme and in its organization.

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you. It was a pleasure to show your film at our festival.