Ocean Films Húsavík took place for the first time in 2021 at Húsavík Whale Museum in Iceland. The first event included several local films sharing the wondrous ocean and nature of Iceland. This year, we will be expanding our search for incredible ocean-related films from all over the globe.

The festival is collaborative effort between Húsavík Whale Museum and Whale Wise.

Winners will be selected from each category:

- Nordic long (over 20 min.) and short (under 20 min.) films
- International long (over 20 min.) and short (under 20 min.) films
- Student long (over 20 min.) and short (under 20 min.) films

All films must have an ocean-related focus.

The following is an explanation of the Rules and Guidelines governing film submissions to the 2022 Ocean Films Húsavík. Compliance with these Rules and Guidelines is necessary in order to participate in the festival. Submission of a film implies unconditional acceptance of the Rules & Guidelines, therefore, please carefully read through the rules prior to submitting your film. If you have any question please contact using info@whalewise.org

1. Ocean Films Húsavík accepts submissions for films in the following categories:

- Nordic long (over 20 min.) and short (under 20 min.) films
- International long (over 20 min.) and short (under 20 min.) films
- Student long (over 20 min.) and short (under 20 min.) films

All films must have an ocean-related focus.

Students must be enrolled in an educational institution during time of film creation to be accepted under the student category.

2. The person(s) submitting the film must hold all legal rights for the submission, as well as all necessary clearances for public exhibition.

3. The filmmaker(s) retain all submission and intellectual property rights.

4. Films must be submitted electronically via FilmFreeway.

5. If a submitted film is in a language other than English, the film must have English subtitles.

6. Filmmakers are allowed to submit more than one film into the festival provided that each film is submitted separately and falls under given guidelines. However, applicants can only be accepted for one film.

7. Ocean Films Húsavík reserves the right to use images from films selected and the festival itself for marketing purposes.

8. All decisions regarding award winners are considered final and incontestable.

9. All films submitted must have been completed between January 2021 and June 2022.

10. Applicants acknowledge that Ocean Films Húsavík reserves the right to change the nature of screenings and events due to circumstances related to public health and welfare. In such cases, no submission refunds shall be issued.