The 7th Annual World Whale Film Festival showcases films about the ocean, marine wildlife conservation, Indigenous ecological knowledge, and environmental stewardship submitted by powerful storytellers from around the world.
It raises awareness of marine threats - climate change, vessel collisions with marine life, unsustainable tourism, marine pollution, and bycatch - and solutions to a global audience while raising funds for PWF’s mission of protecting the ocean through science and advocacy, and to inspire environmental stewardship.

Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF), the 7th Annual World Whale Film Festival (WWFF) in 2023, is a hybrid festival. The 7th Annual WWFF seeks passionate filmmakers to present their films on Maui, Hawai'i the week of June 8, 2022 - World Ocean Day - and in our online film festival from JUNE 8- JULY 31, 2023.

The past 6 years have been a huge success, with sold-out venues!
Ocean Heroes, we look forward to your submissions!
Inspiring Action for a Better, Bluer Future!

We are seeking powerful storytelling about our ocean environment. Filmmakers of all backgrounds and skill levels are highly encouraged to participate.

Pacific Whale Foundation supports ethical visual storytelling that accurately represents various cultures, ecosystems, and wildlife. Filmmakers must guarantee that the welfare of all marine wildlife and the marine environment was respected and remained undisturbed during filming, as well that they abided by all federal, state and regional regulations on location.

Entries will be considered based on originality, storytelling and technical excellence, message, artistic merit and overall impact. With each submission, you must include detailed information such as film overview, name of director, director's bio, director's email, director's photo, weblinks to affiliate environmental organizations, and film poster. These details must be shared directly to Film Freeway and/or sent to

By entering WWFF 2023 filmmakers acknowledge that the visual content submitted is their own creative work, and does not, to their knowledge infringe on the rights of any other person and/or business.

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  • mahmut taş

    It's a very nice festival. We are very happy to be there.

    July 2022