40Fathoms Film Festival takes place in June each year in celebration of World Oceans Day. Showcasing films submitted by scientists, conservationists & filmmakers from around the world 40Fathoms raises awareness of the issues facing the oceans today, while providing people with the knowledge & tools to make a tangible difference to conservation.
40Fathoms Film Festival is held in the seaside town of Hermanus, South Africa - globally recognized as the land-based Whale Watching Capital of the World. Films are screened in the Whale House Museum in the town centre.
40Fathoms Film Festival is a South African Shark Conservancy event. Join us for this cinematic celebration our Blue Planet.
ENTRANCE TO 40FATHOMS FILM FESTIVAL IS FREE
40Fathoms Film Festival accepts submissions from amateur and professional filmmakers. Young filmmakers are encouraged to submit films for consideration by the selection committee. Short & feature-length films are screened during the festival.
Film categories include: Science, Conservation, Education & Awareness and Exploration. The only strict entry guideline is that films must have a marine focus and have been produced after 2012.
There is no submission fee for filmmakers.