The Second Annual Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films (VFOF)

Yesterday on Twitter I happened across the second annual Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films. The VFOF is Canada’s only film festival that hones in on the issues surrounding the oceans. The films are available online until Sunday July 31st, 2011 promising to inspire and educate viewers about the oceans.

Last night I took some time to watch three of the shorter films and plan on watching the rest in the next couple of days. The VFOF is truly unique in that it has a bit of everything–it is entertaining (check out “Change for the Oceans”), educational, inspiring, personal (listen to what some of the locals have to say), sad, and full of amazing footage!

Given that we at the Pacific Parklands Foundation are focused on water awareness right now this is definitely worth a look! In fact, “All Points South” focuses on activists in Chile and their struggle against pollution in the coastal water and waves. In a short video, it manages to showcase one of the key water issues facing people today.

Watch the videos and let us know what you think by commenting here, tweeting us @pacificparkland or writing on our Facebook wall.

If you think water issues are important and would like to support more local awareness about watershed and water related issues then head to Shell Canada FuellingChange at and cast your votes in favour of the Pacific Parklands Foundation’s water project!

Find the VFOF and videos at

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