World Ocean’s Day is coming up on June 8 and, to commemorate this day, the Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films will be featuring its third annual film festival and competition presenting three shows of world-class, ocean-centred documentaries on June 8 and 9, 2012 at the VIFF Vancity Theatre.

Vancouver Aquarium is proud to help raise awareness of our connection to oceans and waterways. The 10 films screened at the festival will touch upon important issues ranging from seafood sustainability to the state of today’s aquatic environment to the future of polar bears.

Below are titles of just a few of the films that will be featured:

  • Ice Bears of the Beaufort and The Polar Explorer follow the journeys of an Arctic polar bear and an environmentalist in Antarctica (respectively) in the fragile polar ecosystems of the world
  • Fish Meat examines sustainability in fish farming and production
  • This is Your Ocean: Sharks takes a closer look at the global plight of sharks and introduces viewers to a massive 14-foot tiger shark named Emma

Meet Emma, a 14-foot tiger shark featured in "This is Your Ocean: Sharks"

Tickets are available online and at the door. View the film schedule for dates and times. Ticket sales after expenses will benefit the Georgia Strait Alliance to support its mission to protect and restore the marine environment and promote the sustainability of Georgia Strait, its adjoining waters and communities.

Members, be sure to take a look at your June e-newsletter for information on how to redeem a $4 discount off your film tickets online, or show your valid membership card at the door. Not a member yet? Click here to learn more about how membership can pay for itself in just two visits.


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