Calling All Filmmakers: Entries Sought for the Olympic Peninsula’s 5th annual River & Ocean Film Festival

Submit short films by March 2 for April 21 screening at the Rainforest Arts Center in Forks

The River & Ocean Film Festival, hosted in conjunction with Forks RainFest and the Washington Coast Clean-up, celebrates the freshwater and marine environments on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula. Short films from the peninsula and beyond will showcase this region’s beauty and the issues facing its aquatic habitats and human communities.

Check out last year’s films at the event website ( Filmmakers everywhere are invited to submit short films.

Entries can be submitted in electronic or DVD formats. Running time must be under 20 minutes, including credits; stand-alone segments of longer works are welcome. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on March 2, 2018. Please include:

* The entry’s title, director and producer

* A brief (maximum 250 words) description of the entry, its running time and its relevance to the natural or human dimensions of the watersheds or marine ecosystems of the west end of the Olympic Peninsula

* The year it was produced

The festival organizing committee will review all entries as they arrive and make selections on a rolling basis.

To arrange submission, please send an email to Ian Miller at

Festival screenings will start at 7:00 p.m April 21, 2018 in Forks, WA. The event is sponsored by the North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee, Washington Sea Grant, North Pacific Coast Lead Entity, Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition, the West Olympic Council of the Arts and the City of Forks.

For more information, please visit:

                              – Washington Sea Grant

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