The 2023 7th Annual World Whale Film Festival showcases films by powerful storytellers from around the world. Inspiring action for a better, bluer future, WWFF raises awareness about the ocean, marine wildlife conservation, Indigenous ecological knowledge, environmental stewardship, and solutions for the ocean and humankind—as our future is connected. The annual festival takes place during World Ocean month, beginning June 8, and includes in-person and online events that:

  • Increase global awareness
  • Connect film viewers, filmmakers and organizations to further conservation action
  • Raise funds for PWF’s mission to protect the ocean through science and advocacy and inspire environmental stewardship

Founded by PWF’s late founder, Greg Kaufman, and his wife and PWF documentary filmmaker, Selket Kaufman, WWFF has expanded significantly since its inaugural year. Here are the links to Selket Kaufman’s films.

All proceeds from the event support:

For questions email [email protected].

The in-person events include the screening of official selections at OCEAN Organic Farm & Distillery on June 8, a vital PWF partner, and a VIP Cruise on June 9 with Filmmakers sponsored by PacWhale Eco-Adventures, and access to the Online Event June 8-July 31. Online only tickets are also available for purchase.

Support ocean Research, Education and Conservation with your ticket.

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7th Annual World Whale Film Festival Commemorative Apparel

7th Annual World Whale Film Festival Commemorative Apparel

Travis Morrin Photography has teamed up with Pacific Whale Foundation to offer you a very special collection of handpicked captures from across Maui. Each image will be limited to just 10 prints, individually numbered and signed by Travis Morrin. Once the 10 are sold, the image will be retired forever. 100% of the net proceeds from each sale will be donated to Pacific Whale Foundation.

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Mahalo to 7th Annual World Whale Film Festival Sponsors

Past World Whale Film Festivals