World Whale Film Festival

General, VIP and Online Tickets

General VIP Package Online Only
June 8 June 8 & June 9  June 8 – 30
Film Festival at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm & Distillery. Food and drinks are included, as well as access to the online event. Please bring your favorite lawn chair seating. Film Festival at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm & Distillery includes seating, food and drinks, raffle opportunity, PWF Swag Bag, access to the online event and VIP cruise. VIP & Filmmaker Cocktail Cruise June 9, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM from Ma’alaea Harbor with pupu (appetizers) and drinks. This ticket includes access to films at the online event only

Celebrate World Ocean Day with Pacific Whale Foundation as we present our 6th Annual World Whale Film Festival with in-person and online components starting June 8, 2022. Join us as we showcase films from around the world, invoking the power of storytelling to raise awareness of environmental conservation and major threats impacting nature and humankind. Inspiring action for a better, bluer future.

Enjoy dinner and drinks with friends as the films roll, including the premiere of Ocean Guardians, a film by award-winning filmmaker Selket Kaufman. This 20-minute film documents the journey of humpback whales as they migrate between Alaska and Hawai‘i and the efforts of Pacific Whale Foundation to save them from extinction. In the face of emerging threats, the organization employs research, education, and conservation methods as it races against time to restore and sustain the delicate balance between humankind and marine life.

In addition to the in-person event, the films will also be viewable online to ticket holders from June 8-30.

For questions, reach out to [email protected]

2022 Official Selections

In-Person (as well as online)
Ocean Guardians
Ghost Nets
Healing Land, Healing People
This Mortal Plastik
MY 25: The Ocean Between Us
Ice Edge
The Power of Activism
Painted Blue
Open Ocean: The Big Blue | Marine Diaries
Plastic Island
Konohiki Restoration Project
Stories from the Salish Sea: Eba and the Orcas

Online Only
The Hundred Year Old Whale
Heroes of The Sea
Rebirth of a Reef
Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops
I Am Morgan
Golden Fish, African Fish
The Plastic Hike
PBS: Changing Seas
Wales The Best of The West: Stackpole Quay




WWFF funding provided by Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program.


Host Sponsor June 9 VIP Cruise Sponsor

Hawaii Visitor Update

Aloha, We Are Open!  Our PacWhale Eco-Adventures are open for booking as we welcome visitors back to Maui.  Quarantine restrictions were lifted on Oct. 15th for those following the state’s pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements.