At the Ocean Film Festival World Tour, we are proud to work with local conservation partners to help support the important work they do keep our oceans clean and safe. In 2018 we are proud to partner with the following ocean conservation organisations:

The Project AWARE Foundation is a growing movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet – one dive at a time. Project AWARE supports an unprecedented global movement of divers acting in their own communities to protect oceans and implement lasting change, focusing in on two major ocean issues – Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, or trash in our ocean. $1 from every ticket sold to the Ocean Film Festival Australia screenings in Adelaide, Sydney Orpheum & Ritz, Perth, Melbourne and Hobart will be donated to Project AWARE to support their important work. Find out more about Project Aware at:

Sea Shepherd Australia is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd Australia uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. More information about Sea Shepherd at:

Humpbacks and High-rises is an independent not for profit research organisation dedicated to the research and protection of whales and dolphins in south-east Queensland, Australia. We focus our research and adaptation strategies on coastal impacts caused by urbanisation for the benefits of marine mammals and our coastal community.  Come and visit them in the foyer at the Gold Coast screening to find out more or visit their website:

World Animal Protection is a global animal welfare organization with 50 years’ experience moving the world to protect animals. Their vision is a world where animals live free from suffering.

Every minute another tonne of ghost fishing gear enters our oceans trapping, injuring and killing thousands of whales, seals and turtles as well as other marine animals. In 2015, World Animal Protection established the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) bringing together governments, companies, academics and NGO’s to combat the problem. By reducing, removing and recycling ghost fishing gear, they are working to make our oceans a safer place for marine animals. Find out more or visit their website: