World Whale Film Festival

Film festival photo

The 1st Annual World Whale Film Festival premiered Saturday, February 11 at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, showcasing multi-media works by local artists and advocates. The standing room only audience was inspired by the amazing stories and passionate presentations. Mahalo to all our participants!

Photography slideshow presented by David Fleetham

“One Voice” by Chris Cilfone

“Tonga with Whales Underwater” by Philip Thurston

“Pachamama” by Karim Iliya

“Surfing Be Cause” by Torsten Durkan

“Ocean” by Nick Wood
“Migration Towards Prosperity” by Selket Guzman

“Arabian Sea Humpback Whales” by Robert Baldwin

“False Killer Whales” by Pacific Whale Foundation’s Research Team


The Film Festival is free and open to the public. Our mission is to share powerful and provocative stories that inspire ocean and wildlife conservation around the world. The theme for 2017 is "Conservation in Motion" and the works cover a range of subjects, including endangered whale and dolphin populations, surfing activism, Hawaiian sea life, whalewatching in Ecuador, and other fascinating topics designed to provoke conversations that matter. 

World Whale Film Festival is sponsored by Pacific Whale Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported by members, sponsors, supporters and PacWhale Eco-Adventure guests.