Global marine conservation nonprofit Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) presents the 6th annual World Whale Film Festival in celebration of World Ocean Day on June 8, 2022.

WWFF kicks off with an in-person event June 8 at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery in Upcountry Maui featuring dinner, drinks and a screening of official selections. General event tickets are $135 and VIP tickets are $225; both include food, beverages and access to online screenings. The VIP level offers a variety of additional perks, including a private cruise with WWFF filmmakers aboard a PacWhale Eco-Adventures vessel on June 9, a coveted PWF swag bag, raffle opportunities and more. Film lovers and conservationists worldwide can also stream the films online at their own leisure at just $20 per ticket from June 8- 30.

Initiated six years ago by late PWF Founder Greg Kaufman and PWF Documentary Filmmaker Selket Kaufman as a platform for emerging and seasoned filmmakers aligned with the organization’s mission to protect the ocean through science and advocacy and inspire environmental stewardship, WWFF invokes the power of storytelling to promote awareness of environmental stories around the globe. Since its inception, the festival has remained true to its roots with an enduring emphasis on films that address ocean and wildlife conservation, environmental stewardship, indigenous ecological knowledge and other relevant themes that raise awareness of major threats impacting nature and humankind.

Funding for this event is provided by Hawaii Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Fund.

For more information on the World Whale Film Festival or to purchase tickets to either the in-person or online event, please visit www.pacificwhale.org/filmfest/

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