Oceanic Global Short Film Festival

Oceanic Global's London Hub is hosting a short film festival to highlight young filmmakers creating work in honor of the ocean!

Inspiring positive behavioral change at all levels is required for us to live in balance with nature. In this digital age, film making is a universal language that can create this bridge.

Final Four Films: Screening Premiere With EarthxTV

On Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11:00AM EST / 5:00PM CST, join Oceanic Global and EarthxTV in exploring the power of film in driving positive change as we announce the winners of the Oceanic Global Short Film Festival! We’ll screen the Final Four Films, meet the winning filmmakers to discuss their work, and host a panel discussion with experts in the film making industry.

The Oceanic Global Short Film Festical initiative is spearheaded by London Hub members Carlotta Bianchi and Elizabeth Aisher Crespi with the support of the London Hub.

Top 10 Finalists & Tulum Screening

Together with our friends at HABITAS Tulum, we screened all of the Oceanic Global Short Film Festival Top 10 Final Films on November 15, 2020 at this year’s Art With Me festival, hosted in the Tulum community.

Please join us in celebrating the below finalists:

Recycled To Ride by Anna Wilder Burns & Jack Bouchard

Mystique Sequence by Tim Georgeson

Lessons From Jeju by Nicole Gormley

Our Plastic Beach by Christopher Thomas

Turning Tides by Jo Guthrie & City To Sea

Our Responsibility: Blue Habits Palau by Ben Hamilton

Iceberg Licking Society by Nathan Ceddia

Murder at Sea by Mark Benjamin

I AM WATER by Danielle Davenport

Dive Tierra Bomba Dive by Joya Berrow & Lucy Jane

>>Watch All 10 Films<<

Art With Me is an international arts, music and cultural festival curated to inspire us to be more connected to ourselves and build awareness about the environmental issues that affect us locally and globally. It is a community-driven festival that curates art, talks, music, wellness and cultural experiences as a platform to inspire change and foster awareness amongst attendees. The festival debuted in 2018 with the goal of uniting businesses, tourists and the local community to spearhead environmental and cultural initiatives for the benefit of Tulum. 

About The Oceanic Global Short Film Festival

The Oceanic Global Short Film Festival aims to address some of the issues that came to light during the pandemic, ranging from financial uncertainty for freelancers in the creative industries, the demand for educational & environmental online content, as well as the dangerous increase in plastic driven by COVID-19. Inspiring positive behavioral change at all levels is required for us to live in balance with nature. In this digital age, filmmaking is a universal language that can create this bridge.

This project supports emerging filmmakers with an interest in sustainability – providing exposure through Oceanic Global and festival partners platforms and the opportunity to have their films assessed by a team of critically acclaimed directors and producers, Executive Directors of international charities and foundations.

Oceanic Global Short Film Festival partners include EarthX, Ocean Culture Life, Matte Projects, The Klosters Forum, and Convicts

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View press release HERE. As featured in: Screen Shot Magazine.



The festival accepted films between 3 – 15 minutes in length related to one or more of the below 5 themes.

The Current State of the Ocean

The Beauty of the Ocean

Marine Plastic Pollution

Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean

Human Interaction with the Ocean

Themes were provided as a source of inspiration, we are supportive of different forms of creative interpretations and representations, as long as they honor the ocean.

Expert Judges

Shari Sant Plummer (Award-Winning Producer; President & Founder, Code Blue Charitable Foundation)

Jennifer Hile (Emmy Award-Nominated Director; Head of Production, OceanX)

Martha Jeffries (Award-Winning Director & Producer)

Luke Davies (Award-Winning Director)

Jenny Nichols (Award-Winning Filmmaker)

Jake Witzenfeld (Award-Winning Director, Producer & Writer)

Line Hadsbjerg (Award-Winning Director & Producer; Co-Founder, Cleanwave)

Brett Kincaid (Emmy Award-Winning Director & Producer; Co-Founder, Matte Projects)

Maximilian Guen (Founder & Executive Director, Magna Carta; UNICEF USA)

Preston Thompson (Director & Screenwriter)

Barron Hanson (Co-Founder & General Manager, Convicts)