San Diego Undersea Film Festival Sept. 9th & 10th

The San Diego Undersea Film Festival will highlight 32 underwater films on September 9th and 10th in San Diego, California.
By Eric Hanauer

12th Annual San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition

Friday and Saturday evenings, September 9 and 10, 2011 7:00 pm at Qualcomm Hall

By Eric Hanauer



Thirty two short underwater films, produced by leading professional and amateur videographers from around the world, will be highlighted at the 12th Annual San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibitionin Qualcomm Hall’s big screen auditorium on Friday and Saturday evenings, September 9 and 10, 2011.  Starting at 7:00 pm, each evening will feature 16 different films, most in high definition, limited to 5 minutes each of fast paced action.   A state of the art digital projection system will bring the world beneath the surfaceto the eyes of the audience.

san diego underwater film festival

This exhibition is unique because there are no entry fees and no prizes, except for the prestige of having a film chosen.  An independent panel of three distinguished judges will select the best films among many international entries. Each year the bar is raised in terms of quality and excitement.  From the kelp forests of California to the coral islands of Indonesia, from the sperm whales of the Caribbean to the mantas of the Maldives, there will be something for everybody.  Also shown for the first time will be the winner of Capture the World, an international video competition. 

Tickets are available for $15 per evening online at www. SDUFEX is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.   A portion of the proceeds will go to Birch Aquarium and Chula Vista Nature Center.  Previous shows have been sellouts, so get your tickets early.  A limited number of tickets may be available at the gate.  Seating is open, and doors open 30 minutes prior to the show.   Parking is free on the Qualcomm campus.  Further information is available online at


SDUFEX Trailer

Here's the trailer for this year's film exhibit:

2010 San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition - Trailer from Pete Fowler on Vimeo.


Contact information:

Pete Fowler 858-504-9373

Mary Lynn Price  858 458-5941

Eric Hanauer 858 558-7278


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