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Dates:Thursday, February 18, 2021 - Sunday, February 28, 2021
Hours:12:00pm-11:30pm
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor
Cost:$ see below
Category:Virtual Activities
Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans and marine wildlife, is excited to announce the 5th Annual World Whale Film Festival (WWFF) which is a cornerstone of the annual Maui Whale Festival.

The WWFF celebrates visual storytellers passionate about protecting the ocean and marine wildlife and kicks off on February 19th for a 10-day foray into purposeful filmmaking.

Sponsored by Maui County Office of Economic Development, this year’s festival is presented virtually extending the event’s reach while allowing film goers to enjoy the experience from the comfort and safety of home.

Virtual attendees can view festival films between Feb.

19 – 28 and participate in an online filmmaker forum.

Tickets for the virtual festival are $20.

Attendees can discover how cetaceans exhibit social behaviors and cognitive abilities similar to humans in “Ocean Souls,” which is a collaboration of scientists, celebrities and more than 100 filmmakers.

Guests can listen to the ocean lament global threats, such as marine debris and ghost nets, in “The Ocean Voice,” an interesting perspective through personification.

Participants can learn the meaning behind the male humpback’s song during mating season in “Changing Seas: Mystery of the Humpback Whale Song,” based on a study conducted in Maui’s Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary that included PWF research collaborator Dr. Adam Peck.

Peck is currently partnering with Pacific Whale Foundation and Marine Mammal Research Program, University of Hawai’i researchers to study the overall health and seasonal stress levels of Hawai‘i’s whale population through biological samples, drone measurements and photo-identification data.

Other films connected to the Islands include “Under the Ice of Antarctica,” featuring University of Hawai‘i students exploring the vivid sea life under the frigid water of the Antarctic, and “Hawaiian Spiritual Guardians — ‘Aumakua,” in which Hawaiian cultural practitioner Kimokeo Kapahulehua examines our connection to nature and how we can better balance that relationship.

For more information about the virtual or in-person film festival events or to register, visit www.MauiWhaleFestival.org/filmfestival.

All proceeds benefit PWF’s Research, Education and Conservation programs and help advance the nonprofit’s mission to protect the ocean through science and advocacy.

About Pacific Whale Foundation:
With a mission to protect the ocean through science and advocacy and to inspire environmental stewardship, Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) conducts Research, Education and Conservation programs.

Founded in 1980 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the world’s whales from extinction, PWF now solely owns social enterprise PacWhale Eco-Adventures, which offers fee-based programs and services to help support the nonprofit.

Combined with memberships, donations, charitable grants and a remarkable group of dedicated volunteers, PWF now reaches more than 400,000 individuals each year through its Maui and Australia offices and research projects in Ecuador and Chile.

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$20/person virtually

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www.mauiwhalefestival.org/filmfestival

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Virtual, Boston, MA, 02127 map
Phone: 5164917045

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