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Blue Water Film Festival

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - March 21 @ 8:00 pm

Thursday, March 21
5:30–8:00 p.m.


Join the Blue Water Film Festival for a powerful evening of film, including a series of curated shorts and the feature film Whale Nation.

Blue Water Film Festival celebrates UN – World Water Day, and promotes San Diego, California as a hub for marine science, naval exploration, and an epicenter for environmental storytelling. Blue Water Film Festival’s year-round screening, panels, and events help to cultivate a burgeoning family-based, environmental and military community in San Diego and around the world.


Feature Film: WHALE NATION

A humpback whale is beached on a remote shore. During the fight to save its life, scientists discover the story of these extraordinary creatures, with unknown territories and a barely known society.

Short Films:

  • PLSTC (short animated film; screening starts at 6:00 p.m.)
  • CODE ROSE (short animated film; screening starts at 6:05 p.m.)
  • SLAVES TO WATER (short film; screening starts at 6:10 p.m.)
  • WHALE NATION (feature length film; screening starts at 6:30 p.m.)


Tickets: $25


Ticket grants access to all content on the first day of the Blue Water Film Festival. This includes the screening of WHALE NATION at 6:00 p.m. and all short films listed above.


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Event Details

Start:   March 21, 2024
Time:   5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Welcome to the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art!

As of July 1, 2023, the Museum of Photographic Arts and The San Diego Museum of Art have merged to become one unified institution. The Museum of Photographic Arts is now the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA).

MOPA@SDMA remains a pay-what-you wish museum open Thursdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

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