The Oceanográfico of the City of the Arts and Sciences of Valencia, in keeping with its aim of the conservation of and respect for the marine world, presents the 1st International Underwater Image Festival (Festival Internacional de Imagen Submarina, “FIIS”), which will be held from 7 to 11 May 2008 on its premises.

During the five days of the Festival, the Red Sea Auditorium will become a great projection hall that will open its doors to the underwater world.
The documentaries chosen for the competition will be shown from all those that are presented. Together with these projections, the best photographs received will be exhibited throughout the park. Parallel to this and in collaboration with prestigious professionals from the world of underwater exploration and filming, various lectures, round tables, and workshops will be held.

The Festival is designed for all videosubs, photosubs, video-artists, video producers, cinema producers, TV producers, TV channels, photographers, production companies, diving clubs, schools, and the general public.


  • Spreading the message of the conservation of the marine world and its inhabitants by means of underwater videos and photography as a means of communication.
  • Creating a Festival that will be a point of reference in Spain and an event of international prestige, the “FIIS”.
  • Bringing the world of underwater videos and photography to the attention of the general public.
  • Establishing an annual meeting point for professionals from the world of diving and underwater audiovisual production on a national and international level.
  • Encouraging the making of underwater films and the taking of underwater photographs.


  • Pablo Areitio. Executive Director Oceanográfico.
  • Francisco Torner. Business Control Director Oceanográfico.
  • Raquel Lacasta. Marketing Manager.
  • Merche Añón. Marketing Assitant Manager and FIIS Coordinator.
  • Manu San Felix. Professional photographer.
  • Javier Gascón: Amateur photographer.

Cinesub Ondina Kanau The Play Room Tecnomar Abando Dive Travel Federación española de actividades subacuáticas CMAS Casco Antiguo Galera Imágenes en azul MIMA'08 Agencia Valenciana de turismo ACUC