Events and Exhibitions

The San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition (SDUFEX) is now accepting entries for its 2024 film festival

We are inviting underwater filmmakers worldwide to submit their films. Submissions are currently open until June 20, 2024. SDUFEX is a unique opportunity to share your visions of the underwater world with a global audience. 

Your films will make our event a success!

Announcing the 24th Annual SDUFEX Undersea Film Festival

The 2023 San Diego UnderSea Film Festival will be held Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 at the Irwin M Jacobs Qualcomm Hall. Join us for a wonderful evening featuring some of the best underwater short films from around the world.

There will be a unique program each evening and tickets are available now at

If you are unable to join us in person, tickets will be available to watch our virtual film festival October 9-31.

SDUFEX Underwater Film Festival Open for Submissions March 1, 2023

The San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition (SDUFEX) is proud to announce plans for their 24th Annual Underwater Film Festival on October 6 & 7, 2023.

The in-person event will be held at San Diego’s state of the art Qualcomm Auditorium. Each evening, the upwards of 500 attendees will enjoy a completely different line up of films.

San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition is back in person October 1, 2022

Please join us for a wonderful evening featuring some of the best short underwater films from around the world. 

The in person event is for one evening only on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 7:00-9:30pm PDT at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in San Diego, CA.

A Virtual Film Festival will follow from October 8 - 16, 2022. Tickets for the virtual festival will be available following the live event.

What UW Photographers Do When Put in Dry Dock

use your time to recreate one of your own underwater photos from your image archives, using found objects at home, or what you can shoot looking outside your window

As countries around the world have placed populations in quarantine with stay-at-home orders in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many underwater photographers have found themselves stuck inside with no option to travel or go diving.

From the Exhibit 'Climate Change In The High Arctic'
From the Exhibit 'Climate Change In The High Arctic'

Exhibition: Melt Down in the Arctic

In her new exhibition, Melt Down - Climate Change In The High Arctic, celebrated photojournalist and Arctic specialist Louise Murray highlights the dramatic melting of the ice sheets in the Arctic through a series of beautiful photographs. We have an exclusive gallery of images from the exhibition below.

Louise is a self-confessed polar nut with 15 years of experience as a professional, she spends much time plotting her next visit to the high north.