August 22, 2012

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Amber Jackson

The Blue Ocean Film Festival, fondly referred to as BLUE, is a biennial ocean conservation event. Next month, filmmakers, photographers, scientists, and ocean explorers from around the globe will come together for this high-energy, enlightening and entertaining 7-day festival.

Set in the Monterey Bay Peninsula, BLUE showcases outstanding ocean films and award winning marine photography along with science and conservation seminars, international policy discussions and a robust ocean media industry conference.

At the heart of BLUE is the Global Ocean Film Festival, which will showcase over 100 films and ocean photography. The compelling films, exciting program and great camaraderie at BLUE promise to engage and empower public audiences, in Monterey and around the globe.

“More than films, more than a celebration of all things wet, the Blue Ocean Film Festival brings together a potent mix of artists, scientists, conservationists, decision makers, industry leaders, inquisitive teachers, lively kids and more. Come to be in the company of kindred spirits and make useful contacts. Come to be entertained, or inspired, or informed. Come to have a good time. Whatever strums your blue heartstrings just don’t miss out.”-Dr. Sylvia Earle Founder Mission Blue and a National Geographic Explorer in Residence.

Mission Blue will be covering the Blue Ocean Film Festival, so be sure to check back for updates, stories focusing on different films being highlighted and other exciting features.

To learn more about the Blue Ocean Film Festival and to purchase tickets visit their official website.  https://www.blueoceanfilmfestival.org/tickets/

The Blue Ocean Film Festival is also holding a YouTube video contest. By entering a short, 3 minute or less video, explaining how you see the ocean you could win a free trip to the BLUE — transportation to Monterey, three nights at the Portola Hotel and Spa and two VIP passes to BLUE and a VIP goodie bag. To learn more and to enter your video click here.

Top photo: Blue Ocean Film Festival

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