Do you want to bring awareness to ocean pollution? Are you a junior filmmaker? if so the Ocean Film Festival could be the best competition to showcase your passion & talent. For information on the next film festival please read below:
The film competition is open to middle school and high school students around the world. The criteria for being accepted to the competition also requires that the films be five minutes or less in duration, and touch upon some subject matter regarding the ocean. The Call for Entry for the 2018 Film Festival will open on August 1, 2017. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
Films must be ocean-related and touch upon any of these categories:
National Marine Sanctuaries
Ocean conservation issues, i.e. climate change, pollution, overfishing, marine debris.
Winning films will be chosen on the basis of creativity and the ability to tell a story that leaves the audience better informed about or moved by the ocean.
JUDGING AND PRIZES
All submissions will be judged by an elite jury of professional filmmakers and ocean conservationists. The three top winners in each category—middle school and high school—will be eligible to win cash prizes up to $500. The top finalists in each category will have their films presented on the big screen during the SFC Program on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 10:00 am. It’s free to attend (just be sure you register). The winners will be announced on stage at the end of the program. We hope to see you there!
FILM SUBMISSION PROCESS
All of the instructions for submitting a film are on the 2017 Information Sheet that can be found at http://oceanfilmfest.org/student-film-competition.