60+ Jury Members Select The Top Films To Be Honored & Screened At November 2014 Event
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (August 18, 2014) – After the largest and most challenging film competitions to date, the BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit (BLUE) jury members have edited their lists and unveiled the world’s top oceanic films for 2014. All 160 finalists feature stunning imagery, amazing explorations, scientific discoveries or fun in the sea and will be showcased at the festival from November 3-9, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Jon Bowermaster’s ANTARCTICA: ON THE EDGE 3D
Antarctica lives in our dreams as the most remote, the most forbidding continent on Planet Earth. It is a huge land covered with ice as thick as three miles, seemingly invulnerable, cold and dark for eight months of the year.
2014/2015 Season Special Concert Ocean Voyagers: Film with Florida Orchestra
This highly visual nature program takes an intimate look at the captivating lives of a newborn baby humpback whale and his 40-ton mother. This performance is a collaboration between filmmaker Feodor Pitcairn, the Blue Ocean Film Festival and The Florida Orchestra.
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Opening Night Film: James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D
As a boy, filmmaker James Cameron dreamed of a journey to the deepest part of the ocean. This film is the dramatic fulfillment of that dream. It chronicles Cameron’s solo dive to the depths of the Mariana Trench—nearly seven miles beneath the ocean’s surface—piloting a submersible he designed himself. The risks were astounding. The footage is breathtaking. JAMES CAMERON’S DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D is a celebration of science, courage, and extraordinary human aspiration.
Discovery Channel’s Executive Producer and Director or Development, Brooke Runnette, will be speaking at BLUE’s Industry Conference on one of her favorite subjects: making conservation fun to learn. Perhaps the best way to share her perspective is to share a few quotes from the May 2012 article honoring her with a Green Award in the Washingtonian: