Use #BLUE2016 During BLUE 2016 for Social Impact!

Our official hashtag for the BLUE Ocean Film Festival event this year is #BLUE2016. You should tag all of your social media postings during and after the event with this tag so your content will be easily grouped with other attendees shared posts and to create a greater impact for the oceans.

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You might like to bookmark this special Twitter Hub that we have created in order to aggregate all of the media tagged #BLUE2016 so that we can share your posts after the festival and during the event.  You can even send new tweets to or about us (@BlueOceanFilm) right from that page.

Twitter Hub for #BLUE2016

You can even embed the hashtag hub into your own site, if you like. Just grab the code from the page. This is the live version of the embed.
EXAMPLE: Click the link to tell your followers that you are going to BLUE 2016

Monaco “BLUE Tie” Reception Sets the Stage for BLUE

Monaco “BLUE Tie” Reception Sets the Stage for BLUE Ocean Film Festival 2015 – Event gathers 200 guests at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida

Posted: 11/10/2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, November 10, 2014 – This past Saturday, the Monaco Government Tourist Office and the Consulate General of Monaco in New York, together with BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit (BLUE), hosted a private “BLUE Tie” reception at the Dalí Museum, setting the stage for next year’s event in Monaco.
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YouTube Contest Over, Winner Announced

The BLUE Ocean film festival is happy to announce that we have selected our winners for our YouTube contest, “How do you see the Ocean?” We received 32 amazing entries in total and while each had merit and were obviously made with care and passion, one rose as the grand prize winner.

Teresa Carey from Amherst, Massachusetts is our grand prize winner.

In 2008 she moved aboard a small sailboat. During the following two years she sailed solo and lived aboard a 27 foot boat with her cat Dory for company. Her focus was to live in concert with the ocean by enjoying its beauty and challenge, exploring simplicity, and drastically reducing her environmental impact.

During that time she met Ben who also lived aboard his small sailboat. The couple sailed side-by-side for several years until recently when they decided to change course. The two married last month and are now looking to purchase their “home,” which will be a boat they can raise a family on while they sail around the world.

Definately check out Teresa’s winning video. We offer the couple congratulations on their recent marriage and on winning our contest. The couple will recieve travel from Amherst to Monterey, CA, three nights stay at the Portola Hotel and Spa, BLUE Whale VIP passes to the Festival and a VIP “goodie bag.”

Congratulations again and see you at the BLUE Ocean film fest!

You can view Teresa’s video and all of the entries in a play list on our YouTube channel.

“How Do You See The Ocean?” YouTube Video Contest

Win a trip to BLUE Ocean Film Festival!

Tell us how you see the ocean and win a trip to the festival incliuding 3 nights stay at the Portola Hotel and Spa, transportation and two BLUE Whale Passes to the OCEAN Blue Film festival.
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