2012 Winning Films Archive

The Winning entry as Best of Festival for the 2012 Blue Ocean Film Festival is The Island President.

The Island President, Produced by Bonni Cohen / Richard Berge, Exec producer Jon Else, Directed by Jon Shenk

The Island President is a 2011 documentary film about the efforts of then-President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed to tackle rising sea levels resulting from climate change. Produced by Actual Films, an Oscar- and Emmy-winning American documentary film company based in San Francisco, and directed by Jon Shenk, the film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival.

The following films are the Category Winners for the 2012 Blue Ocean Film Festival. Click the thumbnails to watch the videos.

BEST of FESTIVAL

The Island President

BEST 3D FEATURE

The Island President

BEST ANIMATED

Jim Toomey: Sharks

BEST BROADCAST

Ocean Giants

BEST CHILDREN’S

The Shark Riddle

Cinematography

Planet Ocean

Digital Interactive

One World One Ocean

Emerging Filmmaker

Surfing and Sharks

Emerging Filmmaker

Beyond Pollution

Exploration & Adventure

Foreign Language

Universe of the Ocean

Innovations

Oceans at the Tipping Point

Issues

The Big Fix

Marine & Earth Science

Project Manta

Marine Animal Behavior

The Surprise Salmon

Music Video

Don’t Fight the Sea

Non-Broadcast

Exploring Bloody Bay Wall

Ocean Sports

Manufacturing Stoke

Online Dot Docs

Fish Tale: My Secret Life As Plankton

Online Series

Science on the Spot: Series

People & the Sea

Minds in the Water

Presenter Lead

Great Barrier Reef: Nature’s Miracle

Public Service Announcement

Thank You Ocean: Edward James Olmos

Shorts

Weightless: Emotional Free Diving

Sound

Blues Planet Sounds

Student

Out of the BLUE