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Feb 12 2010

BLUE Ocean Film Festival International Film Competition

Enter by Monday and Save Feb 15th is the Early Bird Deadline For Film Submissions

Enter by Monday and Save Feb 15th is the Early Bird Deadline For Film Submissions

19 Categories honoring the artistry, craftsmanship, scientific advancement, effective communications and entertainment excellence for experienced and emerging ocean filmmaking talent;

Broadcast Program
Children's Programming
Dot Docs & Social Media- new category this year
Emerging Filmmaker
Excellence in Underwater Cinematography
Featuring Monterey Bay- new category this year
Land-Sea Connection
Marine Animal Behavior
Marine & Earth Sciences
National Marine Sanctuary Short- new category this year
Ocean Exploration & Adventure
Ocean Issues & Conservation
Ocean Sports
Original Musical Score- new category this year
Spanish Language Film- new category this year
Student Filmmaker
Theatrical- with IMAX & 3D capabilities this year

Emerging filmmakers and students are encouraged to participate, each with their own category

*To enter a single film in multiple categories, please download a submission form from BLUE's web site:

All Finalists Films qualify for our BEST OF FESTIVAL AWARD.

Mark your calendars. Come join us on the beautiful Pacific Coast for fun and empowering events celebrating the great films, photography and visual arts that provide a window into the majesty and mysteries of our seas.

Monterey, CA, August 25th-29th. Film Festival Passes and Industry Conference Registration will be available for purchase April 1st.

The famous Monterey Bay Aquarium is the 2010 Presenting Sponsor.

Over 60 finalist films will be screened during this global festival that brings together ocean lovers, renown filmmakers, explorers, network executives, policy leaders and conservationists from around the world.

BLUE is dedicated to leveraging the power of film to help protect the oceans & the life within.