The 2013 festival, marking our fourth consecutive year, was a smashing success. The crowd of ~600 in Savannah, GA loved the films, and are eager for more! Throughout the rest of 2013, we will continue showing selected films at a series of mini-festivals in the US and worldwide. These are additional opportunities to showcase these [...]
In addition to our flagship event that is held in March of every year, a series of mini-festivals are held over the course of the year in the United States and internationally. These events are usually smaller in scale (anywhere from 20-200 people) and are hosted by or in conjunction with another organization, university, or [...]
Film submissions for 2013 are now closed – the deadline was February 21. Submissions will be announced during the week of March 11, 2013. Stay tuned! General Submission Criteria We invite submissions from anyone— scientists, professional filmmakers, students, and advocates …if you have a good story, we want it! If you [...]
Mission Statement The Beneath the Waves Film Festival aims to encourage, inspire, and educate scientists, advocates, and the general public to produce and promote open-access, engaging marine-issue documentaries. Our goal is to facilitate widespread science communication by bringing together marine films from around the world for open discussion, while also providing hands-on educational opportunities for [...]
2012 The 2012 Festival was held in conjunction with the 41st Benthic Ecology Meeting, hosted by Old Dominion University, and there were a number of mini-festivals across the U.S. as well as internationally. In 2012 we received the most entries yet, many of which were unique and engaging. 2012 festival winners were: Best Conservation Message: [...]
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