San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Student Film Competition – Sunday March 1st

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The 4th Annual Student Film Competition, held on Sunday, March 1st at 10 a.m. at the Cowell Theater in Fort Mason, gives students grades six through twelve the opportunity to tell their own stories about the ocean and sharpen their filmmaking skills. This year’s competition will showcase the top thirteen finalists’ films and awards will be given to three young filmmakers in both the middle and high school categories.

The 4th Annual Student Film Competition, held on Sunday, March 1st at 10 a.m. at the Cowell Theater in Fort Mason, gives students grades six through twelve the opportunity to tell their own stories about the ocean and sharpen their filmmaking skills. This year’s competition will showcase the top thirteen finalists’ films and awards will be given to three young filmmakers in both the middle and high school categories. The festival includes a Student Education Program, featuring exciting and inspirational films tailored to middle and high school students.

“We are proud to feature budding young filmmakers in the festival. Every year, we are impressed and touched by the creativity and thoughtful messages about what the ocean means to these students,” said Ana Blanco, SFIOFF Director.

Admission is free thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary – please register at http://www.oceanfilmfest.org

The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival returns for its twelfth year February 27th through March 2nd at the Cowell Theater in Fort Mason. Launched in 2004, the festival is dedicated to using film as a medium to increase public awareness of the environmental, social and cultural importance of marine ecosystems and foster a spirit of ocean stewardship. The SFIOFF is widely regarded as the premier venue in North America for ocean related films. The 2015 festival features over 40 films from 13 different countries including Argentina, France, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand and Spain.

The Student Film Competition features the following films:

High School Category:
A Blank Canvas – Mountain View High School, Los Altos, CA
For Our Future - Ankara İncek Doğa Campus, Ankara, Turkey
Full Circle - Irvington High School, Fremont, CA
Killing – St. Anthony High School, Long Beach, CA
Message in a Bottle – Keystone School, San Antonio, TX
Miles from Home – Stockbridge High School, Stockbridge, MI
Parker's Sea Turtle Adventure – St. Anthony High School, Long Beach, CA
The Sea Lions of Pier 39 – The Branson School, San Francisco, CA
Use Your Water Carefully – Kartal Doğa School, Istanbul, Turkey
Wake Up Call – Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA

Middle School Category:
Ocean: The Cradle of Life – Prospect Sierra School, Berkeley, CA
The Devil's Teeth – Prospect Sierra School, Berkeley, CA
Trashzilla – West Marin School, Point Reyes Station, CA

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