Students won’t have to travel 20,000 leagues under the sea, but the Aquarium of the Pacific is looking for some deep dives for its first film festival. The Aquarium of the Pacific is looking for students in grades 9 to 12 to enter its inaugural High Tide Student Film Festival.
The high school film festival and contest, presented by Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg, will accept submissions of short films that focus on science and conservation. The finalists will receive cash prizes and awards.
The films will debut at the Aquarium of the Pacific virtual High Tide Student Film Festival and awards ceremony on June 2.
“We are grateful to Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg for sponsoring this ocean science student film festival and contest. The Ginsburgs’ inspiration is their recognition that while data and discovery are the fuel of science, that science only changes the world with personal stories and the sort of human connection that art provides,“ said Dr. Peter Kareiva, Aquarium of the Pacific president and CEO.
Applicants can choose to make two- to three-minute videos on their own or in teams of up to four. There are three categories: Responsible Seafood, Thriving in a Charging Climate, and The Ocean and Me.
Three winning films will be chosen in each category.
Cash prizes are $2,000 for the gold award, $1,500 for the silver award and $1,000 for the bronze award.
Submissions will be accepted from March 15 to April 13.
Visit aquariumofpacific.org//hightide or call (562) 590-3100 for more information.
The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 12,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include Shark Lagoon, the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, Lorikeet Forest, and the Molina Animal Care Center. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, including lectures by leading scientists, through its Online Academy. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months and other special benefits. To make a donation to help support the Aquarium during the pandemic, please visit Pacific.to/donate.