2010 07 23- Where the Whales Sing selected by BLUE Ocean Film Festival as a Finalist Print E-mail
Friday, 23 July 2010 06:53
WELCOME TO BLUE 2010

MONTEREY, CA AUGUST 24-29, 2010

The Judges' Results Are In!

Without further ado we are very pleased to announce the 2010 international film competition finalists.

The response to our call for submissions was outstanding with over 350 entries in 19 categories submitted by the most talented ocean filmmakers from around the world.

The competition was intense and our panel of 22 judges worked diligently to narrow the list. It is with great pleasure BLUE announces the finalists of this year's film competition.

All Finalist films will be screened during the Festival (August 24 - 29) in one of our 6 Monterey Peninsula theater venues.

Honorable Mention films will be screened as our schedule allows.

Broadcast

* Big Sur: Wild California | National Geographic TV
* Humpback from Fire to Ice | Michelle Addington
* Into The Dragon's Lair | NHU Africa
* Orca Killing School | National Geographic TV
* Strange Days On Planet Earth: Dirty Secrets | Sea Studios Foundation for National Geographic

Honorable Mention

* Chefs A Field: Old Salts Young Guns | Warner Hanson TV
* The Farallon Islands: California's Galapagos | Quest/KQED

 

Children's Programming

* Aquateam/Free Diving | Arcadia Entertainment
* Aquateam/ROV | Arcadia Entertainment
* Slime, Snot, Guts | Children's BBC & Digital Dimensions Australia
* The Krill is Gone | Deep Green Films Ltd.
* The Reef's Got Talent | Children's BBC & Digital Dimentions Australia

Honorable Mention

* Sea Adventure | Fortes, McLitus, Weiting, Lukowski

 

Dot Docs

* Humbolt Squid: An invader in the Sea of Cortez | RTSea Productions
* My Pod | Ray Hollowell and Maggie Franks / PlanSEA TV
* What Children Know | Blue Voice
* Willem & the Whales | MMCTA
* Yao Ming Shark Fin Soup | Wild Aid
* History Revealed | Waitt Expeditions Series

Honorable Mention

* Arctic Summer Sea Ice: It's Melting! | RTSea Productions
* He Heard the Dolphins' Cry | Blue Voice
* Requiem for the Orcas | Blue Voice
* Shark Ecotourism at Isla Guadalupe | RTSea Productions
* Disappearing Dolphins | Earth Ocean Media

 

Emerging Underwater Filmmaker

* In the Eye of the Whale | MMCTA
* In the Wake of Giants | Akua Films
* Where the Whales Sing | Andrew Stevenson

Honorable Mention

* Invasion Azul (Blue Invasion) | Arnaldo Diaz
* Leatherback | Clay Wiseman
* Life By The Tide | Joshua Cassidy

 

Excellence in Underwater Cinematography

* Into The Dragon's Lair | NHU Africa
* Killer Whales | Pangolin Pictures
* Undersea Edens / The Majestic South | Reigndrop Media
* Undersea Edens / Rainforest to Reef | Reigndrop Media

Honorable Mention

* Superfish | Wild Logic LLC
* Undersea Edens / The Frozen Isle | Reigndrop Media

 

Featuring Monterey Bay

* A Wave of Change - CA MPA'S | Mountain & Sea Productions
* Big Sur: Wild California | National Geographic TV
* II Mare di Joe | Enoz Incontro - ETHNOS

Honorable Mention

* What's Killing the Sea Otters | Quest/KQED

 

Land Sea Connection

* Sola | Oceans 8 Films
* The Bearing Sea: Eco System in Crisis | Mellissa Thompson
* Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water | Surfrider Foundation
* Big River | Wicked Delicate Films / Mosaic Film
* What Would Darwin Think? | Oceans 8 Films

Honorable Mention

* California's Lost Salmon | Quest/KQED
* Eating the Ocean | Reel Blue
* Heen Taak | Pixnat
* Plastic Seas | Quest/KQED

 

Marine Earth Sciences

* Drain the Ocean | National Geographic Channel
* One Ocean: Changing Seas (episode 4) | CBC Broadcasting
* Tracking Their Silent Voices | Ton und Film
* Scary Tsunamis | Quest/KQED

Honorable Mention

* Operation Deep Sea / Shedding Light in the Darkness | Marco Polo Film
* Orca Killing School | National Geographic TV
* Kilauea Mountain of Fire | Pangolin Pictures

 

Marine Animal Behavior

* Andrea: Queen of the Mantas | BBC/Big Waves
* Killer Whales | Pangolin Pictures
* Life: Fish | BBC
* Superfish | Wild Logic
* The Great Feast | BBC

Honorable Mention

* A Tiger's Tale | Wild Indie Ltd.
* Orca Killing School | National Geographic TV
* Who Killed Miracle? | Who Killed Miracle Productions

 

National Marine Sanctuary Shorts

* Blue Water Oasis | Cordell Banks NMS | Mountain Sea Productions
* In The Wake Of Giants | Akua FIlms
* The Farallon Islands: "California's Galapagos" | Quest/KQED
* Protecting Americas National Marine Monuments | Sea Stewards Studios

Honorable Mention

* Beneath The Rainbow Bridge | NOAA
* Flower Garden Banks NMS | Synergy Productions
* Lost on a Reef | Open Boat Films, LLC

 

Non Broadcast

* In Awe of Sharks | Save Our Seas Foundation
* Isla Holbox, Whale Shark Island | Mountain Sea Productions
* National Aquarium: Marine Animal Rescue Program | National Aquarium
* The Gray Whale | Oceans Today
* Wyland Glass Art Series | Richmond Productions

Honorable Mention

* Beneath The Rainbow Bridge | NOAA
* Coral Forests of the Deep | Oceans Today
* Coral Reef Alliance PSA | Coral Reef Alliance

Ocean Exploration and Adventure

* Adventures: America's Underwater Treasures | Ocean
Futures Society
* Atlantic Crossing: A Robot's Daring Mission | Rutgers
University
* Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Adventures - America's
Underwater Treasures | Ocean Futures Society
* Life: Creatures of the Deep | BBC
* Mysteries of the Shark Coast | Digital Dimensions
* One Ocean: Mysteries of the Deep | CBC Broadcasting

Honorable Mention

* Expedition Antarctica | NHNZ
* Madstreak | Nancy Ogden

Ocean Issues & Conservation

* Bag It | Reel Thing Productions
* Global Focus VIII : The New Environmentalist | Valley Film Group
* Strange Days on Planet Earth: Dirty Secrets | Sea Studios Foundation for National Geographic
* South Pacific: Fragile Paradise | BBC
* The End of the Line | Calm Productions

Honorable Mention

 

* A Sheltered Sea: The Southern Passage | The Baum Foundation
* Belly-up: Salmon in Peril | Andrew Deiters
* Home For Hawksbill | Jordan Plotsky Productions
* Sea the Truth | Monique Van Dijk Armor
* Students Saving The Ocean | Mediamobc

 

Ocean Sports

* Aspiring Depths | Blue Eye FX Productions
* Beautiful Wave | Portfolio Films America
* Drop Zone Tahiti | Body Glove International/PADI
* Ultimate Wave Tahiti | Perfect Wave Inc.

Honorable Mention

* Floating: The Nathan Gocke Story | Curtis Birch Inc.
* From the Badlands to Alcatraz | Nancy Iverson
* Riding the Wave of Autism | Birdman Productions
* The Board Meeting | Franks & Associates
* Weightless | Organized Chaos Mediaworks
* We Love Sharks | Body Glove International

 

Original Music Score

* In the Wake of Giants | Akua Films
* Into the Dragon's Lair | Geta Palm
* Disneynature OCEANS | Jake Eberts / Disneynature - Don Hahn
* Willem & the Whale | MMCTA

 

Shorts

* Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification |Sherry Goldberg /NRDC
* Ocean Of Truth | Conservation International
* Explore the Coral Triangle | Conservation International
* Ocean +2C | Center For Ocean Solutions / ILCP
* Plastic Seas | Quest/KQED
* The Last Ocean | Weller Media

Honorable Mention

* A Lateral Line | 333 Productions
* A Polar Whale's Appeal | The Oceana Project
* Eating the Ocean | Reel Blue
* Illegal Pirate Fishing | Environmental Justice Organization
* Sea Turtles | PBS Nature
* The Last Frontier | Alaska Motion Pictures

 

Spanish Language

 

* Alerta Verde: Al Rojo Vivo Tiburones Blanco | Telemundo
* Alerta Verde: AL Rojo Vivo Arrecifes | Telemundo
* Luchando por La Vida | Carlos Roberto Rivas Grom Communications
* The End of the Line/Spanish Subtitiles | Calm Productions
* Un Oceano de Verdad | Conservation International

Honorable Mention

* Alerta Verde: Al Rojo Vivo Bellenas Grises
* Corredo Ecologia del Noreste: Conservado para el Futuro | Maria Falcon
* Invasion Azul | Estera
* Los Corales de Celebra | Maria Falcon
* Secrets de la Isla Guadelupe | Eddie Kisfaludy

 

Student Films

* Albatrocity | Splashroom
* Chasing Giants | Chris Hanson and Chris Fedor
* Crab Feast or Famine | Kat Moon
* Lost on a Reef | Stephani Gordon
* Sea Adventure | Fortes, McLitus, Weiting, Lukowski
* Skimming the Surface | Landon Lott

Honorable Mention

* Free Dem Whalez | Jamie Aquino
* Harvester: The California Urchin Diver Experience |
Highliner Studios
* Marine Reserves | Adrienne Strubb
* Saving the Seaflower Conch | Brad Allgood

 

Theatrical

* At the Edge of the World | Dan Stone
* Beautiful Wave | Portfolio Films America
* Beneath the Blue | Quantum Releasing
* Confessions of an Eco Warrior | Bluerage Media LLC
* Disneynature OCEANS | Jake Eberts / Disneynature - Don Hahn
* Ultimate Wave Tahiti - 3D | Perfect Wave Inc.
* Under the Sea - 3D | Howard Hall Productions

Special Screenings

* 180 South - Conquerors of the Useless | Woodshed Films
* Coral Reef Adventure | MacGillivray Freeman Films
* Fuel | Josh Tickell
* Hurricane on the Bayou | MacGillivray Freeman Films
* La Pesca... c'era una volta | Pippo Cappellano / Capmar Studios
* Mediterraneo, Ultima Arca | Pippo Cappellano / Capmar Studios
* Oceanmen | Bob Talbot Productions
* On The Wings of Penguins | Robert Cline
* Palme a Mare | Pippo Cappellano / Capmar Studios


ALL films accepted into the festival will be available for viewing on-demand in our Video Library, which will be open during the festival (August 26-28)

Congratulations to all our filmmakers for doing a great job of using the power of film to increase our understanding of
the mysteries within the seas and improving awareness of the issues facing our oceans.

We look forward to you join us and the world's best ocean filmmakers in Monterey for an empowering & entertaining event.

For more info about the BLUE Ocean Film Festival, visit blueoceanfilmfestival.org.

 
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