|2011 Program Archive|
2011 Festival Program
Where the Whales Sing (Bermuda), Andrew Stevenson
Bermuda is the only mid-ocean platform in the Northern Hemisphere providing a window into the migratory social behaviour of humpback whales. This one-hour film documents new evidence of the humpbacks’ lives with remarkable close-up underwater footage of humpback whales in Bermuda, their breeding grounds in the Caribbean, and their feeding grounds in Eastern Canada.
Winner “Best Emerging Underwater Filmmaker”- BLUE Ocean Film Festival, August 2010
Monsterboards (USA), Matthew McGregor-Mento **2011 VFOF WINNER AS CHOSEN BY THE PUBLIC**
A film about Eef, a surfer in Holland who makes and rides wooden surfboards with painted monsters on them in the freezing and junky surf of his home.
Winner of the "JURY´S PRIZE FOR THE BEST ENVIRONMENTAL SHORT-FILM" @ Surfilm Festival #9 2010
Guardians of the Sea (Canada),
Dr. Paul Spong of Orca Lab studies orca linguistics. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research discovered the impact that navy sonar was having on whales. Meet two of the world's leading experts on orcas.
‘The Coral Gardener’ is a BBC production documenting the inspirational story of one man's passion for the world in which he lives. Austin Bowden-Kerby is a coral gardener. He has brought together his love of gardening, and passion for the underwater world, to do something very special for the coral reefs, and communities, of Fiji.
For more about coral gardening please see: http://www.coralsforconservation.com/
Change for the Ocean (USA), Juliet Unfried
Free Range Studios created this 3D animation PSA for Monterey Bay Aquarium's campaign to raise public awareness about the impacts global climate change is having on ocean life. This playful story featuring flamingos, walruses, and turtles reminds us that we all share this Earth -- and the responsibility for taking care of it -- and that we can slow the climate crisis by making little changes on our own and big changes together. Narrated by John Cleese.
All Points South (USA), Josh Berry and Will Henry, Save the Waves Coalition
All Points South, follows the story of surfers and fishermen activists in Chile and their struggle against forestry industry pollution of coastal waters and waves. This short, features surfers: Keith Malloy, Ramon Navarro, James Pribram, Raph Bruhwiler, Timmy Turner, and more.