The Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting a virtual screening and awards ceremony at its first annual High Tide Student Film Festival, presented by Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg. The creators of these 2-3 minute videos are Southern California students in grades 9-12. The winners and top entries from each category showcasing a science and conversation topic will be featured. The categories are Responsible Seafood, Thriving in a Changing Climate, and The Ocean and Me. The finalists will receive cash prizes and awards. Cash prizes are $2,000 for the Gold Award, $1,500 for the Silver Award, and $1,000 for the Bronze Award. Everyone is invited to tune in live at 7:00 p.m. PDT to watch as the winners are announced and for the premiere of these short films, broadcasted live from the Aquarium’s Honda Pacific Visions Theater.
“We are grateful to Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg for sponsoring this ocean science student film festival and contest. The Ginsburg’s 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. This film festival was announced in mid-March during the students’ spring semester. All students were given the same background materials for each of the topics, and the students could work on their own or through a small team of up to four other high school students.
High Tide Student Film Festival will take place June 2, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PDT
To watch live: aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/hightide/