[MARMAM] Seeking Film Festival Entries

PWF Research Department research at pacificwhale.org
Tue Nov 21 16:01:41 PST 2017

On February 16, 2018 Pacific Whale Foundation is hosting the second annual
World Whale Film Festival at the beautiful Ka’anapali Beach Hotel on Maui,
Hawaii. The World Whale Film Festival is part of Maui Whale Festival
<http://mauiwhalefestival.org/>, a series of events and activities that
raise awareness and inspire action to protect whales and their ocean
habitat. Our goal is to bring together bright and creative minds to present
visual media that will promote learning, inspire activism and provoke
progressive discussion. Presenters have the option to attend the event and
present their film in front of our live audience.

We are currently seeking entries for short length films (under 15 minutes).
We encourage any members of the MARMAM community who have a film they would
like to enter, or recommend as an entrant, to please contact us.

*World Whale Film Festival Guidelines*

Filmmakers from around the world of all skill levels are encouraged to
participate. We are looking for powerful storytelling about whales,
dolphins and other marine life in their natural ocean environment. Films
should be no longer than 15 minutes in duration.

Pacific Whale Foundation supports ethical visual storytelling that
accurately represents cultures, ecosystems and wildlife. The welfare of all
marine wildlife and the environment must be respected and remain
undisturbed. Federal, state and regional regulations must be followed and
applicable permits must be valid at time of filming for material to be

Acceptable formats include video, film, multi-media presentations,
photography, illustrations and other moving images. You can send digital
files in .mov or .mp4 format.

*Rights & Permissions:*
By entering the World Whale Film Festival, you acknowledge that the content
you submit is your own creative work and does not infringing upon the
rights of any other person or entity. You will retain copyright of any
submitted work and may continue to use it in any manner you choose. You
agree that the work may be used for promotional purposes on Pacific Whale
Foundation media platforms, including but not limited to websites, social
media sites, and printed materials.

*Selection Process:*
Entries will be considered for selection based on originality, message,
technical excellence, artistic merit, and overall impact. The story behind
your work may play a part in the selection process, so please include a
brief summary about each submission. Final selections will be announced in
January 2018. Selected participants will be invited to present their work
at the 2nd Annual World Whale Film Festival on Friday, February 16, 2018.

Send your entries by email: filmfestival at pacificwhale.org

Or mail:
Attn: World Whale Film Festival
Pacific Whale Foundation
300 Ma'alaea Rd, Ste 211
Wailuku, HI 96793

*Research Department*

Pacific Whale Foundation

300 Ma'alaea Rd., Suite 211

Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

Phone: +1 808-856-8338

Email: research at pacificwhale.org

Website: www.pacificwhale.org



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