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Ocean Film Festival 2013

Sidewalk Arts First Place Winner 2013

Saturday, September 14
1:00 - 9:30 pm

Lucas Theatre for the Arts
32 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA

1:00 - 1:20 pm

Your National Marine Sanctuaries: NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

A short introduction to America's national treasures: our 14 marine sanctuaries.

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary: NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

The short film TAGGED-YOU'RE IT! takes viewers beneath the surface of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, and reveals how researchers are using technology to learn more about the habits of the fish species that spend time in the sanctuary.

1:20 - 2:20 pm

Otter 501: Directed by Bob Talbot

A young woman finds a stranded baby sea otter on a windswept beach after a storm. Peering down at the damp, shivering fur ball, she grabs her cell phone and makes a call, setting in motion a story about the otter's struggle for survival and humans' efforts to protect an iconic species.

2:20 - 2:30 pm

BREAK (10 min)

2:30 - 2:40 pm

Lifeline: A Chesapeak Oyster Documentary: Independent filmmaker Adrian Schwarz

Through oyster harvesting in the Chesapeake Bay, this documentary paints a broad stroke on the effects that Industrialism has had on coming generations.

2:40 - 3:20 pm

Shellshocked: Independent filmmaker Emily Driscoll

Following efforts to prevent the extinction of wild oyster reefs, which keep our oceans healthy by filtering water and engineering ecosystems, scientists, government officials, artists and environmentalists are fighting to bring oysters back to the former oyster capital of the world - New York Harbor.

3:20 - 3:30 pm

Savannah College of Art and Design: A Digital Guide of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

Students from the Savannah College of Art and Design collaborated with the staff of Gray's Reef to create a digital field guide to raise awareness of this National Marine Sanctuary and to illustrate the beauty and value of this near-shore live-bottom reef, located off the Georgia coast.

3:30- 3:40 pm

BREAK (10 min)

3:40 - 5:40 pm

Showcasing of student films in the Dr. Robert O. Levitt Emerging Filmmaker Award Competition

Film students from across the nation, many from the Savannah College of Art and Design, competed in the 2013 Emerging Filmmakers Competition. Top films are showcased in our 2013 Ocean Film Festival.

The panel of judges for the Dr. Robert O. Levitt Emerging Filmmaker Award at the 2013 Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival has been selected.

Schedule of student films

Finding Sanctuary: Alexandra Patterson (10.02 minutes)
Eternal Darkness: Mike Potter (14.52 minutes)
Overgrown Kingdom: McKenzie Roberts (10.40 minutes)
Okefenokee: The American Amazon: Joey Katz (3.35 minutes)
My Side of the Falcon: Marc Murano (15.00 minutes)
Cheek by Jowl: Mike Potter (12.06 minutes)
We Easily Forget: Robert Sud (5.53 minutes)
The Dolphin Project: Shea Lord (11.51 minutes)
Okefenokee: The Land of Trembling Earth: Molly Mayo (11.00 minutes)
Back on Track: Kara Colvin (10.56 minutes)
OCEARCH: Courtney Roth (14.23 minutes)

5:40 - 6:00 pm

Announcement of winners and presentation of awards of the Dr. Robert O. Levitt 2013 Emerging Filmmakers Competition.

6:00 - 6:30 pm

BREAK (30 min)

6:30 - 6:45 pm

Your National Marine Sanctuaries: NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

A short introduction to America's national treasures: our 14 marine sanctuaries.

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary: NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

The short film TAGGED-YOU'RE IT! takes viewers beneath the surface of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, and reveals how researchers are using technology to learn more about the habits of the fish species that spend time in the sanctuary.

6:45 - 7:45 pm

Sharks of Lost Island: National Geographic filmmaker Enric Sala

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala journeyed to the Pitcairn islands to document life in the sea and on land with the hope of turning this ocean environment into a protected marine reserve. Sala is hoping that the same isolation that has kept Pitcairn's inhabitants so removed from the rest of the world may also have protected the population beneath the waves. This is exploration at its most extreme and isolated.

7:45 - 8:00 pm

BREAK (15 min)

8:00 - 9:15 pm

Chasing Ice: Photograper James Balog, Directed and Produced by Jeff Orkowski

The story of one man's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet, environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate. A skeptic about climate change, the trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

9:15 - 9:30 pm

Q & A with Local Climate Experts:

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professors Clark Alexander and Marc Frischer , whose research includes changing landscapes and shorelines, sea level history and human impacts on our coasts, and the effects of a warming climate on marine food webs, will be joined by Tybee Island City Councilman and member of the GA DNR Coastal Advisory Council Paul Wolff , and WTOC-TV Chief Meteorologist Pat Prokop to answer questions related to the film and to the issue of rising sea level and its potential effects on Coastal Georgia.

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