Submit to the Beneath the Waves Film Festival

I am excited to announce that I am now a part of the planning team for the 2nd Annual Beneath the Waves Film Festival!

This festival, which is associated with the Benthic Ecology conference, provides a unique opportunity for scientists and filmmakers to interact. Since the festival is part of a scientific conference, filmmakers will be able to get feedback from scientists, and even plan collaborations for the future. Scientists who make movies for fun will be able to ask professional filmmakers for tips.

Unlike many other film festivals, Beneath the Waves is free to enter, which makes it an ideal showcase for films by students, amateur naturalists, and starting filmmakers.

The focus is on marine/coastal/freshwater science and conservation issues. They must be shorter than 30 minutes, and we request that they be shorter than 20 minutes if at all possible. The submission deadline is January 15th, 2011.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional, a young filmmaker just getting started, or a scientist who has taken some cool video, the Beneath the Waves Festival is for you.

The Benthic Ecology conference is March 16-20 in Mobile, Alabama.

To submit a film, click here.

To see last year’s films, click here.

Please let me know if you have any questions! I hope to see you there.



  1. John Carroll · November 17, 2010

    I actually missed the films last year, poor timing on my part I suppose, but I heard they were a hit. I want to make sure I can get to them this year…

    • Southern Fried Scientist · November 17, 2010

      So, what I’m hearing is that we’ll have a mighty Gam battalion at Benthics?

    • WhySharksMatter · November 17, 2010

      Hellz yeah, but I may be staying with College of Charleston people. It’s easier to get reimbursed if we share a room.

    • Southern Fried Scientist · November 17, 2010

      Makes sense, plus I think one party suite a year is ostentatious enough.

  2. John Carroll · November 17, 2010

    I’m pretty excited because I know the DISL people know how to put one down! can’t imagine what a meeting will be like that they are actually hosting…

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