Monterey, California – September 19, 2012 – BLUE Ocean Film Festival ’s opening event in Carmel will be a celebration of the ocean, film, and music at the Sunset Center on Monday, September 24 from 6:30-9:00pm.
BLUE will kick off a week of films, world-renowned speakers, parties and other events with opening night festivities. The evening will feature a welcome by Carmel Mayor Jason Burnett and keynote presentations by ocean explorers and ambassadors Sylvia Earle and Jean-Michel Cousteau. The BLUE opening film event is the screening of the heartwarming and compelling film, “Otter 501.” After the screening, local Monterey filmmakers Mark Shelley and Bob Talbot, the film’s main character Katie Pofahl and Sea Otter experts from the Monterey Bay Aquarium will be on hand for a post screening Q & A.
The entertainment will continue with the world premiere of Al Sardine’s music video “Don’t Fight the Sea” , produced by Bob Talbot, featuring the Beach Boys and a special message from Al Jardine of the Beach Boys. Guests will then join filmmakers, speakers and BLUE Ocean Film Festival delegates for refreshments under the stars on the Sunset Center Terrace.
BLUE Ocean Film Festival’s spectacular opening night event is included in most festival passes. Individual tickets are also available for $45, purchased online .
BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit is a one-of-a-kind film industry, conservation, and community event that brings together the greatest minds in all things ocean. Started in 2009, BLUE has quickly grown to earn the acclaim of the ocean community, giving it the tools needed to continue to expand and affect change around the world.
With an ongoing mission to leverage the power of film to entertain, educate and empower people to protect the ocean and the life within, BLUE features more than 100 films, as well as panels, talks, keynote presentations by ocean leaders and conservation discussions. Highlights include dialogue with HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel, Celine and Fabien Cousteau and deep-sea explorers Graham Hawkes and Bob Ballard. Filmmaker James Cameron and explorer Don Walsh will be honored, and many more speakers can be found at http://www.blueoceanfilmfestival.org/
BLUE opening night event will be Monday, September 24, 6:30-9:00 pm at the Sunset Center, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel By The Sea, CA. Included in festival passes, or $45 for individual tickets. For passes to BLUE or BLUE Opening Night tickets, go to http://www.blueoceanfilmfestival.org/passes_and_tickets.htm
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