Seas The Day Short Film Competition in Jackson Hole

This information has been copied directly  from the Save Our Seas website.

Jackson Hole Competition

The Oceans are in deep trouble. 

Our children may never see a shark in open water. Dolphins are dying from pollutants we dump in the sea. We’ve already lost a quarter of the world’s corals. Every 20 minutes another species becomes extinct. Fish populations are crashing and whole ocean eco-systems are becoming lifeless.

And yet, the facts of this dire situation have not broken through into the mainstream. If we are to turn the tide, it has to be now. Help us spread the word. Make your own short conservation film urging and alerting people to change their ways regarding the world’s oceans. We have one planet. How long will it remain blue?

Guidelines

The SOSF competition is open to all film-makers who can get a marine conservation message ‘out there’ in a short, smart, innovative way. The campaign film can be amusing, entertaining or inspiring but must leave a strong, memorable insightful impression. 

Submissions must:
·        Address a critical marine issue
·        Communicate a clear message 
·        Be an original production
·        Reach a broad audience 
·        Be between 30 seconds and 4 minutes
·        Not contain any material which infringes on the copyright of any other persons or entity

Entries do not have to be big, productions or overly complicated. We’re looking for simple, clever ideas. Have a look at some of the videos at the bottom of the page and visit our dedicated YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/sosfseastheday) for ideas and inspiration. To learn more about the critical issues that are affecting our oceans go to our Big Issues page. 

Entry is free. The deadline for the competition is 1st September 2009. You may submit as many entries as you like, provided each entry is your own, original work.

Three finalists will be announced by the 4th September 2009. Finalists will receive one complimentary pass each to attend the Jackson Hole Film Festival (28 September – 2 October 2009). A panel session will be held at the festival during which the overall winner for the competition will be announced.

The winning entry will receive $2,500, be distributed through SOSF’s network of aquariums and zoos, be featured on our website and be shown in October 2009 at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.

It is estimated there are several millions of plastic bags scattered in the 361 million square kilometers of oceans, with one or two each hectare. This is a major problem as turtles and other animals confound them with food.
It is estimated there are several millions of plastic bags scattered in the 361 million square kilometers of oceans, with one or two each hectare. This is a major problem as turtles and other animals confound them with food.

Entrants shall retain the copyright to any entry and all other rights thereto EXCEPT that by entering the contest you agree to have your video displayed by the Save Our Seas Foundation in any form on the Internet or elsewhere in conjunction with the competition and / or the work of Save Our Seas. We also reserve the right to use any submitted idea in future marketing campaigns for the Save Our Seas Foundation without attribution or compensation to the Entrant; although where possible we will do our best to involve the person(s) responsible for the original idea.

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