Every two years ocean leaders, filmmakers, photographers, scientists,
explorers, entertainment executives - and the general public-- gather in
Monterey at BLUE to honor the best in ocean filmmaking, to learn more
about the issues facing our oceans, and to collaborate on improving the
future of our oceans and humanity. The seven-day event is charged with
energy as these diverse groups of people share knowledge and ideas with
each other and with the general public.
BLUE's 4 Elements
Global Ocean Film Festival (Monterey, Sept. 24th – 30th, 2012)
the heart of the Monterey event is BLUE Ocean Film Festival, which
screens over 100 finalist films and showcases stellar ocean photography.
All events are open to the general public and industry delegates.
Fabulous parties encourage mingling with filmmakers, celebrities and
industry executives in an intimate setting.
Industry Event (Monterey, Sept. 24th -- 30th, 2012)
photographers, scientists, leading media brands, and equipment
manufacturers—come together for BLUE’s Industry Event—which promotes
excellence in underwater imaging and storytelling. Unparalleled
opportunities allow industry delegates to enhance their professional
skills, explore groundbreaking technologies and learn about trendsetting
Conservation Summit (Monterey, Sept. 24th -- 30th, 2012)
venues small enough to foster connections, world-class speakers and
panels impart the latest science, share insight, debate issues and
challenge audiences to be proactive. For filmmakers and general public
alike, these sessions have proven to be some of the most dramatic and
inspiring moments at BLUE.
BLUE on Tour (Worldwide, 2012-2014)
on Tour makes this amazing collection of films, and cutting edge
conservation programs, available to audiences around the world. Our goal
is to reach communities and audiences that may not otherwise have
access to these films and the stories they share. By broadening the
reach of these films we hope to inspire greater awareness and action on
behalf of our oceans.