International Ocean Film Festival 2021 – Award Winning Student Filmmakers


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The 2021 IOFF Student Film Competition provides college students the chance to showcase their creativity in serving to to guard the ocean and is devoted to restoring and galvanizing ocean biodiversity and activism by means of unbiased movie.

Let’s check out the 10th Annual Scholar Movie Competitors’s winners, prizes, and contestant’s distinctive experiences.


A Scholar-Oriented Ocean Movie Pageant

This student-centered movie pageant is exclusive in that it’s judged by an elite jury of professional filmmakers and ocean conservationists.

The highest 1st, 2nd, and third place finishers in every age group of center and highschool college students cashed in on prizes as much as $500. Moreover, one IOFF International Viewers Award winner was chosen for every age group (center faculty, highschool) based mostly on votes from viewers all over the world. Winners have been additionally awarded an internet dive schooling course from PADI eLearning.

PADI is honored to help the younger era of filmmakers and ocean advocates with the chance to start out or advance their dive schooling in order that they could discover new inspiration for storytelling and defending the underwater world.

The IOFF employees commented that “the movies have been so properly produced with nice tales, unimaginable imagery, excellent audio tracks and an general message of defending our oceans, the jury was challenged with choosing the highest finalists. All the movies have been superb and we want to thank all the college students for his or her efforts. We hope all the college students have been impressed and that they see filmmaking as a chance to inform a narrative and encourage others with their message.”

It’s protected to say that this was a superb alternative to help our youth and promote the significance of ocean conservation to the subsequent era of sea lovers.

Scholar Winners’ Experiences

The scholar winners had an expertise they're positive to recollect. Take a look at two college students’ reflections on the competition:

“Becoming a member of in a contest is a problem for my age however as a result of I actually love the ocean, that’s why I select to hitch – to point out that we have to do one thing to guard all of the dwelling issues underneath the ocean.” –Zyris Alexa Salanga, third Place: Saving the Ocean, sixth Grade (Center Faculty), Hillcrest Faculty, Antipolo Metropolis, Philippines.

International Ocean Film Festival - Raine Julia K. Jacobo
Raine Julia Okay. Jacobo engaged on her award-winning entry.

“As a lot as I really like drawing cute issues, trying to attract a sea creature actually helps brighten up my day. Due to this movie competitors, it made me and my group research and analysis concerning the ocean and its sea creatures. In different phrases, it’s a discovery for us and made me open my eyes a bit extra concerning the ocean, hoping it might do the identical factor to the viewers with the ocean creatures they haven’t encountered but, hoping they are going to be caring and cherishing to the dwelling beings round us.

For younger college students like us to be a part of this ocean occasion signifies that we might present extra help if we might use our skills and minds collectively to unfold the message of the ocean to different individuals. Youngsters can have massive hearts for the animals they look after and it will be inspiring for others to assist them look after the animals too.

I heard of the competitors when my good friend invited me to assist the membership with their movie venture as there weren’t many animators. He gave me details about the movie and the theme whereas the opposite members guided me concerning the idea of the story. As a lot because the prize appears nice, I loved my first time animating and getting into my first competitors.” – Raine Julia Okay. Jacobo, 1st Place: The Adventures of Super Loro, 11th Grade (Excessive Faculty), Toddler Jesus Academy Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines.

Raine is a two-time winner, having additionally gained for her movie Child Gong, a few dugong, a sea cow’s calf, within the earlier yr’s contest.

International Ocean Film Festival - The Baby Duongs Team
The “Child Duongs Workforce”.

Worldwide Ocean Movie Pageant 2021 Winners

We're proud to current the first, 2nd, and third place winners from the highschool and center faculty classes:

Excessive Faculty Winners

1st Place: The Adventures of Tremendous Loro, 11th Grade, Mikaela Penelope D. Saltiga, Toddler Jesus Academy Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines

2nd Place: Our Ocean is Haunted, 11th Grade, Minh Tue Nguyen, Hanoi-Amsterdam Excessive Faculty for The Gifted, Hanoi, Vietnam

third Place: The Dying of the Mild, 11th Grade, Unna Wijitprapai, Ruamrudee Worldwide Faculty, Bangkok, Thailand

Center Faculty Winners

1st Place: not simply WATER…it’s a HOME, eighth Grade, Hayah Irfan, Alpha Core Faculty, Karachi, Pakistan

2nd Place: Black Ocean, eighth Grade, Edna Luna, The STEM Academy at Bartlett Center Faculty, Savannah, GA

third Place: Saving the Ocean, sixth Grade, Zyris Alexa Salanga, Hillcrest Faculty, Antipolo Metropolis Philippines

Take a look at all the winners here.

Name for Entries for the 19th Annual IOFF, happening on April 7 – 11, 2022, will open on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Click here for extra info and to submit your movie immediately!

Photo Credit: Chad King / NOAA MBNMS
Photograph Credit score: Chad King / NOAA MBNMS – College students got entry to the NOAA photograph library to finish their entries.

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