Conservation, sustainability and the ocean resource will again take center stage at the Fifth Annual Reef Renaissance Film Festival®. The event is scheduled for Saturday, 10 June, at the Virgin Islands Children's Museum, atop the Grand Galeria, on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
The lineup for this year's event includes work by the finest underwater filmmakers in the world. The Evening Festival will feature films by internationally-renowned filmmakers, Howard & Michele Hall, Leandro Blanco, Jonathan Bird, Evan Sherman, Jennifer Idol, Joe Romeiro, Michele Hoffman Trotter, and Paul Cater Deaton. PCD will also serve as our Master of Ceremonies.
Admission is free. There will be a reception at 6:00, and the evening Film Festival begins promptly at 7:00. Vintage SCUBA diving films will be screened from 5:00 to 6:00. Go back in time, and see such remarkable productions as the 1916 version of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," episodes of "Sea Hunt," and other historical films.
Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their entries for a chance at winning one of our unique Awards. Please see the Festival page for rules and information. This is a family-friendly event. Admission is free.
MISSION STATEMENT: To recognize and create awareness of the desperate need for protection of our precious oceans and marine resources, to engender inspired stewardship, to serve as a conduit through which many more people may become conservationists, and to provide a platform for both seasoned and emerging filmmakers and media creators to champion sustainability and best practices through film and interactive arts. The event will be held annually on or about World Oceans Day, 8 June. This year's event will be held on 11 June.