Entries due on Sept. 1 for the Sitka WhaleFest film festival

FilmFest flier

Are you conducting whale research in Alaska and and do you want to convey your work to the public? Submit your short film by Sunday, Sept. 1, for the chance to have your film featured at Sitka WhaleFest 2013.

The film topic should be a CURRENT or recent marine research project in Alaska. Videos no more than five minutes are welcome. They should feature minimal scientific jargon, should be accessible to general audience, including school-age children Try to include eye-catching visuals, or action shots.

The films should be entertaining: and humor and even silliness are welcome. They must touch on why your work is important, especially for coastal communities.

The entry deadline is Sunday, Sept. 1, and the winners will be shown during Sitka WhaleFest on Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Sitka. This event features lectures by leading whale scientists, a marketplace, a banquet, a couple of whale-watching harbor cruises, a sea chanty concert, an art show, the maritime monthly grind, a reception at the Sitka Sound Science Center, a fun run, an art workshop, career counseling, and more. This year’s Sitka WhaleFest theme is “Arctic Sea Change: What’s Ahead?”

The free film festival will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. STo enter the film festival, submit your video to Madison Kosma at sitkawhalefest@gmail.com.

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