In 2018, Skoll elevated and amplified the stories of Skoll awardees, including Blue Ventures, in more than 50 cities and 11 countries, showing audiences all over the world that change is possible.
Our film BLUE VENTURES, featuring Blue Ventures’ work to nurture and sustain locally-led marine conservation was a finalist in the 2018 Audience Awards Ocean Film Challenge, a challenge aimed at mobilizing audiences to act in support of the ocean. The challenge was juried by legendary marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle, Eric Cheng—Head of Immersive Media at Facebook, Josh Fox—director of GASLAND, and actor Matthew Lillard. The winning Ocean Film Challenge films were screened at the world’s largest showcase of environmental films—Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, the International Wildlife Film Festival, and Infinity Film Festival. Altogether, BLUE VENTURES screened at nine festivals in 2018, including Green Screen, a unique festival bringing environmentally themed films and discussions to communities in Trinidad and Tobago, and the Save The Waves Film Festival, which featured a screening on Easter Island.
Read the full article from Skoll filmmaker Gabriel Diamond: Festivals Around the World Screened Skoll Awardee Films in 2018