Nov 10 thru 13 – Blue Ocean Film Festival


Leonardo DiCaprio's New Documentary "BEFORE THE FLOOD" Opening Night Film

The Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit will offer over 90 films from 24 countries November 10-13, 2016 in venues throughout the City of St. Petersburg, Florida. Visitors will enjoy events and screenings from the Mahaffey Theatre to the Palladium attracting filmmakers, photographers, scientists and celebrities from around the globe. Fun for all ages, topics range from educational about the dangers of plastics to sports oriented/entertainment featuring kite boarding. The winning "BEST OF THE FESTIVAL" film will be offered for free in North Straub Park on Sunday, Nov. 13th at 7 pm.

The special screening of Leonardo DiCaprio's new documentary "BEFORE THE FLOOD" is the festival's opening night film and will be followed by an After-Party taking place on Thursday, Nov. 10th at the Mahaffey Theater. St. Peterburg Mayor Rick Kriseman will be the guest speaker to welcome the international attendees at 7:30 pm.

Founded in 2009, BLUE alternates each year between Monaco and St. Petersburg, sparkling with ocean all-stars who spark change. BLUE is a fun-filled gathering of ocean-related films, breath-taking photography, inspiring keynotes, captivating art, thought-provoking panels, and more. A unique convergence of arts, science and entertainment, BLUE attracts global icons and a diverse public audience who get the once in a lifetime opportunity to meet some of the world's most distinguished underwater filmmakers, photographers, scientists and conservation leaders.

The mission of BLUE is to use the power of film and visual media to raise awareness and inspire ocean stewardship around the globe.


a complete schedule of 2016 BLUE awards, gala, films, and appearances, visit or call 727-388-6682. Tickets range from $12.50 for regular screenings to $6.25 for youth (ages 4-10) and Keynotes are $15.00. Passes range from $135.00 to $725.00. Media Contact: Debbie Kinder - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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