This year’s Beneath the Waves Film Festival takes place from March 21-24, 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia, and the organizers have sent word that they are accepting submissions until February 24th:
The organizers of the Festival are currently seeking original films less than 10 minutes in length that highlight ocean/marine/aquatic themes or issues. The festival, while driven by science and research, caters to all levels of experience and backgrounds. Films with a conservation message or that feature scientific research are preferred, but not required.
Now in its third year, the goal of the student-run Festival is to and stimulates science communication while promoting sustainable usage of natural marine resources. You can find out more on the festival’s site and have a look at the submission guidelines here.