The 34th International Wildlife Film Festival wrapped up last week, showcasing some of the past year’s best productions focused on illuminating the natural world. The Save Our Seas Foundation was proud to sponsor this year’s Marine Conservation Award, which went to One Ocean: The Changing Sea, directed by Erna Buffie. The festival jury singled out "the film’s ability to take an abstract concept like climate change and give us tangible, scientific examples of what is happening in the ocean.
The Changing Sea draws on SOSF-funded research on ocean acidification headed up by Jason Hall-Spencer, and has also been screened at The Smithsonian in Washington, as well as broadcast around the world – from India to France – on National Geographic International.
The award was presented in the name of SOSF by Laura Sams, project leader of The Shark Riddle. One Ocean: The Changing Sea was produced by Winnipeg, Canada based Merit Motion Pictures.