About This Festival
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium|1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy Sarasota, FL
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The Youth Making Ripples Film Competition is a film festival where K-12 students can showcase their talents in the realm of marine-related filmmaking. Taking place in both Melbourne and Coconut Grove in Florida, the competition encourages students to explore topics in marine biology by producing their own 1 to 5 minute shorts on the subject. The messages of the films can focus on a variety of marine topics, problems and issues as well as calls to action for conservation efforts. Each year, participating students compete for cash awards, with winners selected by a panel of scientific judges and audience members.