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High Tide Student Film Festival Will Showcase Short Films on Ocean Science and Conservation

The festival, including a screening and award ceremony, will be held at the Aquarium on June 1, and the public is invited to attend in person for the first time.

Dr. Allen & Charlotte Ginsburg present on stage at the High Tide Student Film Festival with screen projecting said name of event behind them

Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific

June 1, 2022

The Aquarium of the Pacific is celebrating its second annual High Tide Student Film Festival, which will be held on June 1, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. The festival, presented by Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg, encourages students in ninth to twelfth grade to explore science and conservation through creative visual storytelling.

“Art brings science to life and inspires us,” Aquarium President and CEO Dr. Peter Kareiva said. “This is the vision that Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg had when they first imagined this amazing high school student film festival. The students not only learn a lot of science, they also discover their own power and the possibility of changing the world.”

The film festival and award ceremony will be available in person and virtually. The evening will include a screening of the films by the finalists and an award ceremony in the Aquarium’s Honda Pacific Visions Theater.

Aquarium staff members selected finalists from each of the three categories for submissions: Ocean Innovation, Local Treasures, or Coral Reefs. A panel of judges will select the winners, who will be announced during the June 1 event in an award ceremony. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in each of the three categories: $2,000 for the Gold Award, $1,500 for the Silver Award, and $1,000 for the Bronze Award. For more details and to RSVP for this free event, you can visit

SPONSORS: Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg