Student Film Festival Highlights Marine Science
By Adam Lowenstein, Florida Tech // January 23, 2015
Youth Making Ripples Film Festival
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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Fifteen short films touching on marine science and conservation made by K-12 students in the U.S. and Europe will be presented at the second annual Youth Making Ripples Film Festival.
The event, set for Saturday, Jan. 24, at Gleason Performing Arts Center on the campus of Florida Institute of Technology, is free and open to the public.
Doors open at 5 p.m., with refreshments, interactive demonstrations, research posters and vendors.
The films, which represent finalists chosen from more than 100 entries, will be shown from 6-7 p.m.
“The festival and the film competition are designed to get students engaged in science, particularly marine science, and to highlight the importance of conservation,” said Philip Gravinese, a marine biology doctoral student at Florida Tech and co-founder of the film festival.
RSVPs are encouraged.