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Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival Brings 3-D Underwater Worlds to Savannah Screens

Still from Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean.

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary will host its 14th annual film festival in venues throughout Savannah, Feb. 3 - 5, 2017. Sanctuary Superintendent Sarah Fangman hopes that audiences will dive in and have fun while they learn more about the ocean. “This year the Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival is going to have two nights of 3-D films," said Fangman. "We did 3-D films for the first time last year and it was a huge hit. It is really spectacular for people to put on these glasses and get to have an underwater ocean experience without getting salty and without getting cold or wet!” Like most festivals, the Gray’s Reef will screen a variety of films: features and shorts, documentaries including Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean in 3-D, films for children and more. “The difference between other film festivals is the focus is on the ocean,” Fangman explained. Their Emerging Filmmakers Competition engages young filmmakers around the theme of “Our Community, Our Ocean”. “The student films are always so amazing," Fangman continued. "They are so creative, so talented. We’re going to actually announce the winner on Saturday night in front of the full audience, so that should be fun. On Sunday afternoon we’re going to have a matinee of 2-D films at the Tybee Post Theater, which, if you haven’t been there yet it’s a beautiful theatre and a really fun place to watch a movie.” Click here to hear more of our conversation with Sarah Fangman. Click here for more information about the Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival. And learn more about Gray’s Reef when you visit Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation online here.