The Blue Beacon Film Festival
The wonders that lie beneath our protected waters are hard for most people to see. Coral reefs flourishing with glowing life. Shipwrecks and cultural resources that tell our histories. Organisms that explain life on earth. From the far away waters of the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico, sanctuaries and monuments are the essential network of protected waters owned by every American, and championed by us.
Explore these wondrous places through the power of film! This mini film festival will feature a series of short videos leading up to the local debut of “Hidden Pacific,” a pioneering film profiling the Pacific Ocean’s protected and remote marine national monuments and national wildlife refuge islands. Special guest, Ian Shive, director of “Hidden Pacific” and an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and conservationist, will provide a special introduction to the film and answer questions from the audience.
Join the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation for a free mini film festival, hosted at Moody Garden’s MG 3D Theater, featuring movies that will take you across the Pacific and dive in your own backyard to Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary to explore marine protected areas and experience these special places from the sky, on land, and deep underwater.
* A special Dinner with the Director, Ian Shive, will be hosted by Moody Gardens in the Garden Restaurant following the film festival. Tickets can be purchased through Moody Gardens.
Full schedule of films coming soon.