WINNERS OF THE 2017 EDITION OF THE TURQUOISE BAY INTERNATIONAL UNDERWATER FILM FESTIVAL0
ROATAN, July 5, 2017 – Event founders Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet of N2Pix and Jesus Alberto Reyes, COO and Commercial Director of Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort, are excited to announce the winners of the of the 2017 edition of the Turquoise Bay International Underwater Film Festival.
Again this year, competition in the short films category was extremely close, so close that two films have tied for 1st place.
SHORT FILMS (under 7 min)
1st place: tied Dustin Adamson, Stay With Us – Part II, Stay longer, tied with Evan Sherman, The not so silent world.
DUSTIN ADAMSON / OCEAN SHUTTER – Self taught underwater videographer from Utah, Dustin’s films have won many underwater film competitions from all around the world, including 3rd place in last year’s Turquoise Bay Film festival. In 2015, Dustin was inducted into the Ocean Artists Society.
STAY WITH US – PART II – STAY LONGER
Stay With Us Part II is a continuation of story about going into the depths to observe the small creatures of our oceans. These creatures are strange and can even have a alien-like appearance. Not everything underwater needs to be large to be interesting. These tiny critters have a personality all their own.
EVAN SHERMAN / SEASICK PRODUCTIONS – Evan Sherman is the owner of Seasick Productions, a full-service multimedia company that specializes in underwater imaging. Based out of Orange County California, Seasick Productions provides on location and studio production services around the world. Evan received his B.A. in Film and Electronic Media from California State University Long Beach. Evan’s professional underwater credits include television networks, Fortune 500 companies and numerous entities within the dive industry.
THE NOT SO SILENT WORLD
As technology continues to transform the dive industry, we the image-makers prosper. With brighter lights, bigger sensors, higher resolutions and better optics come the ability to capture subjects and behaviors never before obtainable. The short film, “The Not So Silent World”, combines all these advents in technology with a fresh perspective on the post-production process. Through an untraditional approach to editing and the addition of sound effects, this film takes you into “the muck” like never before.
2nd place: Jose Carlos Rando Lara – Secrets of the night
DOCUMENTARY (under 26 min)
1st place: Joe Kistel – Sunken conservation
2nd place: Robert Hughan – Life on the rocks
Organizers are thankful to sponsors Aquatica/Amphibico, Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort, Epic Diving, Ocean Quest Resort, DAN.
About Turquoise Bay International Underwater Film Festival:
The Turquoise Bay International Underwater Film Festival was founded in 2015 as a joint effort between the Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort in Roatan and the owners of N2Pix, a Canadian underwater imagery company. The International film competition rewards short and documentary underwater films.
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