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MEDIAmobz's "Students Saving the Ocean" documentary tapped for Judges' Best Pick and Best Call to Action Film at Gray's Reef Film Festival.

"Students Saving The Ocean," an Outhink Media Production of a MEDIAmobz Film Will Be Screened at Gray's Reef Film Festival, Savannah, Georgia

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden  -- The 2010 Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival has selected "Students Saving the Ocean" for their Judges' Best Pick film. The documentary will be screened twice during the festival to be held between September 17 and 19 in Savannah, Georgia. In the film, young students show us all how to "live like we love the ocean."

A seven-member panel has completed judging the submissions for the 2010 Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival at the Savannah College of Art and Design's Trustees Theater. More than 90 films were submitted for consideration; 33 were selected for the festival in addition to ten student films.

Festival film winners include: "Students Saving the Ocean," Judges' Best Pick and winner of the Call to Action Category; "Witness to Hiroshima," winner of the Short Film Category; "Cold as Ice" and "What's Down There," joint winners of the Ocean Exploration & Discovery Category and "Wooden Bones" and "Lost on a Reef," joint winners of the Maritime Heritage Category.

Judges included Reed Bohne, Superintendent of the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes Region The Great Lakes region can refer to:
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 of the National Marine Sanctuary Program and former superintendent of Gray's Reef; John Duren John Thomas Duren (born October 30 1958, in Washington, D.C., USA) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'3" (191 cm) 195 lb (89 kg) guard and played collegiately at Georgetown University from 1976 to 1980.  who serves on the boards of the Skidaway Marine Science Foundation and the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia; Fitz Haile of The Creative Coast Initiative; Karen Grainey, president of Clean Coast; Stephen Hooten of Morgan Stanley To comply with Wikipedia's , the introduction of this article needs a complete rewrite.  Smith Barney Smith Barney is a division of Citigroup Global Capital Markets Inc., a global, full-service financial firm, that provides brokerage, investment banking and asset management services to corporations, governments and individuals around the world. ; Mary Landers, environmental reporter for the Savannah Morning News; and Michael Sullivan Michael Sullivan may refer to: Michael Sullivan
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, External Affairs Manager, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.

"We're honored by these awards and continually grateful to the students, teachers, scientists and important Bay Area institutions and organizations that made this documentary possible. We also thank David Helvarg whose book, '50 Ways to Save the Ocean' inspired this film, Oracle for their support and specifically UC Santa Barbara's global sustainability efforts to be spearheaded by the DigitalOcean network and told through new media tools," said Dave Toole, film producer and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Outhink Media.

"Students Saving the Ocean" director Satva Leung said, "I had a blast working on this documentary, it really opened my eyes up to all the great programs involving students and ocean conservation around the Bay Area. I hope it opens people's eyes to the importance of our oceans and small efforts each of us can make to preserve our oceans for future generations."

"Our judges were very excited by the positive, empowering message of this film. It is a note of hopefulness during this time of threats to our ocean," commented Gail Krueger, Outreach & Communications Coordinator, Gray's Reef National Sanctuary.

A trailer for "Students Saving the Ocean" can be viewed at

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