St. Anthony Students Move to Finals in International Student Film Competition

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From the film “Making a Killing”

From the film “Making a Killing”

The senior class of St. Anthony High School’s Marine Science Academy, ten students divided into two teams, secured two of the top 10 finalist spots for the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival’s 4th Annual Student Film Competition.  This contest invites middle school and high school students worldwide to create a short film to express what inspires the students about the ocean and raise awareness of the issues of our ocean.  The other finalists come from schools in Michigan, Texas, and Turkey.

All of the St. Anthony High School student finalists will be traveling to San Francisco to view the screenings of their films in the Student Film Program of the festival on Sunday, March 1, 2015 (the third day of the four-day festival).  The first film “Parker’s Sea Turtle Adventure” is about a young boy who learns about the small changes he can make to help protect sea turtles, and the second film “Making a Killing” demonstrates that a practice called “finning” is fatal for sharks.

“We are so excited for the opportunity to go to San Francisco and are thrilled that both of our films are top ten finalists,” said Andrea Carothers, the Marine Science Academy program director.

According to a San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival representative, the screening committee recognized each film finalist “as an exceptional creative achievement from among the many great films received”.

For more information and to view the films of the St. Anthony High School student finalists, please visit St. Anthony High School’s website at www.longbeachsaints.org.  You may also contact Laura Romero, Alumni Affairs & Public Relations Coordinator, at (562) 435-4496 ext. 1229 or at Laura.Romero@longbeachsaints.org.

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