Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tacoma Dive and Travel Show Film Festival 2011

We'll be in good company sharing the evening stage with several friends at the Tacoma Dive and Travel Show's Saturday Night Film Festival held on April 9th, 2011 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, This will be all new and much bigger than previous years. This year’s event, will be held in the main ballroom and will include a sit down dinner, award presentation and presentations by world-class diver photographers/videographers.
The event begins at 6 p.m. with a no-host cocktail reception and premiere of Drop Zone Fiji, a film combining surfing and diving in the incredibly beautiful surroundings of Fiji.
At 7 p.m. dinner will be served to guests and speakers. EmCee Annie Crawley,  award winning youth and motivational speaker, will kick off the event with her own captivating video presentation. She will introduce speakers including:
Florian Graner PHD, a marine biologist and cinematographer who will premier his newest film, "Beneath the Salish Sea; An Underwater Odyssey through Puget Sound." The film, shot in stunning HD,  profiles the incredible sea life in Puget Sound and discover the  wonders living around Whidbey Island, Hood Canal, and in the greater Salish Sea.
Brandon Cole, PNW native and wildlife photographer and writer 
specializing in the marine environment will offer beautiful photography about the Galapagos islands, above and below the water.
Donnie Reid,  Logistics & Operations Manager at Pavilion Lake 
Research Project for NASA and the Canadian Space Agency, will present “The Pavilion Lake Research Project (PLRP)” an international, multi-disciplinary, science and exploration effort to explain the origin of freshwater microbialites in Pavilion Lake in nearby British Columbia.
Jett Britnell, renowned underwater photographer  presents, "Raptures of the Emerald Sea", an undersea pictorial of British Columbia’s magical and mysterious ocean realm.
Stuart Westmoreland, recognized as one of the leading nature,  lifestyle, marine, underwater, travel, concept and general stock photographers in the United States will 
present incredible images from below and above the water.
The winners of this year’s photo and video contest will be honored and the presentation of Diver of the Year and the new Local Legends awards will be honored.
Divers are invited to come be fed, entertained and inspired at the 2011 Film Festival. 
Purchase a group table and individual tickets:
Group Table, Seats 8 - $200 ($25 ea.)
Individual Tickets - $30

Entertainment Only - $10 (No Dinner, Advanced Purchase)
Group Reservations - Call Us Today at (360) 240-1874.
Individual Reservations - Call (360) 240-1874 or Sign Up at link below