Our mission is to engage the Gulf of Mexico Community through education and film and to showcase the work of local filmmakers. If you have a short film addressing an ocean or coastal issue concerning the Gulf of Mexico, from your own backyard to the deep sea, please think about entering it into our Harte of the Gulf Film Competition.

Films should be no longer than 15 minutes and address an ocean or coastal topic concerning the Gulf of Mexico region. Films can be fiction or nonfiction.

In an effort to include filmmakers from around the entire Gulf of Mexico region, films will be accepted in languages other than English, but must have English subtitles. You can submit your film into one of two categories: High School or General Public.

A Committee, which includes the Harte of the Gulf Film Competition project managers, will select 1st-3rd place winners in each category and each winner will be awarded a monetary prize.

General Public 1st Place: $500
General Public 2nd Place: $300
General Public 3rd Place: $150

High School 1st Place: $300
High School 2nd Place: $200
High School 3rd Place: $100

• The Harte of the Gulf Film Competition Team is accepting film submissions starting June 1st, 2017.
• You can submit your film to one of two categories: High School or General Public.
• Your film is not required to be in English, but if it is filmed in another language, it must be subtitled in English.
• Films should be no longer than 15 minutes total run time.
• If your film includes music, license or permission of use must be provided.
• Talent releases must be provided for anyone featured on screen. If you need a talent release form template, please email harte.gulf.film.competition@gmail.com.
• Entries are expected to be of sufficient technical and aesthetic quality as to appear in standard television broadcast. High definition is preferred.
• A copy of each film will be archived in Competition archives, where they will be used for reference, archival, and educational purposes.
• If you have a promotional segment or trailer, this can be included in a separate Vimeo link, and may or may not be used for promotion by the Competition.
• Films should be uploaded to Vimeo with download capability and a link should be sent to harte.gulf.film.competition@gmail.com by close of business (5:00 P.M. CST) on September 16, 2017. Also included in the email should be a copy of the Submission Form and the Terms and Conditions Form. A promotional trailer may be included in a separate Vimeo link with download capability.
• The Submission Form and Terms and Conditions Form can be obtained by emailing harte.gulf.film.competition@gmail.com or downloaded from www.harteresearchinstitute.org. Submission of a film into the Competition constitutes understanding and accepting the Terms and Conditions.
• There is no fee to enter this competition.