Harte Research Institute Celebrates World Oceans Day with Second Annual Sea to Screen™ Film Festival

Press Release
Sea to Screen Film Festival

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – For the second year, the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will celebrate World Oceans Day through film with the Sea to Screen™ Film Festival. Sea to Screen, in partnership with the International Ocean Film Festival, will take place on June 7 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Corpus Christi.

“We’re really excited to welcome our community to the second annual Sea to Screen™ film festival,” said Dr. Greg Stunz, HRI’s Senior Executive Director. “We have a great lineup of films that we hope will inspire audiences to take steps, however small or large, to help conserve the marine and coastal ecosystems that are so important to not only the Gulf, but the world over.”

This year’s selection of 12 family-friendly films will feature the world’s fisheries and the marine habitats, and people, that are vital to supporting them. The films will be shown in two flights in two theaters with a 20-minute intermission in between.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with HRI for a second year in a row for a special screening of ocean-inspired films for World Oceans Day 2023,” said Ana Blanco, Executive Director of the International Ocean Film Festival. “The Sea to Screen™ Film Festival is a great opportunity to share important ocean conservation messages through the power of visual storytelling with the community of Corpus Christi. The HRI team has curated an excellent program of some of our most outstanding films in the IOFF portfolio of global films.’

In addition to the films, those in attendance can visit with other conservation organizations from throughout the Coastal Bend including the Texas State Aquarium, Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center, Mission Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, and more.

Before the films, and during intermission, attendees will have a chance to play along with some Gulf of Mexico trivia and get a taste of the lighter side of science through social media short films.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the films will run from 6 p.m. through 9 p.m. Tickets for Sea to Screen™ can be purchased for $5 on the Alamo Drafthouse website. Attendees will receive free popcorn and a gift bag. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase during the show.