Jeremy Irons & Kelly Rutherford at the launch of BLUE 2015

2015 edition of BLUE launched in Florida 

The Monaco Blue Tie reception celebrated the Blue Ocean Film Festival in Florida, USA last November 8, 2014. Almost 200 guests accepted the invitation of the Monaco Government Tourist Office and the General Consul of Monaco in New York for an event at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg in the Gulf of Mexico in Florida.

Organized within the Framework of the Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit (BLUE), the evening served as the launching of the 2015 edition of BLUE scheduled in the Principality on November 7-9 next year, in partnership with the Prince Albert II Foundation and the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

A distinguished cast

Among the distinguished guests there was elegant and handsome British actor Jeremy Irons, who presented his documentary on marine pollution entitled Trashed; H.E. Maguy Maccario Doyle, Ambassador of Monaco to the USA and Vice-President of the American branch of the Prince Albert II Foundation; Debbie Kinder, co-founder of BLUE; Olivier Dufourneaud, Director of Oceans Politics at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco; Kelly Rutherford, best known for her performance in the series Gossip Girl ; the oceanographer and explorer, Don Walsh; and last but not least William Hogarth, Director of the Oceanographic Florida Institute.

Watch the trailer of Trash, the award winning documentary feature film by Blenheim with Jeremy Irons:

“That plastic bottle in your hands will feel like a molotov cocktail.” The New York Times

Festival to alternate between Monaco and Florida 

This Festival that until now took place exclusively in the USA, from 2015 will alternate between Florida and the Principality to gather the big names in the marine world (scientists, filmmakers, explorers, actors, etc.) to propose to the public a selection of the best world films dedicated to the oceans. The Tourist offices of both destinations, represented by David Downing for St. Petersburg and Cindy Hoddeson for Monaco, plan to collaborate closely to maximize the synergies created by BLUE. The Monaco Government Tourist Office of New York was present all week during the Blue Ocean Film Festival with a stand to expose the Principality’s environmental initiatives.

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  1. Pingback: BLUE 2015 returns to Oceanographic Museum of Monaco in November – On the road to UN Conference on Climate Change COP21 | Monaco Reporter

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