We are delighted to announce the sixth annual Scout Film Festival will be hosted by the New England Aquarium in Boston, MA. This partnership is a unique opportunity for youth and audiences worldwide to expand our ways of thinking through film, visual storytelling, immersive experiences, education, advocacy, and innovation.
Scout Film Festival is only possible with the support of our partners and filmmakers; our host and event sponsors the New England Aquarium and The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Seaport Studios; and our founding sponsors Visura.co & Barr Law Group.
Founded in 1969, the New England Aquarium (NEAq) protects the blue planet through public engagement, commitment to marine animal conservation, leadership in education, innovative scientific research, and effective advocacy for vital and vibrant oceans. The NEAq works to safeguard endangered and threatened species both in its care and in the wild. The team at its Animal Care Center in Quincy, MA, rehabilitates, researches, and releases sea turtles. Through the Aquarium’s research division, the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, scientists study marine animals and ecosystems while addressing pressing ocean challenges including climate change, pollution, and industrialization.
Central to the NEAq’s mission is its work to inspire others to act on behalf of the ocean.
“Nurturing the next generation of ocean advocates is a key priority for the New England Aquarium. We are thrilled to partner with Scout Film Festival to celebrate and encourage young storytellers to help protect our blue planet,”—Vikki N. Spruill, President and CEO.
"We at Scout are honored to partner with the New England Aquarium in an effort to celebrate the power of visual storytelling, explore new ways of thinking and present authentic visual experiences that transcend the parameters of a screen," —Founder Anna Colavito and coFounder Adriana Teresa Letorney.