Stoked on the Coast

Student Film Contest

Contest Timeline:

Submit your entry:

5/1 at 12:00am through 9/8 at 8:30pm

Voting is open:

9/6 at 12:00am through 9/13 at 2:59am

Judging period:

9/13 at 3:00am through 9/14 at 12:00pm

Winners announced:

9/14 at 3:00pm

(All times are EST.)

Are you stoked on the coast? Get behind the camera and prove it!


Heal the Bay invites young California filmmakers (5th grade through age 21) to express their passion for the ocean by creating a short film for our first ever Student Film Festival! Whether it’s mild, wild, silly or serious, your film should be as fresh and original as you are.

In addition to an exclusive screening event, all entries will be in the running for the Grand Prize, awarded to the filmmakers who most compellingly depict their connection to the coast.

Submissions will be accepted through September 5, so start stoking your inspiration