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The BLUE Ocean Film Festival will be taking place September 24-30, 2012 in picturesque Monterey, CA, with over 330 films submitted to the international competition.  Attendance for this year’s festival is expected to exceed 600+ Industry Delegates and 15,000+ public participants. Set next to one of the world’s most scenic landscapes along the Monterey Bay Peninsula, BLUE is a high-energy, enlightening and entertaining 7-Day festival showcasing the world’s finest ocean films and award winning marine photography.

BLUE Ocean Film Festival hosts 50 Shades of Blue Fashion ShowOn Saturday, September 29th at 8pm, the BLUE Ocean Film Festival will bring a high-energy benefit Fashion Show, Auction and Party event to the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey with the “50 Shades of Blue – Fashion Show, Auction & Party”, presented in partnership with K & Co. Media PR, with all proceeds benefiting Make A Difference Media, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

This incredible event is the wrap party for the world famous festival. Both local and international designers, stylists, and models will be featured at the event. The party kicks off with a big splash in the Portola Ballroom, as host Katana Alexander introduces one of a kind Designer garments, jewelry and accessories. Models will surf the runway in the most stylist collections from companies like Quicksilver, OP, On the Beach, Cocoa Jeans, Brody & Cole, Vault Denim, Anastio Moda, Constance, TC & G (to name a few).

VIP guest attendance includes Titanic Director – James Cameron, Founder of The Virgin Group – Richard Branson, Prince Albert of Monaco, Congressman Sam Farr, Ted Turner, Celine Cousteau, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Disney executives, San Jose Sharks, NFL athletes, renowned scientists, divers, surfers, musicians (and other celebrities).

Guests will sip icy blue signature cocktails by Bacardi, sample delicious local wines, enjoy spirit tastings, high-grade agave tequilas, scotch and whiskey, and enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres and desserts. The event will include a luxury silent auction, with trips to Bora Bora, artwork, vacation getaways, wine, watches, jewelry and local favorites. Entertainment and music will be provided, ‘swag’ gift bags for attendees will be distributed and exclusive raffle items will be featured.

“Come to be entertained, or inspired, or informed. Come to have a good time. Whatever strums your blue heartstrings just don’t miss out.”  – Dr. Sylvia Earle Founder Mission Blue, SEAlliance and a National Geographic Explorer.

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