- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A film festival and conservation summit devoted to the ocean kicks off with a 3-D movie about a deep sea dive by James Cameron and ends with a documentary narrated by actor Jeremy Irons about garbage.

The Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit begins Monday in St. Petersburg. The seven-day festival includes movies, seminars, talks with scientists and science journalists and celebrities.

Virgin Airlines founder Sir Richard Branson will be presented an award.

This is the first year the festival will be held in Florida. It’s scheduled to be held in St. Petersburg in even-numbered years and in Monaco on odd-numbered years.

The festival screens over 100 films and showcases ocean photography.

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