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Turquoise Bay International Film Festival Winners Announced

The organizers of the Turquoise Bay International Film Festival recently announced the contest’s winners.

The “Best of Show/Stan Waterman Legacy Award” winner went to Evan Sherman for his “Bali close up” film. Second place was awarded to Élodie Turpin’s “Tales of the sand,” while Dustin Adamson took Third Place with his “Stay with us” film. Olivier Van Den Broeck and Greet Meulepas got an “Honorable Mention” for their “Indonesian Throughflow” film.

The festival was held in Roatan, Honduras from April 9 to 16 and founded by Canadians Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet, co-owners of N2Pix. Emmy-winning underwater cinematographer Jonathan Bird served as the celebrity guest host for the event.

Labrecque said of the competition:

“We are very pleased by the number of submissions we received for this inaugural year of the Festival. The quality of the films we received is very encouraging, not to mention that of the winning films and the amazing prizes that were up for grabs.”

Ouimet added:

“Our judging panel was truly impressed by the films and we are very proud of the results of this first year.”

For more info, check out the festival’s website at


John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


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