42 Film Festivals, 10 Awards and Counting for My Haggan Dream


We are up to 10 awards and 42 film festival screenings for our short film My Haggan Dream! What an incredible ride this has been. The short film, available for free online, tells the story of a young girl named Kaya, whose mysterious dream about a haggan, or sea turtle, leads her on a delightful quest to find sea turtles around her home island of Saipan. Funded by a generous grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, we are so happy that this short film is making such big waves. What have we won so far?

Stephani Gordon and Laura Sams hold their award for Best Youth Engagement at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.

Stephani Gordon and Laura Sams hold their award for Best Youth Engagement at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.


Youth Engagement Award, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival -- The JHWFF, known as the equivalent of the Oscars of the natural history filmmaking industry, features the best nature programs in the world. This year's competition was fiercer than ever, with over 600 films competing for the top prizes.

Best Children's Program, BLUE Ocean Film Festival -- This international film festival features the absolute best films about the ocean and ocean conservation worldwide. Sisbro has won Best Children's Program four times now at this fest!

Best Short, International Ocean Film Festival -- This San Francisco-based festival selects films that tell unique stories about the ocean and inspire people to care for it.

STEM Award, Chicago International Children's Film Festival -- This festival showcases the best children's films made for children, not about children. The award is for the best film about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Best of Fest, Best Narrative, People's Choice Award, My HERO International Film Festival -- The international festival highlights stories of unsung heroes around the world.

We have also won Best Children's Film at the Waimea Ocean Film Festival, an award at the Surfing the Coldstream Festival, and a Best Shorts Award at the Best Shorts Competition,


BLUE Ocean International Film Festival

Waimea Ocean Film Festival

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Maryland International Film Festival

International Ocean Film Festival

NOAA Film Festival

Bay Area International Children's Film Festival

International Wildlife Film Festival

PIPA Film Festival -- Surf & Outdoors (Brasil)

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

KIDS FIRST! Film Festival

Pacific Coast International Short Film Festival (Victoria, B.C.)

Short Circuit: Pacific Rim Film Festival

Voices of the Waters (India)

Wairoa Maori Film Festival (New Zealand)

San Diego International Children's Film Festival

Milwaukee Film Festival

Catalina Film Festival

Cannes Short Film Festival (France)

Guam International Film Festival (Guam)

Jackson Hole International Film Festival

Taos Environmental Film Festival

Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Imagine Science Film Festival

Friday Harbor Film Festival

Boston International Film Festival

Evolucion! Mallorca (Spain)

MY HERO International Film Festival

Surfing the Coldstream Film Festival

RVA Environmental Film Festival

Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival (New Zealand)



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