Wednesday, February 21, 2018
5:30 p.m.

Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365

Double feature!  The Hatfield Film Festival is a mini-film festival outlining some of the latest in coastal research and marine initiatives. The series of short films will begin at 5:30 and is free and open to the public. The festival will be followed by a preview of Saving Atlantis, a feature film about scientists and communities fighting to save coral reefs. 

This event is co-sponsored by the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. 

For event questions or accommodation requests, please contact Shelly Signs, (541) 737-0724 or

Watch the films from 2016

More about the film:

Coral reefs cover only 0.1 percent of the Earth’s surface, but they’re home to 25 percent of all marine species, and they’re being lost at an alarming rate. Pollution, overfishing and climate change are some of the human-influenced culprits in the dramatic decline of these magnificent natural structures. Coral reefs serve as a lynchpin in the global food web. Their decline leads our entire planet in a perilous direction. But research from scientists around the world hints at bright spots where real strides can be made in preservation and protection of these habitats.