Collaboration on the animated short film: Zoe and Her Adventures in the Mediterranean Sea



Key Elements:

  • Within the European project, Monitoring Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean, “Zoe and Her Adventures in the Mediterranean Sea” was created with the message “Protect and connect the oceans: don’t leave the MPAs alone!”
  • The short film aims to inspire people about marine conservation and the importance of well-connected Marine Protected Areas.
  • To promote the film, a blog, website, and Facebook page were created and presented at conferences, social networks, and in various film competitions. 


Notable Achievements:

  • 2018. Selected for screening in Italian schools by WWF Italy.
  • 2016. Selected for screening in the SFIOFF Educational Program.
  • 2016. Selected and presented for screening at the 2016 San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival.
  • 2016. 1st place in the Emerging Filmmakers Competition at the Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival 2016.
  • 2016. Presented and selected for screening at the Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival 2016.
  • 2016. Promoted in DAN Europe (Divers Alert Network Europe).
  • 2016. Promoted through the website of the Spanish ministry.
  • 2015. Presented at the conference on Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas in Ancona from 15 to 17 October 2015.



  • Authors: Patrica Puig, Vasiliki Markantonatou and Paula Andrea-Zapata
  • 3D Animator: Kouvelis
  • Drawings of benthic organisms: Cristina Giogia di Camillo
  • Producer: ITN – Monitoring of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (AMMP) (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement no.: 290056.
  • Musical director and composer: Pablo Villegas



  • Monitoring Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MMMPA) Programme

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