Jawsfest kickoff at Martha's Vineyard

Jawsfest is in full effect at Martha's Vineyard, where the film Jaws was shot in 1974. The festival, held Aug. 9-12, 2012, attracts fans from around the world to pay tribute to Steven Spielberg's movie - which happened to also be the first blockbuster.

According to a Universal Studios' press release, the festival also pays homage to the men and women of Jaws who have passed with a special focus on Peter Benchley, Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw. The event also coincides with Universal Studios' 100th Anniversary celebration and the Aug. 14 release of Jaws on Blu-ray.

Check out this clip courtesy Universal from Jawsfest: