The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is taking a new collection of captivating ocean-themed films to venues around the UK this autumn. Now in its 10th year, the festival is a cinematic celebration of the planet’s oceans, starring mind-boggling marine creatures, seafaring voyages, and highlighting the profound impact of a lifestyle connected to the ocean.
“We started the Ocean Film Festival World Tour with big dreams, not only to inspire the world to explore and enjoy our oceans, but also to protect and respect them,” says festival founder, Jemima Robinson. “With a passion for film and all things ocean, I wanted the Ocean Film Festival World Tour to become
an avenue for bringing people together to celebrate mother nature. We have done this through sharing unique stories from independent filmmakers from around the globe, and now set our sights towards the next 10 years.”
The Ocean Film Festival originated in Australia, and these first 10 years have seen it visit 14 countries, showcase films from 89 independent filmmakers, and donated over £21,000 to ocean charities. All the inspirational short films are introduced by a special compere, and each screening features a free prize giveaway to win ocean-related goodies.
Film highlights include the acclaimed Broken Breath, which follows Italian free-diving champion Mike Maric, who is at the top of his sport when a tragic accident leaves his world shattered. On a journey to find himself again, he discovers the power and importance of breathing. From swimming with dolphins to self-discovery, this film shares a journey of how the ocean can be an opportunity to find rebirth.