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Saturday 31 August 2019

Ocean Film Festival World Tour Set To Splash Down @ Brighton Dome This Autumn

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is arriving in Brighton this autumn with a brand-new collection of ocean-themed films.

The event involves a selection of short films telling seafaring stories from both above and below the water's surface. 

"From surfers to fisherman, and marine scientists to artists, these films feature fascinating characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea's salt spray," says tour director Nell Teasdale.

"This is your chance to dip your toes into the wonders of the big blue – from the comfort of a cinema seat!"

As well as mesmerising films, each screening will see a free prize giveaway to win ocean-related goodies too.

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour originated in Australia, with the aim of inspiring people to explore, respect, enjoy and protect the oceans, and this is the sixth year that it has toured the UK and Ireland. 


Film highlights from the 2019 Ocean Film Tour include:

A Peace Within

Philip Gray is known as an extreme artist, but painting underwater is his biggest challenge yet! The Peace Within joins Philip as he ventures below the surface to paint Mexico's astounding cenotes – clear-water subterranean pools, viewed by the ancient Mayans as gateways to the afterlife.

Surfer Dan

Sun, sea and sand typically come to mind when you think about surfing, but this is not your typical surfing film. Landlocked ocean-lover Dan Schetter lives on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan where, in winter, strong winds across the water create deadly currents, icebergs and… waves. Known for being the crazy guy with an icy beard who catches waves in January, this is Dan's story.

I am Fragile

This stunning short film showcases the spectacular landscapes and wildlife of the remote Arctic, creating a lasting visual message that will inspire all who watch it to protect this wild yet fragile region. Shot across 6,000km, from West Greenland to Canada, this is a love letter to the spellbinding frozen north. 

To find out more, watch the trailer and book tickets, visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk - To book a place at the Brighton Dome showing on 22nd October 2019 CLICK HERE.

by: Mike Cobley




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