Ocean Film Festival World Tour in UK
On September 26, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour comes to Edinburgh as part of a UK-wide tour. The festival, which originates in Australia, will feature a new selection of the world’s most captivating ocean-themed short films and will be shown in 24 towns and cities across the UK this autumn.
The Tour showcases more than two hours of footage taken above and below the water’s surface. The films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers that live for the sea’s salt spray and marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.
You can expect heart-stopping shots of big wave surfing and adrenalin-inducing scenes of divers swimming with white sharks.
A selection of 2015 highlights include:
South African born Bruno spent the majority of his life in or on the water. However, in 1998 a tragic event left him a paraplegic. In an instant he plunged from carefree surf guide, sailor, scuba diver and traveller to the depths of despair.
A chance wave and the restorative powers of the ocean showed Bruno a new path in life, one that would be rich, full, diverse and salty. Devocean is an inspirational story of life’s lessons as taught by the sea.
Oceanminded follows champion freediver Hanli Prinsloo along the coast of South Africa and Mozambique. Her underwater journey takes her into the realm of the ocean’s most feared predator – the shark. The often-feared creatures are portrayed in a very different light, one of beauty and respect. It´s an adventure full of risks and passions – and on one breath!
A Small Surfer
Known as the Flying Squirrel, Quincy Symonds may well be the best six-year-old surfer and skater on the planet. The Queenslander only started surfing about 18 months ago and, in a very short time, has captured the attention of the surfing world, gained multiple sponsors and garnered a fanatical following on social media. Prepare to be gobsmacked!
2 September Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
3 September Dorking, Dorking Halls
4 September Truro, Hall for Cornwall
6 September Plymouth, Mount Edgcumbe Outdoor screening
9 September Llandudno, Venue Cymru
10 September Bath, Komedia
11 September Exeter, Corn Exchange
12 September Salisbury, City Hall
14 September Brighton, Brighton Dome (Corn Exchange)
15 September Bristol, Victoria Rooms (Bristol University)
16 September Poole, The Lighthouse
17 September Birmingham, Crescent Theatre
18 September Stockport, Stockport Plaza
19 September Porthcawl, Grand Pavilion
22 September Portsmouth, Kings Theatre
23 September Leeds, The Carriageworks
25 September Whitley Bay, Playhouse
26 September Edinburgh, Festival Theatre
2 October Cambridge, Lady Mitchell Hall (Cambridge University)
3 October Yarm, Princess Alexandra Auditorium
6 October Abingdon, Amey Theatre
8,9,10 October London, Union Chapel
17 October Norwich, Lecture Theatre 1 University of East Anglia
24 October Rheged, Rheged Centre
27 October Malvern, Malvern Theatres
Tickets are on sale now. To find out more about the festival, to view the trailer and to book tickets, visit Ocean Film Festival.