Hey ocean lover! The International Ocean Film Festival is coming to the UK from September 4th

From the film - The Giant and the Fishermen_LR

Hey fellow lover of the ocean, or sea as most British folk tend to say. I prefer ocean but then I live by the Channel, which sounds about as sexy as a kettle.

Can I call you an ocean lover? I think as you’re on this web site reading these words we can deduce that to be true. In which case I have some seriously exciting news.

For the first time ever, the International Ocean Film Festival (presented by Banff Mountain Film Festival UK) is coming ashore. From September 4-October 30 2014 cinemas up and down the nation will be hosting all manner of cinematic ocean wonder, designed to mesmerise, educate and enthral.

From the film - Immersion 2

Two hours of ocean-themed short films from around the world will be showcased, with highlights including:

And Then We Swam

In May 2010, two British friends set off to row across the

Indian Ocean in a second hand boat. Having zero rowing

experience, they signed up for an organised race – only to

find that a lack of entrants meant that there would be no

support boat. After 116 grueling days at sea, the duo was

within 8km of the finishing line when disaster struck. An

incredible story of adventure, foolhardiness and survival.

Paraplegic goes surfing Duct tape surfing

Eighteen years ago, a car accident left Pascale Honore

paralysed from the waist down. Fascinated by the ocean,

Pascale dreamed of being able to surf. With the help of a roll

of duct tape and with the support of her sons’ friend Tyron

Swan, a big wave surfer and professional diver, Pascale’s

dream eventually became a reality. Share in her joy.

From the film - Sportlife Saga © Julie Gautier_LR Sportlife Saga: Water

Follow world champion free-diver Guillaume Néry deep below the

water’s surface as he transforms the sport of free-diving into

an art. Now a world-record holder, Guillaume reaches depths of

more than 100m and can stay below the surface for more than

seven minutes at a time. His forays into the big blue will

leave you breathless.

 

For tickets, info and UK tour dates go to oceanfilmfestival.co.uk

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