Dive into a thrilling online festival of ocean films

Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 1:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 1:54 pm

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is bringing a new collection of mesmerising ocean-themed films to UK shores in its first ever virtual edition.

The online film evenings involve a collection of remarkable short films telling stories of seafaring adventure, carefree characters and mind-blowing marine life from the depths of the big blue.

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Viewers can witness wild nautical voyages, captivating coastal scenery and stunning cinematography from the comfort of their sofas .

Tour director Nell Teasdale said: “It’s time to celebrate the world’s incredible oceans, and we’re thrilled to be presenting the Ocean Film Festival 2020 in this exciting new format.

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“From rowing 4,000 miles across the Atlantic to surfing the spectacular cold-water waves of British Columbia, this inspirational collection of films is guaranteed to whet your appetite for an ocean adventure.”

As well as spellbinding films, viewers will have exclusive access to Q&As with top ocean film-makers and behind the scenes footage. The virtual events, relayed from the Ocean Film Festival team’s Backyard Theatre, will also feature a live prize draw to win ocean-related prizes.

There are two shows, on October 25 to 27 and November 17 to 19. Films start at 7.30pm, with audience members invited to explore the virtual foyer from 6.30pm, where they can download the tour magazine, enter the prize draw, take on the Ocean Film Festival quiz and much more. The show will be available for 48 hours afterwards as well.

Nell added: “While we are unable to join ocean-lovers live in theatres, we are really excited to be presenting our first ever virtual Ocean Film Festival.

“So grab the popcorn, make a brew, get your friends watching at the same time – we can’t wait to ‘virtually’ see you for a night of inspiration.”

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour originated in Australia, with the aim of inspiring people to explore, respect, enjoy and protect the world’s oceans. Working to promote the Marine Conservation Society, it has toured the UK and Ireland for the past six years.

Visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk to find out more, watch the trailer and book tickets.