All aboard for the Ocean Film Festival World Tour coming to the North East in 2019

 

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The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is hitting UK and Irish shores this autumn with a brand-new collection of spectacular ocean-themed films. The North East will have the opportunity to experience one night the Tour in late September at The Whitley Bay Playhouse.

I am Fragile - Ocean Film Festival 2019 - Coming to Whitley Bay Playhouse - Newcastle Film Festival
I am Fragile – Ocean Film Festival 2019 – Coming to Whitley Bay Playhouse

The Tour will visit more than 35 locations, the event involves a selection of short films telling seafaring stories from both above and below the water’s surface. Witness mind-blowing marine life, wild adventures and stunning cinematography – all on the big screen!

“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 truly mesmerising films, each screening will see a free prize giveaway to win ocean-related prizes 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 will include:

A Peace Within

Philip Gray is known as an extreme artist, but painting underwater is his biggest challenge yet!

The Peace Within - Philip Gray - Newcastle Film Festival
Still from The Peace Within – Philip Gray – Ocean Film Festival 2019

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.

Surfer Dan - Ocean Film Festival 2019
Known for being the crazy guy with an icy beard who catches waves in January, this is Dan’s story. : Surfer Dan – Ocean Film Festival 2019

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.

Emocean

This is a documentary with soul; a salty blend of stories by an eclectic assortment of people sharing tales of adventure, adrenaline, inspiration, love and loss and their relationship with the ocean.

Ocean Film Festival 2019 - Emocean
Ocean Film Festival 2019 – Emocean

Emocean is a beautiful ride to countless coastal locations, from California, to Hawaii, to Australia and beyond.

Ocean Film Festival World Tour Vision

At the Ocean Film Festival World Tour the organisers’ vision is to inspire you to explore, respect, enjoy, and protect our oceans.
Film is at the heart of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour and we aim to share the best films from around the globe with our audiences.
Touring annually the Ocean Film Festival World Tour screened over 2 hours of the most inspirational, educational and entertaining films related to the ocean from independent film makers both international and Australian.

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2019 is Coming to Whitley Bay Playhouse on 28 September.

To find out more and book tickets to the Ocean Film Festival, visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk.

Ocean FF promo image Photo by Travis Burke, Freediver Chelsea Yamasee





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