Ocean Film Festival Live Theatre Shows to Return This Autumn
The Ocean Film Festival is returning to theatres in Autumn 2021, with a brand-new collection of the world’s most inspirational ocean-themed films, capturing the wonder of the world's oceans from both above and below the surface.
Returning as a live theatre tour after being cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year's Ocean Film Festival will feature a selection of short films starring wild seafaring voyages, extreme watersports and marine conservation from the least explored depths of the planet.
'We can’t wait to set sail back into theatres with our latest inspirational collection of ocean films,' said tour director Nell Teasdale. 'Witness intrepid human-powered challenges, mind-boggling marine life and incredible ocean cinematography, without getting your feet wet!'
The Ocean Film Festival originated in Australia, with the aim of inspiring people to explore, respect, enjoy and protect the oceans. As well as mesmerising films, each screening will see a free prize giveaway to win ocean-related goodies. All of the films are new to the live tour and none of them was shown in the Ocean Film Festival’s virtual events held during lockdown.
'We’re so excited to share our latest collection of films and to bring together ocean-loving communities around the UK,' said Teasdale. 'So dive into a night of ocean adventure – up on the big screen!'
2021 Ocean Film Festival Highlights Include:
FROM KURILS WITH LOVE
A ragtag Russian marine biologist called Vladimir stows away on a boat filled with adventure junkies (and a world-renowned cybersecurity expert) to reach one of the last paradises on Earth – the volcanic Kuril Islands, between Russia and Japan. From this dramatically beautiful and inaccessible chain of islands, From Kurils With Love introduces us to a true warrior for the planet on an intimate journey of visual bliss… and sea lion chaos.
2,000km, 3 months, 2 kayaks – and zero single-use plastic. With giant icebergs, abundant wildlife and serious arm-power, university friends Lucy and Mathilde tackle an ambitious kayaking trip along the Inside Passage, down the coast of Alaska and Canada. With all of their 500 meals stored in paper, Changing Tides joins the duo on a journey of adventure, challenge, friendship and a deep love of the world’s oceans.
For more information, the complete list of films, competitions and tour venues, and to book tickets, visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk