Unique and Exciting New Film Tour in the UK
The International Ocean Film Festival is set to make a splash!
4 September to 30 October 2014
UK audiences will be able to immerse themselves in the wonders of the ocean without getting their
feet wet as the International Ocean Film Festival hits theatres for the first time this Autumn. The
festival, which originates in Australia, will feature a selection of the world’s most captivating oceanthemed
short films and will be shown in 17 towns and cities across the UK.
Designed to mesmerise and enthral, the International Ocean Film Festival showcases more than two
hours of sublime 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
who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of
the big blue.
Heart-stopping shots of surfers riding wild waves and adrenalin-inducing scenes of divers swimming
with white sharks will leave audiences on the edges of their seats. The films also encourage viewers
to dive head first into ocean culture as the festival is filled with touching interviews and insightful
narrations from the characters whose lives are inspired by the ocean.
Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the
creatures that call them home. A selection of 2014 highlights include:
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
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.
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