This autumn the Ocean Film Festival 2015 has been touring around the UK and are screening over 28 dates in various towns and cities. The tour originated in Australia and exhibits short films about living, exploring and respecting the world’s oceans. The Ocean Film Tour aims to find some of the best recent short films and share them with audiences across the world. These films are mostly produced by independent film makers and are between 7 – 40 minutes long so you definitely won’t lose interest!
This year there are films on topics like surfing, diving, sailing, big wave surfing, ocean archaeology, rehabilitation and environmental issues. There is a full list of the films on show here.
Last year we went to the European Outdoor Film Tour which is a similar format of short films, on a wide range of sports, over 2 hours and it was amazing. This event is sponsored by Surfdome, Buff, Clif Bar (which are pretty nice, had one after a tough mudder once!), Finisterre, Project Aware and Surfers against Sewage. Not long after this, is the London Surf Film Festival which also looks amazing, more info to follow on it.
I’d recommend the Ocean Film Festival to anyone, it’s entertaining, educational, inspiring and will probably make you want to get to the nearest bit of coast and jump in. We went down to the night in Bath at Komedia and it didn’t disappoint.
Check out the rest of the tour dates and get more information on the Ocean Film Festival website here.
Here is the trailer for one of the films, called ‘The Fishermans Son’ which is one of the films screened on the tour: