This brand-new selection of films features seafaring adventurers rowing treacherous oceans, intrepid surfers riding the world’s biggest waves, and explores our planet’s spectacular hidden depths.
Now in its fifth year, 2018’s UK Tour is the biggest yet – and it’s also first time the Tour has visited Ireland, with dates in Dublin and Cork.
“We’re really excited that more people than ever before will be able to celebrate their love of the ocean with our largest Tour to date – and we’re especially excited to be extending the Tour to Ireland for the first time ever!” says Tour Director Nell Teasdale.
“Through stunning cinematography and mesmerising storytelling, audiences can expect to be wowed by the magic and mysteries of the world’s oceans… coming at you through the big screen!”
As well as thrilling films, each screening will see a free prize giveaway to win ocean-related goodies too.
The Ocean Film Festival World Tour began in Australia, with the aim of inspiring people to explore, respect, enjoy and protect the oceans. To find out more about the UK and Ireland Tour, watch the trailer and book tickets, visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk.
Highlights from the 2018 Ocean Film Tour include:
Kiwi Breeze Steve is not your average Londoner. For a start he’s a Kiwi, and instead of wallpaper his house is decorated with charts and plans. He has also been building a 44ft yacht in his back garden, and after nine years of toil, it’s finally ready to set sail. The first obstacle, however, is how to get the steel vessel from the backyard of a small, suburban street to the London docks.
Kiwi Breeze tells the inspirational story of Steve’s 24,000km voyage home to New Zealand… and his determination to achieve his dream.
Touched by the Ocean Latvian friends Karlis and Gints have a second-hand rowing boat, no rowing experience and a grand plan: to become the first team ever to row across the South Atlantic Ocean, from Namibia to Brazil. Touched by the Ocean joins them on a raucous tale of adventure, dedication and friendship.
From the film Touched by the Ocean
The Big Wave Project Five years in the making, The Big Wave Project follows a tight-knit crew of leading big wave surfers as they work together to attempt a goal that drills into the core passion of surfing: riding the world’s biggest wave. Hear candid, no-holds-barred accounts of the real fear of death, the humbling power of the ocean, and of ultimate personal glory.
To find out more about the festival, watch the trailer and book tickets, visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk.
Mick Corbett: photo TimBonython
2018 UK Tour dates are:
• 5 September Exeter, Corn Exchange • 6 September Bath, Komedia • 7 September Porthcawl, Grand Pavilion • 8 September Malvern, Forum Theatre • 12 September Leamington Spa, Royal Spa Centre • 12 September Newtownabbey, Theatre at the Mill • 13 September Dublin, National Concert Hall • 13 September Whitley Bay, Playhouse • 14 September Cork, Everyman Theatre • 14 September Inverness, Eden Court Theatre • 15 September Edinburgh, Festival Theatre • 16 September Keswick, Theatre by the Lake • 18 September Abingdon, Amey Theatre • 19 September Wimborne Minster, Tivoli Theatre • 20 September Guildford, G Live • 21 September Reading, The Hexagon • 22 September Poole, Lighthouse (Concert Hall) • 25 September Cheltenham, Town Hall • 26 September Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn • 27 September Liverpool, Plaza Community Cinema • 28 September Stockport, Plaza Cinema • 29 September Llandudno, Venue Cymru • 2 October Cardiff, St David’s Hall • 3 October Exeter, Corn Exchange • 4,5 October Redruth, Regal Theatre • 9 October Christchurch, Regent Centre • 10 October Dorking, Dorking Halls • 11 October Brighton, Brighton Dome • 12 October Cambridge, Corn Exchange • 13 October Norwich, Lecture Theatre 1 (UEA) • 13 October Bristol, Victoria Rooms • 15 October Portsmouth, The Kings Theatre • 15-20 October London, Union Chapel • 16 October Weymouth, Weymouth Pavilion • 17 October Christchurch, Regent Centre • 18 October Salisbury, City Hall • 20 October Bristol, Victoria Rooms • 22 October Birmingham, Crescent Theatre • 23 October York, Barbican • 24 October Leeds, Town Hall