Hey fellow lover of the ocean, or sea as most British folk tend to say. I prefer ocean but then I live by the Channel, which sounds about as sexy as a kettle.
Can I call you an ocean lover? I think as you’re on this web site reading these words we can deduce that to be true. In which case I have some seriously exciting news.
For the first time ever, the International Ocean Film Festival (presented by Banff Mountain Film Festival UK) is coming ashore. From September 4-October 30 2014 cinemas up and down the nation will be hosting all manner of cinematic ocean wonder, designed to mesmerise, educate and enthral.
Two hours of ocean-themed short films from around the world will be showcased, with highlights including: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 and survival.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.
For tickets, info and UK tour dates go to oceanfilmfestival.co.uk