Ocean Film Festival World Tour Announces Dates and Program


The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is hitting UK and Irish shores this autumn with a brand-new collection of spectacular ocean-themed films. 

Visiting more than 35 locations, the event involves a selection of short films telling seafaring stories from both above and below the water’s surface.

“From surfers to fisherman, and marine scientists to artists, these films feature fascinating characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea’s salt spray,” says tour director Nell Teasdale. 

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour originated in Australia, with the aim of inspiring people to explore, respect, enjoy and protect the oceans, and this is the sixth year that it has toured the UK and Ireland. To find out more, watch the trailer and book tickets, visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk. 

Film highlights from the 2019 Ocean Film Tour include: 

A Peace Within Philip Gray is known as an extreme artist, but painting underwater is his biggest challenge yet! The Peace Within joins Philip as he ventures below the surface to paint Mexico’s astounding cenotes – clear-water subterranean pools, viewed by the ancient Mayans as gateways to the afterlife. 

Still from  A Peace Within

Still from A Peace Within

Surfer Dan Sun, sea and sand typically come to mind when you think about surfing, but this is not your typical surfing film. Landlocked ocean-lover Dan Schetter lives on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan where, in winter, strong winds across the water create deadly currents, icebergs and... waves. Known for being the crazy guy with an icy beard who catches waves in January, this is Dan’s story. 

Still from  Surfer Dan

Still from Surfer Dan

I am Fragile This stunning short film showcases the spectacular landscapes and wildlife of the remote Arctic, creating a lasting visual message that will inspire all who watch it to protect this wild yet fragile region. Shot across 6,000km, from West Greenland to Canada, this is a love letter to the spell- binding frozen north. 

2019 UK and Ireland tour dates are: 

10 September Cheltenham, Town Hall 

10 September Dublin, National Concert Hall 

11 September Cork, Everyman Theatre 

11 September Porthcawl, Grand Pavilion 

12 September Bath, Komedia 

12 September Newtownabbey, Theatre at the Mill 

13 September Guildford, G Live 

14 September Leamington Spa, Royal Spa Centre 

14 September Edinburgh, Festival Theatre 

18 September Wimborne Minster, Tivoli Theatre 

18 September Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn 

19 September Liverpool, Plaza Community Cinema 

19-21 September Exeter, Corn Exchange 

20 September Llandudno, Venue Cymru 

21 September Stockport, Plaza Cinema 

22 September Keswick, Theatre by the Lake 

23 September Inverness, Eden Court Theatre 

24 September Salisbury, City Hall 

25 September Birmingham, Crescent Theatre 

26 September York, Barbican 

27 September Leeds, Town Hall 

28 September Whitley Bay, Playhouse 

2 October Christchurch, Regent Centre 

3 October Portsmouth, The Kings Theatre 

4 October Reading, The Hexagon 

5 October Malvern, Forum Theatre 

8 October Weymouth, Weymouth Pavilion 

9-10 October Redruth, Regal Theatre 

12 October Bristol, Victoria Rooms 

14-19 October London, Union Chapel 

15 October Cardiff, St David’s Hall 

16 October Abingdon, Amey Theatre 

17 October Christchurch, Regent Centre 

18 October Poole, Lighthouse (Concert Hall) 

19 October Bristol, Victoria Rooms 

22 October Brighton, Brighton Dome 

23 October Dorking, Dorking Halls 

24 October Cambridge, Corn Exchange 

25 October Norwich, Lecture Theatre 1 (UEA)

The images in this article were provided courtesy of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour.