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2022 FILM PROGRAMME

£10

Witness inspirational ocean films from above and below the surface! The 2022 Ocean Film Festival features swimming with tiger sharks, a record-breaking SUP expedition, big-wave surfing and much more.

Available to watch for 3 days

TICKET INFO

  • The 2022 Ocean FIlm Programme films are available to watch for 3 day viewing period window from date of purchase.

  • Only available to watch in the UK & Ireland.

  • Single viewing passes £10  

  • ​Includes access to bonus content and interactive virtual foyer.

  • Note the Ocean Film Programme films were shown on the Ocean Film Festival UK & Ireland Theatre Tour in 2022.

 

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2022 OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

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CIRCUMNAVIGATE

39 minutes

Father of three Brendon Prince, from South Devon, attempts to become the first person ever to stand-up paddleboard around mainland Britain – a challenge that many have tried, but none have achieved. Circumnavigate joins Brendon on his gruelling journey around Britain’s spectacular and often treacherous coastline, in an attempt to break five world records and raise awareness for water safety education.

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MAR

25 minutes

Portugal’s exposed northwest coast produces powerful and challenging waves, which makes for a life and death moment for big wave surfer Alex Botelho during a surf competition. Mar is a tale of discovery, triumph and (almost) tragedy, but above all it's a life-affirming celebration of surfing its original form – with exciting camera angles and stunning big-wave riding sequences guaranteed.

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TIGER SHARK KING

7 minutes

More than 20 years ago, conservationist and diver Jim Abernethy discovered the 'affectionate' side of large predatory sharks after removing a fishing hook from the jaws of a tiger shark. Since then he has removed thousands of hooks from sharks in the warm, clear waters off the Bahamas and has brought divers to safely encounter these apex predators with the goal of de-stigmatising sharks as mindless killers.

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I AM OCEAN

9 minutes

I am Ocean showcases the inspirational story of Australian diver, oceanographer and underwater photographer PT Hirschfield, who's successful 11-year battle with cancer has been fuelled by her passion for scuba diving, a deep connection with the underwater world, and a mission to save the heavily persecuted wildlife at her local dive sites.

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REBIRTH

6 minutes

In Rebirth we meet Benoit, a surfer from the Basque country, fighting for his love of riding waves after a freak accident. Through deep perseverance and an upbeat spirit, the challenge to adapt develops Benoit both physically and mentally. His journey pushes him to relearn and find freedom from surfing once again, while inspiring new possibilities for the adaptive surf community.

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EYRE & SEA

18 minutes

At the remote Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, vast desert spills into roaring ocean and weather is king. It's a pristine environment supporting a unique array of wildlife, including the endangered Australian sea lion. Here, in a town with a population of three, lives Alan. In a life shaped around the natural world, an unlikely relationship with a colony of seals has fundamentally changed him.

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IF YOU GIVE A BEACH A BOTTLE

5 minutes

Max Romey is a filmmaker and painter who uses a unique blend of watercolours and videography to tell stories. Inspired by a picture book, Max heads to a remote beach in Alaska in search of marine debris – and comes back with an entirely different story to the one he was expecting.

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KAYAKING THE ALEUTIONS

UK

36 minutes

Labelled as one of the greatest, as yet undone, technical sea kayak expedition in the world, British explorers Justine Curgenven and Sarah Outen set out to paddle 2,500km along the Aleutian chain of islands in Alaska. Alone for 101 days and at the mercy of one of the windiest, roughest places on earth, the two women are swept away from land by unknown currents, pounded by rough seas and approached by bears. Experiencing an edge-of-your-seat journey, they gain a rare insight into themselves, the rich wildlife and this harsh yet beautiful landscape. These adventurers will need all of their strength and determination just to survive this treacherous expedition.

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THE ACCORD

Iceland

18 minutes

Being a surfer in Iceland is an experience unique from anywhere else in the world. The Icelandic landscape is at once breath-taking, but also harsh and unforgiving for the tiny surfing community that inhabit the island. Follow Heiðar Logi Elíasson, Iceland’s first and only professional surfer, on his journey through Iceland’s magnificent terrain depicting the turbulent relationship between an Icelandic surfer and the North Atlantic wind. 

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OCEAN MINDED - WORLD PREMIERE

Filmmaker: Emil Sergel
24 minutes

Oceanminded follows champion freediver Hanli Prinsloo along the coast of South Africa and Mozambique. Her underwater journey takes her into the realm of Blacktip Reef Sharks, Blue
Sharks, Dolphins and Mako Sharks. You will be in awe as these often feared creatures are portrayed in a very different light, one of beauty and respect. It´s an adventure full of risks
and passions - on one breath!

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STAY WITH US

USA
5 minutes

The search for extra-terrestrial life has always fascinated humans, as we look to the darkness above and imagine what sort of alien beings share our universe. Stay With Us suggests that maybe we’ve been looking in the wrong place – and introduces creatures far stranger than those we can dream up for sci-fi films…

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OCEAN RUBBISH

Australia

3 minutes

David Day is an artist from Queensland who, on walks along the beach with his son, was inspired not just to pick up rubbish they found washed up on the shore, but to do something meaningful with it. He now makes colourful yet surprisingly life-like models of all sorts of marine life, turning worthless junk into objects of beauty, and raising awareness of the ever-growing problem of plastic in our oceans.

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TOUCHED BY THE OCEAN

30 minutes

Latvian friends Karlis and Gints have no rowing experience, a second-hand rowing boat 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 6,000km journey of adventure, dedication and friendship.

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