While it wasn’t possible to tour in theatres in 2020, we're delighted to share two different Ocean Film Festival programmes on our virtual platform instead!
Available to watch on demand on our Encore Channel, the 2020 Ocean Film Festival programme features an inspirational collection of the latest ocean adventure and culture films. Or check out the Ocean ‘Best of’ programme, with a selection of the best films from the last 5 years of the Ocean Film Festival tour (all different films to the 2020 programme).
Films showing in our autumn 2021 theatre tour will be a different collection of brand-new films – line-up announced later this spring.
OCEAN 'BEST OF' FILMS
A collection of crowd favourites from the last 5 years of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour!
KAYAKING THE ALEUTIANS
Filmmaker: Justine Curgenven
British explorers Justine Curgenven and Sarah Outen set out to paddle 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 duo are swept away from land by unknown currents, pounded by rough seas and approached by bears. On this epic journey, they gain a rare insight into themselves, the rich wildlife and this harsh yet beautiful landscape.
Filmmaker: Elli Thor Magnusson
The Icelandic landscape is breath-taking but also harsh and unforgiving for the tiny surfing community that inhabits 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.
Filmmaker: Emil Sergel
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 - in one breath!
STAY WITH US
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…
Filmmaker: Tim Kemple, Camp4Collective
Sun, sea and sand typically come to mind when you think about surfing, but this is not your typical surf 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.
TOUCHED BY THE OCEAN
Filmmaker: Laura Rožkalne-Ozola & Sandijs Semjonovs
30 minutes (subtitled)
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.
2020 OCEAN TOUR FILMS
A collection of the most recent 2020 Ocean Film Festival films. The film programme will be available 'On Demand' soon