Ocean Film Festival 2017: Celebrating the latest films from both above and below the ocean

The Ocean Film Festival, which includes a collection of the latest films from both above and below the ocean’s surface, is currently on tour in the UK.

The festival, which runs until 21 October, features a collection of short films celebrating divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray, from independent film makers around the globe.

The Ocean Film Festival, which will be touring cinemas across the UK, showcases marine life, the power of waves, and inspiring characters who dedicate their lives to answering the call of the ocean.

Among the short films being shown include Ocean Rubbish, which tells the story of Queensland-based artist David Day who 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.

Haven focuses on a team of freedivers who dive 50 metres below the surface to reach the largest shipwreck in the Mediterranean, Haven. Led by four-time world freediving champion Guillaume Néry, Haven shows how this expedition must battle extreme depths, poor visibility and dangerous currents as they explore the wreck without supplementary oxygen.

Stay With Us looks at alien creatures that have imposed themselves on the oceans.

For screenings, check the Ocean Film Festival website.

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour will screen short films around Australia and the UK as well as screenings in Belgium, New Zealand, China and Italy in 2018.

Ocean Film Festival

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a writer who specialises in sustainable lifestyle and living, wellbeing, and entertainments. Rosa also works as a psychic, counsellor, intuitive reader and spiritual life coach helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com

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