Australian audiences can immerse themselves in the wonders of the ocean without getting their feet wet this March as the Ocean Film Festival Australia hits cinemas across the country. The festival, which features 11 of the world’s most captivating ocean-themed short films, will light up silver screens in 14 cities.
Project AWARE is proud to be a conservation partner and encourages scuba divers and ocean advocates to grab a ticket as $1 from each ticket sold will support marine conservation.
Designed to mesmerise and enthral, the Ocean Film Festival Australia showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. The films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.
The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points. Mesmerising images of schooling fish, colourful coral gardens and jellyfish blooms are complemented with up-close footage of curious marine creatures such as seals, dolphins, whale sharks and eels.
Heart-stopping shots of surfers riding wild waves and adrenalin-inducing scenes of divers swimming with white sharks will leave audiences on the edges of their seats. Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival Australia is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.
The Ocean Film Festival Australia will tour the country in March. Tickets are on sale now visit www.oceanfilmfestivalaustralia.com.au
BRISBANE 4 March – Schonell Cinema, University of Queensland
MELBOURNE 5 March – The Capitol Theatre, RMIT
GOLD COAST 6 March – The Reading Cinema, Biggera Waters
CAIRNS 7 March – Centre of Contemporary Arts
TOWNSVILLE 8 March – Riverway Arts Centre
ADELAIDE 12 March – Mercury Cinema
CANBERRA 12 March – National Film and Sound Archives
SYDNEY 13 March – The Hayden Orpheum, Cremorne
AVOCA BEACH 14 March – Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
NEWCASTLE 15 March – Tower Cinemas
DARWIN 19 March – Darwin Entertainment Centre
PERTH 20 & 21 March – The State Theatre Centre of WA, Northbridge
BROOME 22 March – Sun Pictures
HOBART 26 March – Stanley Burbury Theatre, UTAS Sandy Bay Campus
BYRON BAY 27 March – The Palace Cinema