Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2021 - Rio Theatre (2021)

  • Documentary, ocean, surfing, photography, freediving
  • 2h 10m

RENT FOR 48 HOURS 7 June - 21 June Presented by the Rio Theatre. $3 from every ticket goes to Save Our Shores

This unique collection of short films from around the globe 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.

Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers 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.

Paddle the inside Passage along the Canadian coast entirely plastic free, swim with a wild dolphin named Dusty in Ireland and push the boundaries of skim-boarding. The 2021 Ocean Film Festival World Tour will provide a welcome relief and aquatic inspiration for every kind of ocean lover.

Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour 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.

FILM INFORMATION:

Rebirth - 6 minutes UK Meet Benoit, a surfer from the Basque country, fighting for his love of riding waves after a freak accident resulted in him losing an arm. Through deep perseverance and an upbeat spirit, the challenge to adapt develops Benoit both physically and mentally.

Voice Above Water - 11 minutes USA the story of Wayan Nyo, a 90 year old fisherman who can no longer fish due to the amount of plastic piling up in the ocean. In a change of pace, Wayan decides to use his fishing boat and net to pull rubbish from the water in the hopes of being able to fish again.

Kate Hamsikova: The Sea to Me - 3 minutes UK Kate Hamiskova is a freediver a**nd swimming instructor whose connection with the sea grew thanks to a single local dolphin, Dusty. Dusty has inspired Kate to push the limits of what she is able to do and build her self-confidence around exploring the ocean.

Race to Alaska (Tour Edit)- 55 minutes USA The ultimate DIY boat race! Race to Alaska chronicles the race over a period of 5 years and shows not only the competition but the camaraderie of the races, the ingenuity of the vessels and the hardships all must endure if they want to be the one to take home the $10,000 first place prize at the end.

Yarrow - 5 minutes Australia Follow the creative process of fine art photographer David Yarrow as he steps ashore the min-blowing wildlife scenes of South Georgia.

Me and the Sea -10 minutes Australia A short study into freediving – the breathwork, the technique, the adventure, the reward. As a novice freediver, Fransizka discovers a freedom deep below sea level she’d never before experienced.

Matador - 3 minutes USA When you combine a professional skim-boarder, a bunch of swell-chasers, underwater and aerial shots and a killer soundtrack and you’ve got the energy raising, “gotta-see-it-to-believe-it” film that is Matador.

From Kurils with Love - 25 minutes USA Meet Dr. Vladimir Burkanov is the world’s expert on the Kuril Island’s and has seen decade’s-long changes in the region firsthand. A true warrior for the planet, this film takes you on an intimate journey of visual bliss, sea lion chaos and hope for a greater conservation effort.

Changing Tides - 18 minutes Australia Lucy Graham and Mathilde Gordon’s passion led them to kayak for 3 weeks down the Inside Passage entirely single-use plastic-free!!! Demonstrating that if it can be done in a damp, rainy, salty and cramped environment, then it can surely be done in the average household.