Ocean Film Festival 2016

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, turtles and sharks.

The films encourage viewers to dive headfirst into ocean adventure: audiences are invited sail the seas for 6 months with a charismatic French man as he embarks on a journey to test the boundaries of sustainability; they are lured into the waters off a remove chain of islands along western Alaska with two English kayakers attempting a new paddling route; and they are invited below the surface to discover the magic of the underwater world and the gentle giants who call the oceans their home.

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.

This year we have 8 great films in this year’s program. Audiences will explore the remote and rugged Alaskan Aleutian chain of islands with two adventurous kayakers attempting a world first. They will take a wild ride with the world’s most courageous surfers and windsurfers as they catch gigantic waves. Viewers will embark on a voyage through the tropical waters of the Bay of Bengal and remote Indonesian islands in a revolutionary new boat made from jute. They will immerse themselves in the majestic underwater world encountering rare and unique marine life with award winning filmmakers Michele and Howard Hall as their guides.

WHEN: April 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WHERE: Byron Theatre – 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
COST: Full $33 | Child U16 $23 | Group 15+ $28

Buy tickets at www.byroncentre.com.au

For further information visit oceanfilmfestivalaustralia.com.au