The Ocean Film Festival is back for autumn 2021 with a brand-new collection of the world’s most inspirational ocean-themed films, from below and above the surface.  

Returning as a live theatre tour, the Ocean Film Festival features a selection of short films starring wild seafaring voyages, extreme watersports and marine conservation from the least explored depths of the planet.  

The Ocean Film Festival will head to Forum Theatre, Malvern on Wednesday 15 September, and tickets are now on sale.

“We can’t wait to set sail back into theatres with our latest inspirational collection of ocean films,” says tour director Nell Teasdale.  

“Witness intrepid human-powered challenges, mind-boggling marine life and incredible ocean cinematography, without getting your feet wet!”  

The Ocean Film Festival originated in Australia, with the aim of inspiring people to explore, respect, enjoy and protect the oceans. As well as mesmerising films, each screening will see a free prize giveaway to win ocean-related goodies. None of the films on the live tour were shown in the Ocean Film Festival’s virtual events over lockdown. 

“We’re so excited to share our latest collection of films and to bring together ocean-loving communities around the UK,” adds Nell. “So dive into a night of ocean adventure – up on the big screen!” 
To find out more, watch the trailer and book tickets, visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk. 

Film highlights include: 

FROM KURILS WITH LOVE 
A ragtag Russian marine biologist called Vladimir stows away on a boat filled with adventure junkies (and a world-renowned cybersecurity expert) to reach one of the last paradises on Earth – the volcanic Kuril Islands, between Russia and Japan. From this dramatically beautiful and inaccessible chain of islands, From Kurils With Love introduces us to a true warrior for the planet on an intimate journey of visual bliss… and sea lion chaos. 

CHANGING TIDES 
2,000km, 3 months, 2 kayaks – and zero single-use plastic. With giant icebergs, abundant wildlife and serious arm-power, university friends Lucy and Mathilde tackle an ambitious kayaking trip along the Inside Passage, down the coast of Alaska and Canada. With all of their 500 meals stored in paper, Changing Tides joins the duo on a journey of adventure, challenge, friendship and a deep love of the world’s oceans. 

Tickets are now on sale at www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/whats-on/ocean-film-festival-world-tour-4-2/