The Ocean Film Festival World Tour
Get ready to freedive off the coast of Western Australia, visit the Cairns turtle rehabilitation centre or sail a backyard hobby yacht from England to Aukland – the 2018 Ocean Film Festival is coming to Melbourne in March as part of its World Tour.
There will be three screenings of nine short films over two big days: at Village Cinemas Crown on Tuesday March 20 from 6.30pm–9.30pm and from 6.45pm–9.45pm, and on Wednesday March 21 at Windsor’s Astor Theatre from 7.15pm–10.45pm.
The films from around the world showcase the beauty of our oceans through high-resolution cinematography, with surfers, divers, sailors and swimmers sharing their stories and connections with the sea.
This year’s program features a host of Aussie talent both in front of and behind the camera, and films including Victorian filmmaker Cassie DeColling exploration of WA's Rowley's Reef with freediver Ai Futaki; a quirky two-minute short from a female filmmaker/animator from Victoria; and the story of two crazy Latvians on a second-hand ocean-crossing rowboat named "Linda".
Proceeds from select Festival events go to the Australian Marine Conservation Society, the Project AWARE Foundation and Sea Shepherd.
Find out more about the festival, and screenings in other Australia cities here.