SURF’S UP IN BIRMINGHAM AT THE OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL
The Ocean Film Festival World Tour hits Birmingham this September and is a must for all water sports and aquatics fans.
The Ocean Film Festival features a carefully curated collection of short films delving into all aspects of the world’s oceans, from mind-boggling marine life to intrepid seafaring adventures. Audiences can expect extreme wave riding, incredible underwater cinematography and astounding footage of rarely explored corners of the world – all on the big screen!
Film highlights from the 2019 Ocean Film Tour include:
A Peace Within
Philip Gray is known as an extreme artist, but painting underwater is his biggest challenge yet! The Peace Within joins Philip as he ventures below the surface to paint Mexico’s astounding cenotes – clear-water subterranean pools, viewed by the ancient Mayans as gateways to the afterlife.
Sun, sea and sand typically come to mind when you think about surfing, but this is not your typical surfing film. Landlocked ocean-lover Dan Schetter lives on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan where, in winter, strong winds across the water create deadly currents, icebergs and… waves. Known for being the crazy guy with an icy beard who catches waves in January, this is Dan’s story.
I am Fragile
This stunning short film showcases the spectacular landscapes and wildlife of the remote Arctic, creating a lasting visual message that will inspire all who watch it to protect this wild yet fragile region. Shot across 6,000km, from West Greenland to Canada, this is a love letter to the spell-binding frozen north.
The festival hits the shores of Brum on the 25 September at the Crescent Theatre
To find out more and book tickets, visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk.
Main Photo: By Travis Burke of Freediver Chelsea Yamasee