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All aboard for the Ocean Film Festival World Tour!

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Posted Monday, September 2, 2019 - 4:12pm

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is bringing three nights of spectacular ocean films to Exeter this autumn, landing at the Corn Exchange on 19-21 September.

Visiting more than 35 locations, the event involves a selection of short films telling seafaring storiesfrom both above and below the water’s surface. Witness mind-blowing marine life, wild adventures and stunning cinematography – all on the big screen!

“From surfers to fisherman, and marine scientists to artists, these films feature fascinatingcharacters who have dedicated their lives to the sea’s salt spray,” says tour director Nell Teasdale.

“This is your chance to dip your toes into the wonders of the big blue – from the comfort of a cinemaseat!”

As well as mesmerising films, each screening will see a free prize giveaway to win ocean-related goodies too.

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour originated in Australia, with the aim of inspiring people to explore, respect, enjoy and protect the oceans, and this is the sixth year that it has toured the UK and Ireland. To find out more, watch the trailer and book tickets, visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk.

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.

Surfer Dan

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 Michiganwhere, 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.