‘Mesmerising’ Ocean Film Festival set to dive into Llandudno!

A TOURING film festival is to bringing a collection of mesmerising ocean-themed films Llandudno next week.

The Ocean Film Festival is back for autumn 2021 with a new collection of the world’s most inspirational films from below and above the surface, and will stop at Venue Cymru on Friday, November 19.

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

Tour director Nell Teasdale said: “We can’t wait to set sail back into theatres with our latest inspirational collection of ocean films.

“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 during lockdown, either.

Nell added: “We’re so excited to share our latest collection of films and to bring together ocean-loving communities around the UK.

“So dive into a night of ocean adventure – up on the big screen!”

The Ocean Film Festival works with two charity partners: the Marine Conservation Society and Surfers Against Sewage.

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 cybersecurity expert to reach one of the last paradises on Earth – the volcanic Kuril Islands, between Russia and Japan.

‘Changing Tides’ – 2,000km, three months, two 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.

To find out more, watch the trailer and book tickets, visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk.

North Wales Pioneer | Llandudno