It is a selection of short films showing us the beauty and might" of the ocean, and it recognises the efforts and work of the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for this kind of work. They are continually chasing the large waves and are always engaged and fascinated by the mysteries of the oceans throughout the world.
This is a world tour and the vision of the makers is to inspire the viewers to "explore, respect, enjoy, and protect our oceans". Film is the main reason for the Ocean Film Festival World Tour and organisers aim to share the best films from around the globe with various audiences.
In March 2018, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour will show over 2 hours of the most "inspirational, educational and entertaining films" related to the world's oceans and these films will be made by both independent filmmakers and international as well as Australian people.
Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with some moving footage, interesting and informative interviews, and valuable narrations. Each of the festival's films conveys a deep appreciation for the world's oceans and the all the engrossing creatures that call the oceans their home.
At the Ocean Film Festival World Tour work is done with local conservation partners to help support the important work they do in order to keep our oceans clean and safe. In 2017 the following organisation worked on ocean conservation:
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) These people are the voice for Australia's ocean wildlife. They're an independent charity and are manned by a dedicated group of professional and ardent "scientists, educators and advocates" who have been looking after the welfare of the Australian oceans for some 50 years.
AMCS works on the big issues concerning these oceans and their main focus is:
To create large marine national parks (marine sanctuaries)
Make our fisheries sustainable
Protect and recover our threatened ocean wildlife, such as our sharks, seals and whales.
The Project AWARE Foundation
This is a growing movement of scuba divers who are protecting the ocean, with one dive at a time in mind.
Project AWARE supports many global organisations of divers who are working in their own communities to protect oceans and implement lasting change, while focusing on two major ocean issues – Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, or trash, in our vast ocean.
Therefore $1 from every ticket sold to the Ocean Film Festival Australia screenings in Adelaide, Sydney Orpheum & Riz, Perth, Melbourne and Hobart will be donated to Project AWARE to support their important work.
Sea Shepherd Australia
Sea Shepherd is a non-profit conservation organisation which is very well known and whose aim is to stop the destruction of "habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans" so that we can conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
Sea Shepherd Australia, as we often read about, use innovative tactics to "investigate, document and take action" when necessary to expose the illegal actions on the Oceans.
Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
The movies will run for approximately 180 minutes though this is subject to change, and here is a video clip with a "teaser" of this Event:
State Theatre Centre
Heath Ledger Theatre
174-176 William Street
13th to 16th March 2018
7.00 pm start
$26 to $36
To get your tickets, please click on this link.