Ocean Film Festival

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🌊 The Ocean Film Festival Tour is back for its 11th year, bringing you the most breathtaking ocean-themed films from around the world. This annual event is more than just a film festival - it’s a tribute to the beauty, power, and mystery of our oceans.

You’ll be transported above and below the water’s surface, exploring the world through the eyes of daring divers, intrepid surfers, enthusiastic swimmers, and dedicated oceanographers. Our unique collection of short films not only documents the awe-inspiring beauty and power of the ocean but also highlights the challenges our oceans face. Each film is a testament to the deep respect and appreciation we share for the world’s oceans and the incredible creatures that call them home.

This year’s Ocean Film Festival World Tour promises to be inspiring and thought-provoking, filled with moving footage and insightful narrations.

Finer Details
When: Sat 3rd Aug
Tickets; $25 per person
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Film Starts: 7pm

Antipasto Boxes available to pre-purchase for this event
 (just add them to your cart when purchasing your tickets).



Warren Ngarrae Foster, a Djirringanj Elder of Yuin country shares how his people have connected to the whales and dolphins of the area for generations and consider them family. This is a visually stunning celebration of an ancient culture and an ancient breed of marine life.


“Nomade des Mers,” a catamaran currently sailing around the world in search of low-tech innovation, pioneering the development of sustainable and affordable technologies. Captained by Corentin de Chatelperron from the film Gold of Bengal, Wave of Change documents his ongoing quest for a sustainable life and a life at sea. This low-tech
surfing adventure shares a unique way to chase waves with minimal impact.


Sitting high on a rugged hilltop looking out over New Zealand’s Cook Strait, an unusual team of senior ‘citizen scientists’ keeps watch for migrating humpback whales. They’re spotting for the Cook Strait Whale Count – a study into the recovery of New Zealand’s humpback population since the end of New Zealand whaling in 1964. These
volunteers are uniquely skilled in watching whales: Not only are they descendant of New Zealand’s 200-year history of whaling, they were all once whalers themselves.
Whale Chasers shares the voices of these dedicated characters who have traded harpoons for pencils and notepads, and is described by reviewers as “one of few films where the bloody history of whaling is reconciled with modern sensibilities and aesthetics”. Pirates, conspiracy, life-and-death on the high seas: Whale Chasers is not for
the light of heart, but about the heart of whale conservation.


Waking up on a cold, rainy Vancouver morning, most people choose to stay inside
gripping their steaming coffee. This is not the case for Roberta Cenedese, as her
mornings look drastically different. Instead, she wakes up and heads for the ocean to
dive into the frigid waters of the Pacific Northwest, only wearing a bathing suit.
Through triumph and failure, Roberta trains for one of the most challenging feats in
action sports; an ice mile in three degree water. Joint resident seals on this gripping
and adventurous journey, where Roberta’s intimate connection to the Salish Sea is
front and centre.


In the heart of British Columbia’s breathtaking wilderness, Orcalab stands as a beacon of dedication to the study of orcas. For over forty years, Helena Symonds, the Co-Director of this remote research station, has been immersed in the mesmerizing world of orca acoustics and behavior. Her unwavering commitment has led to an invaluable collection of audio recordings that unveil the intricate communication and profound emotions of these majestic beings. Yet, her work also underscores the urgent threats they face from pollution, noise disruptions, and dwindling food sources due to increasing human activity. Through “Sounds of a Generation,” Helena not only inspires a deep connection to the orca world but also advocates for their protection. Her life’s work serves as a powerful call to action, urging us to safeguard these extraordinary creatures and ensure their captivating sounds continue to echo for generations to come.


Follow filmmakers Spencer Frost and Guy Williment and surfers Letty Mortensen and Fraser Dovell as they journey to Kamchatka in the far east of Russia in search of new waves along the frozen, unexplored coastline. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk with more than 150 volcanoes (29 active) the Kamchatka Peninsula in Far Eastern Russia is as remote as it is unique. After 2 years of planning the trip was almost over before it started. An hour before boarding their flight to Moscow, Russia invaded Ukraine. At a time when the world was seeing the worst of human nature, these guys flew behind the iron curtain and found, to their surprise, the best of it. Mi-8 helicopters, skidoos, frozen campsites, and frozen bank accounts, this surf trip quickly became far more than anyone could imagine.


Brace yourself for a tidal wave of cuteness with ‘Spike Surfs’! Spike is the Melbourne marvel, who transformed from a land-loving pup to a bona fide surfing sensation.

So, why wait? Book your spot now and join us in celebrating the marvels of the ocean. Let’s ride the wave together! 🌊🎬

Raising funds for 'The Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew'
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE NORTHERN BEACHES CLEAN UP CREW HERE ->NB Clean Up Crew (northernbeachescleanupcrew.com)
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