LEISURE: Ocean Film Festival coming to Bournemouth on their UK tour

By Jessica Skelton

For their 10th anniversary, the Australian Ocean Film Festival is visiting the BCP area this Autumn. 

Immerse yourself into multiple ocean-themed films that capture life above and below the water. Celebrating the beauty of our oceans and with the goal to remind everyone how precious they are, these short films will inspire and inform.

Ocean Film Festival, pictures from a series of short films

 Film festival founder, Jemima Robinson promotes that they started the project to, 

“not only inspire the world to explore and enjoy our oceans, but also to protect and respect them.”

Additionally, she expresses that with her passion towards film and all things ocean, she wanted to create an environment where people could come together to celebrate Mother Nature. 

Shown in the screening there are a range of captivating short films. With some examples being Broken Breath, shown in the image above, Bluetits and The Custodians. Also, with each screening, free prize giveaways take place where you win ocean-themed goods. Visit their website to read more about the selected films. 

With the film festival originating in Australia, over the last 10 years they have shown their passion in 14 countries. They have displayed the work of 89 independent filmmakers worldwide, giving them an audience and a platform. And if showing the world how much we need to protect our waters  wasn’t enough, they have donated over £21,000 to ocean charities. 

Their UK tour

Ocean Film Festival, picture from short film Salty Sea Dogs

Travelling the UK as part of their world tour, Poole and Christchurch locations are welcoming the captivating short films. 

The Marine Conservation Society and PADI- the world’s largest diving organisation, is presenting the 2023 UK tour.

The dates and locations are:

  • The Lighthouse, Poole: 5th October 2023 at 7:30PM
  • The Regent Centre, Christchurch: 23rd of November 2023 at 7:30PM

Although these productions aren’t imminent, there’s no guarantees tickets will hang around long. In multiple locations around the UK, tickets have already sold out due to such a high demand. 

If you’re interested in booking tickets, or finding out more on the event click here for more information. 


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