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Monday 19 October 2020

Ocean Film Festival World Tour Virtual Edition Sets Sail For Brighton

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is bringing a brand-new collection of ocean-themed films to Brighton front rooms this October and November, in its first ever virtual edition.
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The online film evenings involve a collection of short films telling stories of seafaring adventure, carefree characters and mind-blowing marine life from the depths of the big blue. 

Witness nautical voyages, coastal scenery and cinematography from the comfort of your sofa – without getting your feet wet.

"It's time to celebrate the world's incredible oceans, and we're thrilled to be presenting the Ocean Film Festival 2020 in this exciting new format!" says tour director Nell Teasdale.

"From rowing 4,000 miles across the Atlantic to surfing the spectacular cold-water waves of British Columbia, this inspirational collection of films is guaranteed to whet your appetite for an ocean adventure." 


As well a the films, viewers will have exclusive access to Q&As with top ocean film-makers and behind the scenes footage. 

The virtual events, delivered from the Ocean Film Festival team's new Backyard Theatre, will also feature a live prize draw to win ocean-related prizes.

There are two shows, on 25-27 October and 17-19 November. 

Films start at 7.30pm, with audience members invited to explore the virtual foyer from 6.30pm, where they can download the tour magazine, enter the prize draw, take on the ultimate Ocean Film Festival quiz and much more. 

The show will be available for 48 hours afterwards as well.

"While we are unable to join ocean-lovers live in theatres, we are really excited to be presenting our first ever virtual Ocean Film Festival," says Nell. 

"So grab the popcorn, make a brew, get your friends watching at the same time – we can't wait to 'virtually' see you for a night of inspiration!"

by: Mike Cobley




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