Ocean Film Festival goes virtual

The Ocean Film Festival UK and Ireland Tour is going virtual for the first time ever in 2020, with a brand-new collection of the world’s most exciting and captivating ocean-themed films.

The online film evenings will be presented from Snowline Media’s brand-new Backyard Theatre, offering audiences the chance to watch these incredible films at home, while also exploring our fantastic virtual foyer, which features behind-the-scenes interviews with film-makers, the ultimate Ocean Film Festival quiz, a kids’ section and much more. And our infamous prize draw will be held live on the night!

“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 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!”

The first virtual event took place on 25-27 October, and there's another chance to catch the show on 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 quiz and much more. The show will be available for 48 hours afterwards as well.

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour originated in Australia, with the aim of inspiring people to explore, respect, enjoy and protect the world’s oceans. Working to promote the Marine Conservation Society and Surfers Against Sewage, it has toured the UK & Ireland for the past six years, and this is the first ever virtual event. To find out more, watch the trailer and book tickets, visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk.