Friday Oct 10, 2014

First International Ocean Film Tour stops in London

The first International Ocean Film Tour comes to London this month with eight spectacular short films from the world of water sports.

Ocean Film Tour: TrailerThe IOFT will take you to locations around the globe and far beneath the ocean’s surface and also includes acclaimed environmental documentaries.

Get on board with 15-year-old Laura Dekker as she seeks to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the world – all by herself – and hold your breath for a mind-blowingly deep descent with free-diver Guillaume Nery.

The one-off event takes place at Union Chapel in London on Saturday 25th October at 7pm. Look out for our competitions on Facebook and Twitter to win tickets or click here to buy your own.

The International Ocean Film Tour is for anyone who loves the power, beauty, danger and mystery of the sea. Here’s all you need to know about some of the incredible films on show with trailers.

Click here to buy tickets for the first International Ocean Film Tour on Saturday 25th October at 7pm.

Attention: A Life in Extremes


Attention: A Life in Extremes is based on the stories of three extraordinary men. They are athletes with incredible adventurism, challenging the body's physical and mental limits. But what makes them do it? In this special edit for the International Ocean Film Tour we get a glimpse into Guillaume Néry's world as a top free diver who dives without oxygen equipment to record-breaking ocean depths.



Born on a boat and raised in shipyards, Laura Dekker grew up with one dream: to sail around the world alone. At thirteen, her daring plot sparked resistance from Dutch authorities and a global storm of media scrutiny. A year later, she won the right to set sail. Now, far from land, family, and unwanted attention, Laura spends her pivotal teenage years exploring the world alone in search of freedom, adventure, and lost childhood dreams.

Last Ocean


The Ross Sea, Antarctica is the most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth. Scientists describe it as our last 'living laboratory', a place that can teach us about the workings of all marine ecosystems. But the fishing industry recently found its way to the seculded spot, targeting Antarctic Toothfish. The Last Ocean follows the race to protect the Ross Sea from our insatiable appetite for fish, and raises the simple ethical question: do we fish Earth’s last untouched ocean or do we protect it? 

Ray: A Life Underwater


Ray: A Life Underwater, an award winning, life-affirming short by director Amanda Bluglass is an intimate portrait of an extraordinary man. 75-year-old former commercial diver Ray Ives has scoured the seabed for treasure his whole life, amassing an amazing hoard of scavenged artifacts. A rogue, with an eye for the ladies - and anything which glitters, Ray reflects on his pioneering career in deep-sea diving whilst tending his extraordinary collection of swords, cannon, bottles and coins. 



Madagascar was just a wave and some wind. Then the kiters arrived in the remote village of Lavanono and met the Antandroy, the people from the thorns. They shared their experience of kite surfing the most beautiful spots in the area with the village people and in turn the village opened their doors and invited in the travellers, sharing their customs and way of life. 

Click here to buy tickets for the first International Ocean Film Tour on Saturday 25th October at 7pm.

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