Film festival dives in deep

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on February 13, 2020

AUDIENCES at the Ocean Film Festival coming to Albany this month will witness the wonders of the big blue deep from the comfort of a theatre seat.

Coming to the Albany Entertainment Centre on February 26, the Ocean Film Festival will showcase a selection of short films spanning from the North Pole to the South Pacific.

These films from around the globe document the beauty and power of the ocean and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray, who chase the crests of waves and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.

A Corner of the Earth starring professional surfer Fraser Dovell explores his surfing during the brutal northern winters.

Swimming With Gentle Giants highlights wildlife photographer Scott Portelli’’s documentation and capturing of humpback whale behaviour in Tonga.

Deep Sea Polynesia shows a team of divers exploring the South Pacific’s coral during dives of up to 150m of previously unexplored waters.

You can secure your tickets to the event via the entertainment centre’s website – albanyentertainment.com.au – or at the box office.

The festival’s carefully curated selection of films will light up silver screens in 29 towns and cities.

Visit the Ocean Film Festival Australia Facebook page for updates and under sea tasters.