Water World

Sussex audiences will be able to immerse themselves in the wonders of the ocean without getting their feet wet as the Ocean Film Festival World Tour returns to Brighton Dome (Corn Exchange) on the 14 September.

Originating in Australia, The Ocean Film Festival will showcase two hours of footage taken above and below the water’s surface, celebrating divers, surfers, creatures of the deep and the beauty and power of the sea.  The scenes showing at the festival of divers swimming with great whites is sure to have you on the edge of your seat!

Highlights of the films include:

Devocean: South African born Bruno spent the majority of his life in or on the water.  However in 1998 a tragic event left him a paraplegic. In an instant he plunged from carefree surf guide, sailor, scuba diver and traveller to the depths of despair. 

A chance wave and the restorative powers of the ocean showed Bruno a new path in life, one that would be rich, full, diverse and salty. Devocean is an inspirational story of life’s lessons as taught by the sea.

Oceanminded:  Following champion freediver Hanli Prinsloo along the coast of South Africa and Mozambique. Her underwater journey takes her into the realm of the ocean’s most feared predator – the shark. The often feared creatures are portrayed in a very different light, one of beauty and respect. It´s an adventure full of risks and passions – on one breath! 

A Small Surfer: Known as the Flying Squirrel, Quincy Symonds may well be the best six-year-old surfer and skater on the planet.   The Queenslander only started surfing about 18 months ago and, in a very short time, has captured the attention of the surfing world, gained multiple sponsors and garnered a fanatical following on social media.  Prepare to be gobsmacked!