Ocean Film Festival Australia

TWO MORE SHORT FILMS ANNOUNCED AT THE SCREENINGS FILMS WILL COMPLETE THE 2016 PROGAM

OCEAN STORIES: THE HALLS

20 mins | USA | Underwater Filmmaking

Howard and Michele Hall have made a life of diving into the unknown in search of unique marine subjects for their IMAX films. With over four decades of marine cinematography experience, seven Emmy awards, and countless features in the likes of National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, and NOVA, the Halls are the world’s premiere underwater filmmakers. In Ocean Stories: The Halls, we are taken on a visual adventure beneath the waves and into the alien world of the deep.

GOLD OF BENGAL

43 mins | FRANCE | Sailing/Adventure

Join Frenchman Corentin de Chatelperron on a voyage through the islands of Indonesia in a boat crafted entirely from jute composite. Corentin set sail with two egg-laying hens, a small greenhouse to grow potatoes, and various other handmade contraptions for 6 months’ sailing around the deserted islands of the Gulf of Bengal. Weathering storms, lost and broken gear, loneliness, success and failure Gold of Bengal will take you on a voyage of discovery and exploration.

THE RIGHT

2 mins | USA | Big Wave Surfing

Gold Coast surfer Ryan Hipwood has made a career out of surfing the borderline impossible and "The Right" in Western Australia surely qualifies for that distinction. There are waves at "The Right" that actually are impossible to make. Watch in awe as Mark Mathews, Dean Morrison, and a handful of others willing to roll the dice take on this monster slab.

LIKE NOTHING ELSE

5 mins | HAWAII | Wind Surfing

Bringing some of the world's best windsurfers to the big screen this short film is jam packed with big air, incredible stunts, impressive surfing and heart wrenching drops. Like Nothing Else put's NeilPryde's windsurfing sails and pro athletes to the test and the results are mindblowing.

KAYAKING THE ALEUTIANS

36 mins | UK | Kayaking/Adventure

Labelled as perhaps the greatest, as yet undone, technical sea kayak expedition in the world, explorers Justine Curgenven and Sarah Outen set out to paddle 2,500km along the Aleutian chain of islands in Alaska to the nearest road. Alone for 101 days in one of the windiest, roughest places on earth, the two women are swept away from land by unknown currents, pounded by rough seas and approached by bears. Experiencing an edge-of-your-seat journey, they gain a rare insight into themselves, the rich wildlife and this harsh yet beautiful landscape.

ONE VOICE

6 mins | HAWAII | Marine Life

This is the story of a sentient beings epic battle to prove to the world that is has every right to call this pale blue dot their home. The North Pacific Humpback Whale was hunted to the brink of extinction. The early 70's brought us close to no return, only about 500 left in the entire North Pacific. 40 years later and we're looking at a population over 25,000. In one lifetime we have witnessed one of the greatest success stories in conservation history.

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