The Ocean Film Festival World Tour comes to Salisbury City Hall on Tuesday, September 24 as part of its UK and Ireland tour. The collection of ocean-themed films involves a selection of short films telling seafaring stories from both above and below surface – witness mind-blowing marine life, wild adventures and stunning cinematography – all on the big screen.

“From surfers to fisherman and marine scientists to artists, these films feature fascinating characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea’s salt spray,” tour director Nell Teasdale said.

“This is your chance to dip your toes into the wonders of the big blue – from the comfort of a cinema seat!”

Each screening will see a free prize giveaway to win ocean-related goodies

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour originated in Australia, with the aim of inspiring people to explore, respect, enjoy and protect the oceans, and this is the sixth year that it has toured the UK and Ireland. To find out more, watch the trailer and book tickets, visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk.

Film highlights include:

A Peace Within

Philip Gray is known as an extreme artist, but painting underwater is his biggest challenge yet! The Peace Within joins Philip as he ventures below the surface to paint Mexico’s astounding cenotes – clear-water subterranean pools, viewed by the ancient Mayans as gateways to the afterlife.

A Peace Within – Philip Gray

Surfer Dan

Sun, sea and sand typically come to mind when you think about surfing, but this is not your typical surfing film. Landlocked ocean-lover Dan Schetter lives on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan where, in winter, strong winds across the water create deadly currents, icebergs and… waves. Known for being the crazy guy with an icy beard who catches waves in January, this is Dan’s story.

Surfer Dan

I am Fragile

This stunning short film showcases the spectacular landscapes and wildlife of the remote Arctic, creating a lasting visual message that will inspire all who watch it to protect this wild yet fragile region. Shot across 6,000km, from West Greenland to Canada, this is a love letter to the spell-binding frozen north.

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) trying to catch a prey between the melting pack ice, in Nunavut, north of Canada, Lancaster Sound, during summer 2017, North America.

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