Fantastic footage from above and below the water’s surface features in a series of short films coming to Cambridge
Immerse yourself in the wonders of the ocean on 20 September with a showcase of enthralling short films at Lady Mitchell Hall.
The screening comes our way as part of the Ocean Film Festival, an event from the Banff Film Festival’s producers which brings together the world’s finest films inspired by the sea and celebrates the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for its waves and marvel at its mysteries.
Expect sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface, from awe-inspiring surfing scenes to majestic marine life and everything in between.
Films selected for this year’s programme include The Accord: a film which follows Heiðar Logi Elíasson, Iceland’s first and only professional surfer, on his incredible journey through Iceland’s breathtaking terrain.
Kayaking the Aleutians promises to be another highlight, an account of Justine Curgenven and Sarah Outen’s kayaking expedition along the Aleutian chain of islands in Alaska.
At the mercy of the windiest, roughest conditions imaginable for 101 days, the two women gain insight into themselves and the harsh yet richly beautiful landscape.
Also showing are The Right: Australian Gold Coast Surfer Ryan Hippwood’s story of taking on one of the world’s most dangerous and unpredictable waves, plus the visually spectacular Gold of Bengal, which joins Frenchman Corentin de Chatelperron on a voyage through the islands of Indonesia in a boat crafted entirely from jute composite.
The event begins at 7.30pm and tickets are £13. There’s also a bar that will be open from 6.30pm serving drinks.