Tonight’s short films (see running order below) explore adventures in the world’s oceans followed, after the interval, by an evening with Cal Major, ocean advocate, explorer and founder of Paddle Against Plastic. Driven by her passion for preserving and protecting our coastline, Cal uses epic stand-up paddleboard adventures – including a world-first, 1,000-mile paddle from Land’s End to John O’ Groats in 2018 – to highlight the issue of plastic pollution, capture imaginations and promote positive change.
Free Flow, 4.15’, Dir Paul Diffley, UK
Hazel Findlay enjoys an epic day of mountain running and solo climbing in the mountains of Snowdonia.
Surface, 6.57’, Dir John Rodosky, US
Travel to Tahiti where award-winning photographer Ben Thouard works to capture a new perspective of the underwater world – the elusive ‘through-the wave’ shot.
Tonic of the sea, 8.15’, Dir Jonathan Scott, UK
A mini-doc that tells the story of how sea swimming has helped a young woman overcome some of the struggles that life throws our way.
In Current, 5.11’, Dir Ryan Heffernan, US
Amber Shannon is learning the tricks of the trade to become the next great boatmaster to row the rapids of the Grand Canyon in a wooden dory.
Anaiiyyuun: Prayer for the whale, 8.25’, Dir Kiliii Yuyan, Canada
The story of an Iñupiaq whaling crew, living where the vast plain of ice meets the waters of the Arctic Ocean. During whaling, their lives are interminable periods of silent observation, punctuated by moments of terror.
My Mom Vala, 9.45’, Dir RC Cone, US
Vala Árnadóttir lives in Iceland but travels to Greenland for work to fish rivers thick with migrating char. For Mathilda, Vala’s 10-year old daughter, Greenland lives only in the stories that her mother tells and her own imagination.