With five UK dates on its schedule, the Int. Ocean Film Tour Volume 2 sets sail in Plymouth on 15 May with a special premiere before heading to London on 17 May, then Bristol on 19 May before finishing with two dates in Scotland, in Glasgow and Edinburgh on 21 and 22 May. But before and after that, it will also delight audiences in Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Austria. So mark your calendars, the two-hour programme with a 15 minute intervals in between each movie will showcase the best water sports and environmental films of the year. Online tickets are already on sale so hurry up. And what can you look forward to?
AND THEN WE SWAM
Adventure | UK 2013 | Directed by Ben Finney | 35 minutes
Rowing rookies Ben Stenning and James Adair have never even spent a night at sea before. They don’t have a support boat. Undeterred they set out on their dream to row 3,500 miles across the Indian Ocean from Australia to Mauritius. 116 days later, just 5 miles from the finish a gigantic wave hits their boat and they capsize five miles offshore. And Then We Swam is the funny and inspiring story of why two such unlikely mariners were prepared to pay the ultimate penalty for a taste of freedom and adventure.
Surfing | USA 2014 | Directed by Dan Norkunas | 15 minutes
When the swell is right, nothing on earth can keep a surfer from the waves. It’s true what they say: the ocean is the place where boys become men and men become boys – again. It always depends on waves. Attractive Distractions takes us on a journey to the world’s best surf spots: Maui, Portugal, New Zealand, Mentawais Islands, Indonesia and Australia. Featuring: Albee Layer, Matt Meola, Kai Barger, John John Florence, Tyler Larronde, Dege O'Connell and Torrey Meister.
Environment | USA 2013 | Directed by Rob Stewart | 28 minutes
Continuing his adventurous journey around the world, filmmaker Rob Stewart brings us (R)Evolution, an environmental documentary that is inspiring humanity to change the world and save our planet. Along with world renowned experts, he learns that past evolutions can help solve some of our current and future environmental problems. Startling, beautiful, and provocative, (R)Evolution has already won awards at international film festivals and shows us that we can make a difference.
Wake boarding | USA 2014 | Directed by Sean Kilgus | 5 minutes
Here comes the next level of wakeboarding - a movement to put the sport and its riders right at the top of the action sports world. Prime dives deep into the heart of the most progressive riding today, delving into the minds and exploring the physical potential of wakeboarding and wakeskating’s best.
THE CRYSTAL LABYRINTH
Cave Diving | Canada 2014 | Directed by Bryan Smith & David Pearson | 22 minutes
The Bahamas are famous for their white beaches and the world’s deepest ‘blue holes’. Few people know that there is also a vast system of underwater caves hidden beneath the open forests of the islands. And according to divers Brian Kakuk and Brett Hemphill the most interesting diving spots are not to be found offshore but below the surface. The biggest part of the underground labyrinth is still waiting to be discovered. Even with years of experience and technical know-how, every single dive into the unknown is an adventure requiring nerves of steel.
Red Bull STORM CHASE
Windsurfing | Germany 2014 | Directed by: Florian Gebbert & Jobst von Paepcke | 15 minutes
For windsurfers the storm of the century is like winning the lottery: Once the wind speeds hits the shore at 100 kmph, only the cream of the crop stands a chance. Using the swell as kickers the athletes are hurled into the skies, reaching heights of 18 meters plus. Back on land they scan the weather forecast, constantly searching for the next storm. Storm Chase is a full throttle windsurf action movie with big aerials featuring the best riders on the scene including Thomas Traversa (France), Marcilio Browne (Brazil) and Leon Jamaer and Dany Bruch (Germany) competing around the world from Ireland and Cornwall to Tasmania.
Details on locations, dates and tickets can be found on the IOFT official website.