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Ocean Film Festival Coming To The PEC

A three-hour film festival will showcase the “mysteries of the big blue” at Proserpine Entertainment Centre in early March.

The 10th anniversary Ocean Film Festival World Tour is bringing the salt spray, the crest of waves, and the mesmerising power of the ocean to Proserpine on March 11.

In a series of short films, comprised of “sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface,”   the Film Festival will bring its celebration of divers, surfers, swimmers, and oceanographers who live for the sea to local audiences.

The Festival is brimming with captivating cinematography, awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences, and inspiring and thought-provoking footage complete with touching interviews and insightful narrations.

Festival founder Jemima Robinson said the message of environmental conservation may be a universal one but it was all the more relevant to audiences in the Whitsundays.

“With a personal passion for film and all things ocean, I wanted the Ocean Film Festival World Tour to become an avenue for promoting ocean conservation and bringing people together to celebrate mother nature,” Ms Robinson said.

“We have done this through sharing unique stories by independent filmmakers from around the globe, reaching many exciting milestones, and now we set our sights towards the next 10 years of making an even greater impact”.

The two-and-a-half-hour program showcases several films from independent filmmakers worldwide and has been hosted annually in 14 countries over 10 years, touching countless lives in and out of the ocean with 325,670 attending it thus far.

Tickets can be purchased from $26 at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre website.

WHAT: Ocean Film Festival World Tour

WHEN: Saturday, March 11, 7.00pm to 10.00pm

WHERE: Proserpine Entertainment Centre

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