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Ocean Film Festival comes to Proserpine

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IN 2023 the Ocean Film Festival World tour will celebrate 10 years of inspiring, educating and protecting oceans around the globe.

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2023 will be coming to the Proserpine Entertainment Centre, on Saturday, March 11.

The film is designed to mesmerise and enthral and showcases sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.

The two-and-a-half-hour program, featuring films from independent filmmakers worldwide, has been hosted annually in 14 countries over a 10-year period, touching countless lives in and out of the ocean.

A special 10-year anniversary program is set to kick off in February, in Australia, before touring worldwide.

In just 10 years, the Film Festival has had 771 screenings throughout the globe, attracted 325,670 audience members, been screened in 14 countries, and 89 independent filmmakers work has been seen on the big screen.

It has also seen more than $40,000 donated to ocean charities.

Festival founder Jemima Robinson said she wanted the tour to promote ocean conservation.

“Ten years ago, we started the Ocean Film Festival World Tour with big dreams, not only to inspire the world to explore and enjoy our oceans but further to protect and respect them,” she said.

“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.

“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.”

Currently touring in Australia, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Vanuatu, the US and the UK, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour screens over two hours of the most inspirational, educational, and entertaining films related to the ocean.

The 2023 10th Anniversary of the Film Festival will include filmmaker Q&A’s in multiple locations around the country, live music at events, art, and photography exhibitions.

“Our aim over the next 10 years is to continue to support independent filmmakers getting their work seen, highlight important ocean environmental causes, and continue to foster our audiences’ love of the ocean,” Ms Robinson said.

Tickets available at www.proserpine.sales.ticketsearch.com or call the Box Office on 07 4945 0405 if you have spe3cific requests.

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