Ocean Film Festival returns to Edinburgh

About Ocean Film Festival

The Ocean Film Festival returns to Edinburgh again this September to highlight the beauty and power of the ocean celebrating divers, kayakers, swimmers, surfers and oceanographers who live for the ocean each day. The festival will inspire viewers to explore, respect, enjoy, and protect our oceans in the form of a film. With origins in Australia, the UK tour will also visit London, Bath, Glasgow and more cities taking the films to an audience across the country.

Apex Hotels support Edinburgh screening

If you’re in Edinburgh during September, we’d love for you to help us support the festival. We’re supporting the festival as part of our Do Something Different campaign highlighting different things to do across the UK this autumn. A series of short films come together in an extraordinary collection from above and below the surface during this inspiring and thought-provoking night. You’ll be taken on a journey across the globe surfing the erratic waves of Iceland, kayaking through the treacherous Aleutian Islands and more.

In support of the festival, one of Apex Hotels Directors, Jo Harbisher, is leading the way again this year in promoting the event. Jo champions the company’s environmental objectives. Her interests in diving and love for the ocean play a big part in her passion for the festival. Each Apex Hotel also plays its own part in environmental sustainability by supporting events like the festival alongside many practical schemes. These include recycling, compact waste disposal, friendly laundry practices in a dedicated, local facility, and disposal of leftover supplies to local charities.

Edinburgh screening

Edinburgh 14 September Festival theatre at 7.30pm

Each screening will show 7 films of inspirational tales, capturing ocean culture from across the globe.

  • Kayaking the Aleutians (36 minutes)
  • The Right (2 minutes)
  • Gold of Bengal (43 minutes)
  • The Accord (18 minutes)
  • Ocean Stories: The Halls (20 minutes)
  • India’s First Surfer Girl (5 minutes)
  • *One Voice (6 minutes)

Head over to our Facebook page on 29 August 2016 to enter our Ocean Film Festival competition. Enter for your chance to win two tickets to the Edinburgh screening on 14 September.