• THE FILMS

    OFFICIAL SELECTION 2017

     

    an amazing & INSPIRING program

     

    adventure, exploration, emotion and courage

    enjoy!

     

  • SEA GYPSIES / THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

    category: AWESOME expedition & ADVENTURE

    48 minutes, Produced by: Nicholas Edwards

    The vessel is Infinity: a 120-foot nomadic sailing boat, built by hand in the 1970s, with no reinforced hull to protect her from ice damage. The crew is a band of free-spirited dissidents, with no permits, no insurance and no budget. During the iciest year on record in the Southern Ocean, Infinity and her 16-strong crew leave New Zealand to travel 8,000 miles across the Pacific to Patagonia – via Antarctica. This is a story about sailing, the camaraderie of a shared struggle and the raw, awe-inspiring power of the natural world. And it’s a glimpse into a lifestyle beyond the norm.

  • The legacy

    category: ENVironment

    5 minutes, Produced by: Erick Higuera

     

    The Legacy takes us to a remote archipelago in Mexico, where words like ‘abundance,’ ‘thriving,’ and ‘perfect and healthy populations’ are still being used to describe the marine environment.

    A spell-binding setting where even the majestic Giant Pacific Mantaray can flourish, the Revillagigedo Islands are evidence that the ocean’s biodiversity, and our hope, is not yet lost.

  • 4 Mums in a boat

    category: GREAT ADVENTURE & EMOTION

    When four middle-aged working British mums announced they wanted to row the Atlantic Ocean, their families thought they had lost their minds.

  • haven

    category: sport / freediving

    5 minutes, Produced by: Guillaume Néry

     

    Lying 50 metres below the surface, Haven is the largest shipwreck in the Mediterranean. Any journey down to the magnificent vessel is haunting and fascinating, but this expedition is even more captivating as it’s made by freedivers, including four-time world freediving champion Guillaume Néry, battling extreme depths, poor visibility and dangerous currents as they explore the wreck without supplementary oxygen.

  • WHALE CHASERS

    category: passion

    17 minutes, Produced by: Tess Brosnan

     

    Sitting high on a rugged hilltop looking out over New Zealand’s Cook Strait, an unusual team of ‘citizen scientists’ keeps watch for migrating humpback whales. They’re spotting for the Cook Strait Whale Count – a study into the recovery of New Zealand’s humpback population since the end of New Zealand whaling in 1964. These volunteers are uniquely skilled in watching whales: not only are they descendants of New Zealand’s 200-year history of whaling, they were all once whalers themselves…

  • stay with us

    category: abyss

    5 minutes, Produced by: Dustin Adamson

     

    The search for extra-terrestrial life has always fascinated humans, as we look to the darkness above and imagine what sort of alien beings share our universe. Stay With Us suggests that maybe we’ve been looking in the wrong place – and introduces creatures far stranger than those we can dream up for sci-fi films…