Glimpse at what lies beneath from the comfort of Paramount Cinema.

I love swimming in the ocean but prefer not to think about what other creatures may be in there with me. For this reason I have a slightly strained relationship with snorkelling: water = good, small and brightly coloured fish = fine, anything else = panic and accidental gulps of water.

The Ocean Film Festival is a chance to glimpse at what lies beneath from the dry comfort of a seat at Wellington's Paramount Cinema, without any breathing apparatus required. Your festival ticket gets you a curated selection of independent films, a mixture of shorter and longer pieces each with a different focus on life on top, under or beside the sea. You'll walk out of the cinema with a newfound or renewed appreciation for the great blue yonder and what we can do to take better care of it. And quite possibly with a craving for fish 'n' chips.

Published on March 20, 2017 by Frances Speer

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