There's something oh-so-relaxing about staring at the sea; however, despite our glorious sunshine most the of year around, Brisbane isn't really a coastal city. Forget the fact that we have rivers, pools and man-made beaches instead by heading to the Ocean Film Festival World Tour. From April 16 to 18, it'll unleash a cinematic feast of water-focused wonders onto the big screen at the riverside Brisbane Powerhouse.
Viewers will spend time both above and below the ocean's surface thanks to a compilation of short films from around the world. Chase big waves with the surfers dedicated to the ultimate ocean rush, tag along as to men decide to row across the sea from Namibia to Brazil, find out what it's like to bond with a shark and follow a champion freediver — and they're just some of the sea adventures on offer.
Together, the program is united by a love of the ocean, an appreciation of the creatures who dwell in its waters and a curiosity to explore the substance that comprises more than two-thirds of the earth. It's the next best thing to diving in, all without getting wet.