A FILM festival exploring the unknown world of the deep oceans is coming to Abingdon.

The Ocean Film Festival is back for autumn 2021 with a brand-new collection of the world’s most inspirational ocean-themed films, from below and above the surface.

The festival will be returning as a live theatre tour featuring a selection of short films starring wild seafaring voyages, extreme watersports and marine conservation from the least explored depths of the planet.

This year’s line-up includes an iceberg-dodging kayak expedition, the extreme sport of skimboarding and much more.

Tour director Nell Teasdale said: “We can’t wait to set sail back into theatres with our latest inspirational collection of ocean films.

“Witness intrepid human-powered challenges, mind-boggling marine life and incredible ocean cinematography, without getting your feet wet.”

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The Ocean Film Festival originated in Australia, with the aim of inspiring people to explore, respect, enjoy and protect the oceans.

As well as mesmerising films, each screening will see a free prize giveaway to win ocean-related goodies.

Mr Teasdale said: “We’re so excited to share our latest collection of films and to bring together ocean-loving communities around the UK. So dive into a night of ocean adventure – up on the big screen.”

The film festival will be shown at Amey Theatre in Abingdon on September 25.

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