The ninth annual Ocean Film Festival hits Australian shores in just a few weeks time, with over 45 screenings happening around the country starting from March 1st. 


Settle in for a mammoth three hour session, with eight ocean themed short films that will transport you around the world, and of course, down into the depths of the big ol’ blue. 

This year’s collection features all new films that document the vast power and beauty of the ocean and celebrates all those who live for it – from divers, surfers, and swimmers, to oceanographers, photographers, and conservationists.

There are two stories from Australia in the line up; Eyre and Sea, about a man living on the Great Australian Bight who’s created a relationship with sea lions, and I Am Ocean about a photographer who finds refuge in the ocean and the life that it holds after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. 

Tickets are on sale now! So find the screening closest to you below and hit the cinema (and then the sea!). 


Ocean Film Festival Dates


Canberra, National Film & Sound Archives (NFSA): Tuesday 15, Wed 16 & Thursday 17 March



Avalon Beach, United Cinemas: Thursday 25 March

Avoca Beach, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre: Friday 18 March

Byron Bay, Byron Theatre: Friday 12 & Saturday 12 March

Coffs Harbour, The Jetty: Friday 11 March

Newcastle, Event Cinemas Kotara: Wednesday 16 March

Sydney city, Opera Quays: Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 March

Sydney east, The Ritz Cinemas: Tuesday 1 March

Sydney north, The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace: Wednesday 2, Thursday 3 & Friday45 March

Wollongong, Uni Movies: Thursday 10 March



Alice Springs, Araluen Arts Centre: Thursday 3 March

Darwin, Deckchair Cinema: Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 June



Brisbane, Brisbane Powerhouse: Wednesday 2, Thursday 3, Friday 4 & Saturday 5 March

Cairns, CPAC: Friday 18 March

Gold Coast, Home of the Arts (HOTA): Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 March

Noosa, The J: Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 March

Townsville: Civic Theatre Thursday 17 March



Adelaide, The Capri Theatre: Saturday 5 March



Hobart, Village Cinemas: Wednesday 16 & Thursday 17 March

Launceston, The Tramsheds: Saturday 19 March



Melbourne, Astor Theatre: Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 March



Albany, Albany Entertainment Centre: Saturday 12 March

Broome, Sun Pictures: Saturday 26 March

Bunbury, BREC: Thursday 10 March

Geraldton, Queenspark Theatre: Saturday 19 March

Margaret River, HEART: Friday 11 March

Perth, State Theatre Centre of WA: Wednesday 17, Thursday 28, Friday 29 & Saturday 30 April