The International Ocean Institute (IOI-Canada), WWF-Canada, Canadian Wildlife Federation, Ecology Action Centre, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Nova Scotia Chapter, Museum of Natural History, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and Marine Affairs – Dalhousie University, are proud to present the 5th annual Halifax Oceans Film Festival (HOFF), taking place on June 15, 17 and 18, 2014 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia. All screenings are FREE to attend and begin at 7 PM.
JUNE 15th is the Ocean Shorts & Stories screening featuring selected short films covering topics such as diving with sharks, life on a traditional 28-foot wooden boat and women fishers. Local filmmakers will be in attendance and available for questions and discussion about their films.
On JUNE 17th is a back to back screening of A Sea Turtle Story (Kathy Shultz) followed by Bag It! Is Your Life Too Plastic (Suzan Beraza). A Sea Turtle Story is a short animation that tells the story of critically endangered sea turtles and their treacherous journey from hatching on the beach to life in the ocean as they face numerous threats from both animals and humans. Bag It! Is Your Life Too Plastic is an award winning full-length documentary that looks at the day-to-day use of plastic in society and the impact it has on our oceans and environment.
On JUNE 18th features another double screening of Groundswell (Chris Malloy) and Paddle to the Ocean (Kelsey Thompson & Zac Crouse), wrapping up HOFF for 2014. Groundswell is a 25-minute surf adventure story that takes place on the Canadian Pacific Coast. A group of surfers considers the impact of future energy resources, geopolitics, aboriginal rights and more while experiencing the wilderness and wildlife of the pacific coast and rainforest. Paddle to the Ocean tells a young man’s story of mourning the loss of a friend as he travels by canoe from Ottawa to Halifax. This film takes a close look at the healing powers of nature and recreation.
HOFF is a volunteer based film event in Halifax Nova Scotia. It’s goal to educate and inspire individuals about ocean and coastal topics, both local and global. The festival promotes responsible ocean governance and the stewardship and sustainable use of coastal and ocean resources in Canada and around the world.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Jarrett Corke or Valerie Kendall - firstname.lastname@example.org
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