The Ocean Film Festival World Tour returns to Keswick next week.

The event includes a selection of eight short films telling stories from above and below the water’s surface.

Tour director Nell Teasdale says: “From surfers to fisherman, and marine scientists to artists, these films feature fascinating characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea’s salt spray.”

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

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour originated in Australia, with the aim of inspiring people to explore, respect, enjoy and protect the oceans, and this is the sixth year that it has toured the UK and Ireland. It comes to the Theatre by the Lake on September 22.

Highlights from this year’s festival include A Peace Within featuring extreme artist Philip Gray who paints underwater.

In this film, he he ventures below the surface to paint Mexico’s astounding cenotes – clear-water subterranean pools, viewed by the ancient Mayans as gateways to the afterlife.

In Surfer Dan, landlocked ocean-lover Dan Schetter lives on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan where winter winds across the water create deadly currents, icebergs and waves which Dan catches in icy January.

The short film I Am Fragile showcases the spectacular landscapes and wildlife of the remote Arctic, creating a lasting visual message that will inspire all who watch it to protect this wild yet fragile region.

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