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February 2015
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World oceans month is here! To celebrate, we are holding the 5th annual Halifax Oceans Film Festival (HOFF) at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (1675 Lower Water Street). Screenings start at 7PM.

Interested? Well, no need to buy a ticket. All screenings are free! All are welcomed!

June 15    3rd annual evening of Ocean Shorts and Stories

   A Tale of Two Urchins – Sofia Castello y Tickell, Robert Lamb, Jon Witman, Casey Dunn

   Cleaning Up McNabs Island – Jerry Lockett, Royce Walker, Kevin MacLeod

   Cradles of Glass – Roy Mulder

   Dive Nova Scotia – Jim Walker, Kelly King

   In Dangerous Waters – Sophie Edwards

   Shark Survey Week – Peter Mieras

   This Living Salish Sea – Sarama

   Twenty Eight Feet: life on a little wooden boat – Kevin A Fraser, Melani Wood & Shawn Beckwith

   Well Fished – Corinne Dunphy

June 17
A Sea Turtle Story – Kathy Shultz

This beautiful animated film captures the life cycle of critically endangered sea turtles. They face a treacherous journey on the beach and in the ocean—a journey filled with threats from both animals and humans.

Bag it! Is your life too plastic? – Suzan Beraza

Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health? Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics.

June 18
Groundswell: A Small Film About Making a Big Stand – Chris Malloy

Surfers Dan Malloy, Trevor Gordon and Pete Devries set sail on a 68-foot sailboat guided by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation into British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest where a pipeline and oil tanker proposal looms. The team explores waves and a rainforest full of life while learning of the potential irreversible consequences of this project from local First Nations leaders.

Paddle to the Ocean – Kelsey Thompson & Zac Crouse

What do you do when your best friend dies doing something you both love?

In 2011, Zac Crouse toured his album ‘You Plan To Do Nothing’ from Ottawa ON, to Halifax NS using only a sea kayak and a bicycle. It was a journey Zac had intended to do with his friend Corey; who died during a kayaking adventure with Zac in Nova Scotia. The experience left Zac with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and inspired Zac’s latest project, Paddle To The Ocean.

Feature Film Trailers


Bag it! Is your life too plastic?

Paddle to the Ocean