Here you'll find a couple of stories from our most recent program.

OCEAN TALK: Sweet Adventure

Director Peter Hamblin loves surfing, but he also knows that his place is behind the camera. In his film "Sweet Adventure" he takes us on a crazy surf trip to El Salvador. You can find out in our OCEAN TALK, how he managed to convince three top surfers and the American moderator legend Selema Masekela to take part in his film, how to elicit the secret surf spots from the locals and that a script and improvisation on set are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

"I don't surf when the good surfers are out. Because somehow I have to maintain my credibility as a filmmaker - precisely because I make surf films!" - Peter Hamblin

OCEAN TALK: The Power of Activism

Everything in the world has a price - including the work of activists. In "The Power of Activism", Michelle Dado-Millynn and Alice Forrest have proven that it is possible to create not only non-material or social, but also monetary added value. In our OCEAN TALK, they tell us more about their idea of a sustainable lifestyle - and how each and every one of us can make a difference for the environment.  

"It's not about despairing about the problems, it's about getting excited about the solutions." - Alice Forrest


In the OCEAN TALK, blind surfer Ben Neumann and filmmaker Fabian Gruber give us an exclusive look behind the scenes of "No Limits": a conversation about different kinds of perception, our imagination and imaginary limits.

"A film is, of course, designed for the visual sense. But with our film, you can also control a lot of sensations via hearing." - Ben Neumann

OCEAN TALK: Stolen Fish

How a chance encounter in a bar turned into a great documentary:
In our exclusive OCEAN interview, director Gosia Juszczak tells us more about the making of her film "Stolen Fish", the current situation in The Gambia and how important the audience is for her as a filmmaker.

"Sometimes it's also the audience that teaches you something about your own film." - Gosia Juszczak

Audience feedback & Highlights

Pictures and audience feedback of the Int. OCEAN FILM TOUR Vol.9!

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Save the oceans - get active now

We are pleased to present twelve organizations that offer you ways you can take action for the preservation of the ocean and its inhabitants. 

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From our magazine:


In Bangladesh, it is highly unusual for girls to surf. Shobe Mehraz is doing it anyway. But she is still a long way from reaching her goal.

Cox’s Bazar, a coastal city in southern Bangladesh, is most widely known for having the longest sandy beachfront in the world. Everyday life for the community in this fishing port is influenced by their religious beliefs and the societal impact on the distribution of roles and power between men and women. In the film, we gain insight into what this means for a young girl like Shobe. 

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Shobe Mehraz from Bangladesh wants to start her girls-only surf club. You can support her in this endeavor via the JAAGO Foundation crowdfunding campaign.  

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From our magazine:


The Vendée Globe is considered the toughest single-handed regatta in the world. We talked to Boris about the race and its challenges.

Boris, you had already successfully circumnavigated the globe four times in a sailboat before taking part in the Vendée Globe in 2020/21. What was your strategy for this race?

I sailed rather cautiously. I didn't want to be adrift in the Southern Ocean with a broken mast or other major damage. I am not a do-or-die sportsman ...

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From our magazine:

The Mysterious DEEP

Laurent Ballesta's photos provide a whole new perspective of the Mediterranean. We spoke with him about his passion and his expedition.

Laurent, you studied marine biology but are now also an underwater photographer. How did that come about?

I was always frustrated by the fact that, compared to other scientists, marine biologists can spend very little time doing research onsite—under the water. A botanist roams the woods for weeks at a time, but we're lucky if we can dive for an hour a day. By taking photos, I can in a sense extend my dive. I am able to examine the images later, zooming in to see things that I missed when I was underwater ...

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