Namanu rruni Albatross Island


Filmmaker: Matthew Newton, Rumin Productions
DURATION: 14 mins, AU

A poetic look at the 18 hectares of conglomerate rack off the north western tip of Tasmania know as Albatross island. It is home to 5200 breeding pairs of shy albatross, these birds are endemic to Tasmania. In the 1800’s they were harvested to near extinction, the population gradually recovered to half the estimated historical population size.

Seeking Sanctuary


Filmmaker: Nick Jones
DURATION: 11mins, UK

Nestled deep within the vast Indian Ocean this remote atoll is one of the few remaining refuges for sharks. But when the tide changes, is the sanctuary really safe?

Coral: A Glimmer of Hope


FILMMAKER: Gaelin Rosenwaks
DURATION: 8 mins, USA

The survival of coral reefs is under threat from global climate change but scientists are stuyding a distinct set of reefs unique to Palau to gain an understanding of how a particular group of corals and their symbiotic algae have adapted to conditions that the ocean will face in the future.

Requiem


Filmmaker: Alex Godfrey
DURATION: 14 mins, UK

Bermuda has always been associated with disappearances. But those were just modern myths. In the last 40 years, the island has seen a drastic decline in its top predator.
Requiem investigates the disappearance of sharks from the island’s waters.

Great White


Filmmaker: Manolo Mendieta
DURATION: 3 mins, USA

One of the most feared creatures on Earth is here to teach us a lesson of peace and harmony.

A Voice Above Nature


Filmmaker: Annie Moir
DURATION: 13 mins, UK

The powerful call of the humpback whale fills our oceans in a way our species will never understand. Through the voice of a whale guide, biologist and captain, we hear about the whales and then feel the problem. The noise pollution we are creating in our oceans and forcing upon these animals. Can we respect the silence they need to survive.

A Place for Penguins


Filmmaker: Tom Parry
DURATION: 13 mins, UK

Africa is a continent famous for its wildlife. But there’s one resident that’s often overlooked, and many don’t even realise exists – the African penguin. But years of over fishing have seen Africa’s penguins plummet to frighteningly low numbers, with scientists at the University of Cape Town recently heeding the gloomy warning that the species could be extinct by the year 2026. Follow an unlikely duo as they team up and take on an ambitious, novel and entirely unique project – creating the world’s first artificially-induced African penguin colony.

Turtley Addicted


Filmmaker: Tess Brosnan
DURATION: 14 mins, Australia

Every morning in Cairns Australia, a group gathers at the Marina, for a special journey. They’re a mixed bunch from all over, but have one thing in common. These people, are turtle addicts. And today, they’re headed to rehab. Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre is on tropical Fitzroy Island. It’s staffed by around 150 volunteers, who work tirelessly, to save sick and injured turtles found in the waters of Great Barrier Reef. Turtley Addicted is an island of hope in what can often seem a sea of sadness.

Every Nine Minutes


Filmmaker: Oliver Hamilton
DURATION: 4 mins, USA

Every nine minutes, the weight of a blue whale (136,000 kg) in plastic makes its way into our oceans. To call attention to this, the Monterey Bay Aquarium built a life-sized replica of a blue whale made of single use, locally sourced plastic trash. Certified by Guinness World Records, the whale is the largest sculpture of its kind ever built.