The Ocean Film Tour to arrive for the first time in Fuerteventura

Europe's largest ocean festival, the International Ocean Film Tour, will come to the island of Fuerteventura this Friday for the first time in its 17-year history.

Europe’s largest ocean festival, the International Ocean Film Tour, will make its debut on the island of Fuerteventura this Friday, marking the first time in its 17-year history that it comes to this destination.

The organizers have announced that the event, which visits 18 countries every year with 350 screenings, will take place at the municipal auditorium of Corralejo, coinciding with the enchanting night of San Juan.

For its premiere in Fuerteventura, the festival will showcase six carefully selected short films from around the world, centered around the theme of a woman’s face and civic activism.

The festival will feature international activist Madison Stewart as the protagonist, taking audiences on a captivating journey across the oceans through short films from seven countries across three continents.

With a runtime of 120 minutes, this adventure is presented by Kinema Producciones and is fully aligned with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Circular Economy.

All the short films presented in this international event will be shown in their original versions with subtitles, and simultaneous sign language translation will ensure full accessibility.


The festival aims to raise awareness about the protection, defense, and conservation of the oceans in the Canary Islands archipelago. It highlights the challenge of making significant progress in environmental care and conservation, while giving a voice to stories of equality, inclusion, fair reintegration, poverty alleviation, water management, sustainable cities, and the formation of alliances.

Volume 9 of the festival includes documentaries from Australia, Germany, Tonga, Lebanon, Poland, England, and Spain. Headlined by Madison Stewart, Alica Forrest, and Jordan de Boer in the short film ‘The Power of Activism,’ the festival showcases their personal commitment to ocean conservation, presenting a pioneering vision of activism and environmental protection through an economic lens.

In addition to the Australian short film from 2022, the International Ocean Film Tour showcases the lives of five other protagonists who bring the festival to life through their stories and voices.

These include the German short film ‘No Limits,’ which explores the passion for the sea of Ben Neumann, a blind surfer; the Australian short film ‘Facing Monsters,’ which follows Kerby Brown’s battle to surf a daunting wave; and the immersive journey into the depths of ‘George & the Whales,’ a production from Tonga and Lebanon.

Lastly, IOFT 2023 will take audiences to Gambia with ‘Stolen Fish’ and capture the energy of ‘Sweet Adventure’ with surfers Albee, Nora, and Matt in the wild landscapes of El Salvador.

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