Film is the most pervasive and powerful medium of communication to engage a broad global audience and bring ideas, knowledge and stories to life in a way that educates, creates a better understanding of complex issues, and empowers positive next steps. 

The Ocean Lovers Film Festival is a mix of inspiring ocean loving films from sport to science, impact to exploration, and includes some of the best ocean films ever made. Many include panels for a truly interactive experience.

2021 Presentations & Panels TBC.

2020 Program

This event is proudly hosted by the Second Nature at Waverley Council, as part of the Ocean Lovers Festival 

Climate Change Forum And 2040 Film Screening


Thurs 19 March 2020

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bondi Pavilion Theatre

An insightful and inspiring evening on climate change impacts and solutions with a free expert oceans forum and film screening

About this Event

With climate change hitting the headlines daily, it's never been a better time to come together to share and discuss information about its impacts and solutions, from a global and local perspective. 

Join us at this free forum at Bondi Beach Pavilion to:

  • Hear from scientists and experts about the visible and invisible impacts of climate change on our oceans and local coastal environments.

  • Be inspired in an open discussion about the practical and innovative solutions available to us in our community. 

  • Explore your questions and concerns about these issues. 

Expert speakers to be announced soon. 

This will be an interactive public discussion, and audience participation is welcome. 

The bar will be open and snacks available.




2040 Film Screening: Following this forum*Book Separately

2040 Film Screening-Free

Thurs 19 March 2020

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Bondi Pavilion Theatre

A free screening of documentary 2040 by acclaimed director Damon Gameau where he explores an inspiring future for us all

About this Event

With climate change hitting the headlines daily, it's never been a better time to come together to share information about its effects and be inspired by action. 

Join at Bondi Beach Pavilion to watch 2040, an engaging and uplifting documentary from award-winning director Damon Gameau as he explores what the future could look like in 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them into the mainstream.

Film rating: G 

The bar will be open and snacks available.

This event is proudly hosted by the Second Nature at Waverley Council, as part of the Ocean Lovers Festival

Magical land of oz - oceans episode

Sat 21 March 2020

4:00 pm – 5:20 pm

Bondi Pavilion Theatre

Across Australia, as the dawn rises the marsupials go to bed – except for the ones that don’t – because there are exceptions to every rule in this land of ancient wonders, big skies and jewelled seas.

Magic does not have rules. It has splendid dragons, saltwater monsters and dancing spiders.

Most of Australia lies underwater. Its marine wilderness is double that of its landmass. Journeying in this episode through Australia’s three surrounding oceans and their islands, we discover an explosion of life in the cold, spectacular southernsea, the sanctuary of the Pacific and the Indian Ocean with its awe-inspiring predators.

Australia is one of just five countries that holds 70% of the world’s remaining untouched wilderness areas. It is the only megadiverse nation on Earth that is a developed nation with a low population density - the only country in the world with a high level of economic ability for biodiversity protection, without the population pressures that could compete with biodiversity protection for land use.

Australia provides our best chance of maintaining wilderness on Earth, and with the face of the great changes sweeping the world, now is the time to make this commitment.

Film opening by Underwater Cinematographer Jon Shaw and following the film a Q & A

Activate  Ending plastic pollution

ACTIVATE is a six-part National Geographic documentary series about Global Citizen's efforts to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030. Each episode delves into a different issue connected to poverty as world-renowned artists like Hugh Jackman, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Pharrell Williams; corporate leaders like P&G; grassroots activists and impacted people work to ignite change.

Ending Plastic Pollution Episode: Pharrell Williams joins Global Citizen’s push to get governments, companies and individuals to solve the ocean plastic pollution crisis. Meanwhile, Darren Criss travels to the Philippines to witness plastic’s impact on people living in extreme poverty and calls on global citizens to urge their mayors to commit their cities to zero-waste futures.​ Experts describe the disproportionate impact of plastic pollution on people in developing countries and the ways people and brands, like Head & Shoulders, are solving the problem around the world.

Opening remarks by Global Citizen and Procter & Gamble

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