Mark your calendars!
4th edition of the World Sea Film Festival
LES ÉCRANS DE LA MER will be held
from 15 to 17 May 2014
at Studio 43 cinéma – Pôle Marine of Dunkirk
If you wish to submit a film for this next edition, online registrations is available on this website by clicking the “Submit a film” tab.
Read (online) the review 2013 of the festival, by clicking on this cover: :
For 40 years Pierre Mollo, a teacher and a researcher kept both eyes focused on a microscope, observing the plankton. Today even if he is retired, he travels the globe tirelessly and visits the various “citizen observatories” which were created over the years since the birth of very first one in Port-Louis (Brittany), his native land. Through many actions aimed at informing and educating a large audience, seafarers or not, he brings his passion to all of us so that we can admire and understand this extraordinary community of the “almost invisible”.
With this kind of a biologist, it is difficult, even impossible to be bored. “A simple drop of water contains wonders to be observed and by itself represents a true seafood main course”, he announces with a smile on his face.
As you probably noticed, the plankton is continuing to fill Pierre Mollo with wonder. After having made short films about the sea and the people who live on it, he edited a first book in 2009, L’enjeu plankton (co-authored by Maëlle Thomas Bourgneuf) and just edited a second one Le manuel du plankton (co-authored by Anne Noury).
Pierre Mollo will be present at the festival on the opening evening, Thursday, June 6th and on Friday morning June 7th.
A round the world sailor, with feet on the ground
Joé Seeten is part of the solo sailors closed class. Born and raised in Dunkirk, he began sailing on his parents’ boat gaining experience throughout adolescence. Over the years he then gained extensive experience at sea and built up some fine record gaining, four Tour de France (79, 80, 81 and 87), a world championship of Quarter Tonner in 1984 and many other podiums in the monotype series. He then enters the Course du Figaro, before signing for a quite crazy challenge: the Vendée Globe Challenge 2000-2001, in which he will finish in tenth position.
Sailing Master, electrotechnologist, Joe is a real allrounder who always followed through on his projects from A to Z, from the building of the boat to the race. Wherever he goes, Joe keeps sharing his knowledge and his stories in the name of passion.
Joé Seeten will be present on Thursday, June 6, 2013 for the opening evening of the Festival les Ecrans de la Mer, at the Studio 43.
Diving monitor and professional deep sea diver, Frank BRUNO lives in Corsica on board his boat. He became an amputee, where a tibia was removed following an accident. This high level athlete wasn’t held back and led numerous expeditions which took him from Mount Kilimanjaro, to the North Pole, Greenland, Argentina and more.
In 2003, he established the association “Bout de Vie” (of which he is the President). The purpose of this assocation is to help amputees to overcome their differences, mainly by boosting their life potential and their attitude.
In December 2005, he rowed across the Atlantic Ocean in a the Atlantic Rowing Race. He was accompanied by his long-time friend and team mate Dominique Benassi (13 times world champion in the handisport triathlon). The crossing was completed in 54 days and they attained the bronze position in podium…
In 2010, he went down the Yukon River, solo kayaking for 2 500 km. In 2012, he combined cycling and kayaking, to travel between the most Northerly lighthouse of Continental Europe to the most Southerly in France. This was the “Arcticorsica” project.
In October 2012, he publishes his second book, titled: Ayeltgnu, le défi d’une vie debout (Ayeltgnu, the challenge of an upright life), Éditions Au coin de la rue, within the collection “Au coin du monde”
Here you can see the poster for Dunkirk World Sea Film Festival 2013!
The festival dates have been changed to include “la Journée mondiale des océans” (World Oceans Day – June 8).
The third edition will be held from June 6-8, 2013 at Studio 43 – Pôle Marine of Dunkirk.
For more information on World Oceans Day click here.
Cast off !
Let’s come and dock in Dunkirk during the “Écrans de la Mer”
from June 6 to 8, 2013 – New dates
The 3rd edition of the World Sea Film Festival is preparing to welcome you once again.
Get ready to discover documentaries related to marine ecology and exploration, seafaring occupations, adventure and water sports, etc.
Whether you are a young sailor or an old sea-dog, you will not be disappointed.
Furthermore, in 2013, Dunkirk will be Regional Capital of Culture… Yet another opportunity to extend your stay.
Note to directors
From now on, you can submit your films for preselection by registering directly on our website under “film submission”.