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.
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”.
Jean Bart, Festival grand prixLes Desgagnés, la conquête du Grand Nord by Vincent Perazio Production: Multimedia France Production.
Youth jury of Dunkirk metropolitan area award and Best adventure film award
The best film about seafarer activities award
Young director award
Special mentions attributed by the juryL’homme de la Route du Rhum by Karel Prokop Production : Bleu Iroise. Diffusion : France 3. La vague d’espoir d’Ismaël by Catherine Monfajon Production : Via Découvertes Production. Diffusion : France 3 Thalassa.
Jean-Luc Van Den Heede (VDH) is the sailor with the most technical data concerning circumnavigation. After 5 successful single-handed round the world voyages, all the races ending in a medal, his monohull experience is one of the richest in the sailing world and was a precious ally for his Global Challenge venture.
He succeeded and achieved his exploit by bringing the Global Challenge record down to 122 days 14 hours, 3 minutes and 49 seconds.
Underwater explorer Albert Falco who dove with Commander Cousteau and captained the Calypso died on April 21st, 2012. Until his recent death, he was dedicated to the protection of life and inhabitats on the sea as witnessed in the film “The Oceanaute” by Syllvain Braun (Latsu Productions).
This unseen film will be presented in competition at the next Ecrans de la Mer.
Take a look under “jury” and discover the president of the jury as well as the 7 other jury members.
At the Port Museum of Dunkirk until June 3rd:
Nine eclectic artists are presented for this unprecedented exhibition about the sea through drawings and more specifically into comics.