THURSDAY, MAY 15th

10:00 a.m.

Le retour de la baleine boréale
A film by Guilhem Rondot. Producers: Productions Nova Média. Canada, 52 minutes, 2013.
In the Canadian Arctic territories the polar bear is not the only one to symbolize the fragility of the ecosystem. The great bowhead whale is vulnerable as well. As with the other large marine mammals, it has suffered at the hands of man for centuries, and nearly disappeared. To help stop this, Bernard Leblanc, a Winnipeg biologist, dedicated his career to monitoring bowhead whale.

11:00 a.m.

Dessine-moi un dauphin
Directed and produced by Dominique Martial. France, 30 minutes, 2013.
As the head of Polynesian marine mammal studies, Pamela Carzon lives her passion for the sea and the cetaceans all year long. Spending most of her time on the waters of the Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago, she studies the population of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Tiputa pass. Thanks to an identification system developed by her organisation, she can observe dolphins and witness how their behaviors are connected to diver’s presence. The more fascinated the divers are, the more risks they take to get closer to the dolphins.

11:40 a.m.

À la santé du Muscadet
A film by Philippe Lucas. Producers: Aligal production, France 3 Bretagne magazine Littoral. France, 26 minutes, 2013.
Once upon a time the story of a small sailboat made out of plywood, considered distasteful the day she was born, which became in the last fifty years, one of the most popular pleasure boats. The Muscadet sailboat tells the story of family and friendly cruisings, a story that reminds us that some boats do have a generous soul and like wine they improve with age.

2:30 p.m.

Africa
Directed and produced by CINOORDO. France, 16 minutes, 2014, premiere, off competition.
Post-apocalyptic era: 8 young people wander across the sand dunes. One of them send feverishly text messages to establish contact, while a second one prefers to look for traces of human life. Throughout his journey, the band finds African artifacts stranded on the beach. Do we have to stick to our old European habits or go back to our humankind sources?

3:00 p.m.

Contre vents et marées, une autre histoire du tsunami
A film by Nicolas Deschamps. CoProducers: MC4. Sendai Television Broadcasting enterprise. France, 52 minutes, 2013.
Northeast of Japan, lays a sanctuary with a very fragile treasure: oysters. This place, birthplace of oyster farming, almost disappeared when the tsunami struck, destroying 600 kilometers of coastline and decimating many fishing harbors. This disaster could have had catastrophic effects for oyster farming all over the world, but it was without counting the exceptional international solidarity movement.

4:15 p.m.

Le sommeil des épaves
A film by Jérôme Espla. Producers: 13 Productions, Poisson Lune Productions and France 3 Côte d’Azur. France, 26 minutes, 2012.
« Go down to go back in time ». This is what Patrice Strazzera has been doing for a long time. As a photograph for shipwrecks laid on the Mediterranean sea bed, he observes these giants made of steel and hangs around to soak up the atmosphere. Through passion he gets closer to capture their essence, but always with great respect for those who lost their lives there. With a group of divers pursuing the same Grail, they share their personal story and bring back breathtaking images.

7:00 p.m.

Official opening of the festival

7:30 p.m.

Jolokia, des marins pas comme les autres
A film by Aurélie Saillard and Robert Iséni. Producers: Gédéon Programmes, Team Jolokia, Ushuaïa TV, with the participation of TF1. France, 90 minutes, 2014.
Two enthusiast men, Eric Bellion and Pierre Meisel launched a crazy challenge: get a crew of 12 “newbies”, help them to train and enroll them in professional regattas usually opened to experienced sailors. The idea seems a bit crazy, and yet, in one year, the crew of “physical and social misfits”, as they like to say embark aboard Jolokia and line up on the starting lines of prestigious races. The result is beyond their expectations…

FRIDAY, MAY 16th

10:00 a.m.

Saumon à tout prix !
A film by Erwann Le Guillermic and David Morvan. Producers: Aligal production, France 3 Bretagne magazine Littoral. France, 26 minutes, 2013.
Today, everyone wants to eat salmon. We find it a bit everywhere, on fishmongers’ stalls, in the large-scale distribution trade, even in discount markets. But where does he come from exactly, and what is his trip has been made of? On the one hand there is the farmed salmon we eat more and more and without moderation. On the other hand, there is the wild salmon we still find in Brittany and Normandy rivers, but less and less as the resource is coming to an end.

10:40 a.m.

The sea’s strangest square mile
A film by John Boyle. Producers: Shark Bay Films. Great Britain, 52 minutes, 2012.
It’s like the set of an extreme sci-fi fantasy.  The most grotesque of creatures – blind 3 mentre long worms with bear trap jaws, beings communicating using light signals we cannot replicate, with incredibly engineered bodies and optical abilities from which science is still learning. Hideous miniature monsters that prey mercilessly on anything that strays within their range. The next and possibly fatal attack can come from anywhere – from an apparently inanimate lump of rock or a gruesome fanged mouth bursting from the black sand. It’s the sea’s strangest square mile…

11:45 a.m.

Moonbeam IV, une histoire d’amour
A fim by Jacques Laîné. Producers: JL Productions. France, 29 minutes, 2014, premiere.
The sailor Florence Arthaud let us embark aboard the gaff rigged yacht Moonbeam IV, built in 1914, as we take part in the Yacht Club de France regatta between Cannes and Saint Tropez. We become part of the crew, along with Mikael Cléac’h, the boat captain, and Florence Arthaud. The Mediterranean sea is not always an easy spot with 45 knots wind, but the crew is up to it. Moonbeam IV looks like a cathedral with sails, designed by William Fife and led by a steady hand.

2:30 p.m.

L’or noir du Pacifique
A film by Christine Della-Maggiora and Dominique Roberjot. Producers: France Télévisions, Latitude 21 Pacific, in partnership with IRD. France, 52 minutes, 2014, premiere.
Sea cucumber is the second export resources of the South Pacific right behind tuna fish. Because of overfishing, this animal, essential in the lagoons balance is coming under increasing threat. From Fidji to Vanuatu and New Caledonia or Hong Kong, this film allows you to discover the ecological, economic and humans issues of this little-known animal.

3:35 p.m.

The Last catch
A film by Markus Schmidt. Producers: Lichtblick Film. Germany, 52 minutes, 2012, unpublished.
European bluefin tuna can grow to the size of a passenger them migrate from the Atlantic to spawning grounds in the Mediterranean. Fact is that tuna stocks face collapse. Yet they are still being fished during spawning season. The fishermen, too, are facing extinction: They can only service the loan debt on their boats by continuing to fish. While some have used questionable means to secure fishing licenses for still plentiful Libyan waters, the rest are left to trawl the already overfished areas. The Mediterranean fishermen’s desperate fight for survival is coming to a head. In the intense images the film tells a parable of hope, disillusionment and desperation. It exposes the mechanisms of a value chain, which is destroying its own basis with a strategy based on shortsighted greed. In the end both the fish and the people loose.

4:50 p.m.

Le cœlacanthe, plongée vers nos origines (Diving with the Coelacanth)
A film by Gil Kebaïli. Producers: Arte, Les Films d’Ici and Andromède Océanologie. France, 90 minutes, 2013.
This is the story of how Laurent Ballesta, a French marine biologist, photograph and deep diver, set up a scientific expedition to study the coelacanth and managed to bring back unique pictures of this prehistoric fish living in his environment. This ancestor is a unique witness back to the time when animals first ventured out of the water 370 million years ago. Supposedly extinct 60 million years ago, a coelacanth was found in 1938 in a fishnet in South Africa where it lives at -120 m, and thus is reachable for deep divers. This film depicts the scientific expedition led in 2013 off the South African coast by Laurent Ballesta together with his divers’ team, the French national Museum of natural History and South African research institutes to study the “oldest fish in the world “. Discover the risks involved, and always remember some divers lost their lives in pursuit of this legendary animal.

7:30 p.m.

Babouchka, l’enfer du pôle (Babouchka, The North pole: A return to hell)
A film by Thierry Robert. Producers: le Cinquième Rêve, France 3, TV5MONDE. France, 90 minutes, 2014, premiere.
In 2011, Sébastien Roubinet and his crewmate, only covered 650 km towards the North Pole due to a faulty main battery. 2013. A new departure! A new hi-tech prototype, a sporty vessel called Babouchka, extremely fast on sea, snow and ice! A new crewmate, too: Vincent Berthet. Beyond his great experience of sailing and of polar regions, he’s also an excellent cameraman. Seb and Vince have all the assets to rise to this new challenge, on one of the greatest maritime adventures ever undertaken: to be the first in the history of mankind to take a sailing vessel to the Pole; to cross the Arctic Ocean from one Land to the Other without assistance.

SATURDAY, MAY 17th

10:00 a.m.

Le mystère Atlit-Yam, 10 000 ans sous les mers
A film by Jean Bergeron. Producers: Alpha Zoulou films. Canada, 52 minutes, 2012.
Human prehistory is 25 times longer than written history… We know very little about it. Atlit Yam is the oldest submerged city ever found. This drown jewel of prehistory is telling us a fascinating chapter of a vanished story. The film documents the full transition from hunter-gatherer to farming, on a site of over 40 000 square meters, at 12 meters depth, featuring an erected-stone altar, stone-lined well and at least 46 graves… For the first time, the film allows the public to assist to an exciting archaeological mission on that very special site.

11:00 a.m.

Observer c’est préserver
Directed and produced by the Second cinema audio Noordover high school. France, 3 minutes, 2014, premiere, off competition.
Each actor of life by the sea or sea may be useful to science in a process of participatory citizenship. The walker, the kite-surfer, the jogger, the professional fisherman, the cyclists, we can all be a great help and witness with our different observations.

 

 

11:15 a.m.

Bonjour, Madame le Commandant !
A film by Denis Buttner. CoProducers: Flair Production, France Télévisions. France, 55 minutes, 2013.
A geographer and a former researcher at CNRS, Françoise Burdinat embarked on an incredible adventure about one year ago: she went to Scotland and bought a 200-ton cargo and invested all her savings there. Today, she is both a ship-owner and the commander of Solea. Aboard her cargo ship, she goes across the Mozambique canal in the Indian Ocean, carrying freight between Madagascar, Comoros, Zanzibar and Tanzania.

2:00 p.m.

À la recherche du thon perdu (Looking for the last tuna)
A film by Patrice Gérard. CoProducers: Point du Jour Production, France 3 Ouest. France, 52 minutes, 2002, off competition.
‘‘Tuna!’’. For more than three centuries, this the cry that thrilled generations of fishermen from Lorient, Douarnenez, Groix, Belle-Île, Etel, or the island of Yeu. They all embarked on this adventure, fishing from north to south in the Bay of Biscay for 6 months in the row. Men caught tunas while women and children canned them. The money they made at that time brought prosperity to the islands before the resource came to an end.

2:30 p.m. – Salle Truffaut

Ponyo on the cliff by the sea
A film by Hayao Miyazaki. Producers: Studio Ghibli. Japan, 1:41, 2009, off competition, VF. From six years. Off competition.
Special rates. Full price: 6 €. High school, students and job seekers: 4,80 €. Children under 14 years: 3,50 €.
In the deep ocean, a little goldfish princess emerges from her home. She slips away from the people charged with keeping her and looks for adventure near the seashore. But as she travels through the polluted water, her head becomes lodged in a jar and she cannot get out. Thankfully, a young boy named Sosuke finds her, frees her from the jar, and keeps her as a pet goldfish. The more she watches Sosuke, the more she begins to realize how exciting it must be to be human. Mustering all her strength, she’s able to pop out some bird-like legs. She and Sosuke play together and visit Sosuke’s grandmother in a nursing home, where everyone loves the human-goldfish named Ponyo. But it’s up to Sosuke to protect her, even when Ponyo herself is unwittingly causing the very ocean to surge and flood Sosuke’s town. She must continually flee from the ocean rulers trying to capture her, and her adventure finally comes to a climax when she must make a vital decision that will affect not only hers but Sosuke’s life as well. But it seems that Sosuke is the one who truly has the power to determine the future of the rebel fish princess. Can Ponyo stay a human forever? After all she’s seen, does she really want to?
Following the screening of this film, parents and children can share a snack “made in Japan”.

3:10 p.m.

Face à la mer
A film by Jean-Louis Accettone. Producers: Équipe MONAC.1. France, 12 minutes, 2013, off competition.
“Face à la mer” is a collection of portraits of coastal inhabitants of the Opal Coast, the Belgian border in Grand Fort Philippe, who share a strong bond with the sea through cultural or professional activities, people reveal their relationship to the sea and human wealth.

 

 

4:00 p.m.

Gold of Bengal
A film by Corentin de Chatelperron. Producers: Voiles & Voiliers. France, 16 minutes, 2013, off competition, premiere
After Tara Tari, Corentin de Chatelperron comes back with a new Bangladeshi adventure. Aboard Gold of Bengal, a traditional sampan made of vegetable jute fiber, Corentin explores the islands of the Bay of Bengal. Only equipped with a manual watermaker, a tropical greenhouse and a henhouse, his purpose is to test the life at sea, alone and self-sufficient.

4:30 p.m.

Winners announcement

This program may be changed.