Year Of The Sea

Working alongside Visit Wales’ Find Your Epic programme, which celebrates Welsh Government’s Year of the Sea, venues will be using the big screen to promote Wales as a 21st century coastal destination, from lakesides to riverbanks, bays to beaches. Film Hub Wales trawled through an Ocean-sized list of films to curate some of our favourite sea-themed films, from contemporary to cult, and the best of Welsh cinema.


Here are some of the projects that happened across the season:

  • Theatr Gwaun screened The Island and the Whales on Aug 17 as part of the Land Of The Sea event in Fishguard and Goodwick. 
  • Porthcawl Pavillion screened a variety of films from Sept 6-27 such as Jaws, Submarine and Twin Town
  • Wicked Wales International Youth Festival offered pop-up screenings at White Rose Shopping Centre, Rhyl of Moana and Song Of The Sea on Sept 8.
  • Galeri, Caernarfon opens their new second screening with parent and baby and relaxed screenings of Moana and Twin Town with STAMP sea themed films made by local artists in Sept 21-27.  
  • Phoenix, Ton Pentre will screen BFI Britain On Film: Coast and Sea archive package with a special beach themed quiz on Sept 21-27. 
  • Pontio Arts Centre will screen Lars Von Trier’s Breaking the Waves followed by Michelangelo Antonioni  L’avventura, in partnership with Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences, as well as BFI Britain On Film: Coast and Sea archive package on Oct 6 &16.
  • Working in partnership Tywyn Beach Guardians, The Magic Lantern will screen Deep Blue alongside a local beach clean-up. As a matinee for families, Song of the Sea will be accompanied by some special coastal craft activities. Red Turtle will be followed by a sea-themed quiz on Friday night, Jaws on Saturday by a 70s night and on Sunday evening there will be a screening coastal archives from BFI Britain On Film: Coast and Sea archive package on Oct 19-21.
  • See Mor Festival screenings are set to announced for Oct 20 & 21. 


For more information on what film's were featured in please visit the Year Of The Sea Support page here