Austrian premiere!

AU, 2017, 70 min, English OV
Regie: Karina Holden

6. November

Dokuabende Graz


Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. The way the ocean operates is different to how we thought of it 100 years ago. We can no longer think of it as a place of limitless resources, a dumping ground, immune to change or decline.

BLUE takes us on a fascinating journey into the ocean realm, witnessing a critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice. Featuring passionate advocates for ocean preservation, BLUE shows us their world where the story of our changing ocean is unfolding. We meet those who are defending habitats, campaigning for smarter fishing, combating marine pollution and fighting for the protection of keystone species. Karina Holden’s stunning new film comes at a time when we are making critical decisions that will decide the legacy we leave for generations to come. BLUE shows that there is a way forward and the time to act is now.

“Blue is a cinematic song for our oceans; beautiful, intimate and grand. Fearlessly truthtelling, yet passionately hopeful. See this film and you will want to rise up with the waves.” – David Ritter

„…beautifully-shot, breathtaking cinematography…an insightful and sobering film that will leave you with plenty to ponder by its end.“ – Switch

„…compelling story…superbly told…an informative, inspirational and memorable film.“ – the culture concept circle

“We need many things to make the world a better place. But nothing else will matter if we fail to protect the ocean. Our fate and the ocean’s are one.” – Sylvia Earle

Best Impact Film, New York Wild Film Festival 2018
Best Impact Film, Vancouver International Film Festival 2017
Le Prix Okeanos, Festival International Du Film Documentaire Océanien 2018
Best Environmental Film, Byron Bay Film Festival 2017
Best Cinematography in a Documentary, AACTA Awards 2017
Best Sound in a Documentary, Australian Screen Sound Guild 2017
Best Cinematography, Ozflix Independent Film Awards 2018
Best Foreign Film, Sedona International Film Festival 2018
Best Environmental Film, New Zealand Mountain Film Festival 2018
Best Documentary, Riviera International Film Festival 2018
Best in Sustainability, Portuguese Surf Film Festival 2018
Award of Excellence, Impact Docs 2018