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 FREMANTLE

UNDERWATER

FILM FESTIVAL

Supporting action for

marine biodiversity conservation

WA TOUR 2019

ABOUT

Dive In to the

FREMANTLE UNDERWATER FILM FESTIVAL!

You are invited to attend a memorable evening that showcases the biodiversity and wonder of our global oceans through a hand-picked selection of short, underwater films.

 

The official screenings for the Fremantle Underwater Film Festival (FUFF) will be held in Fremantle, Western Australia. FUFF is screened annually in coastal towns and cities around metropolitan and regional Western Australia. The festival screens just under two hours of short films in two acts, with an interval in between acts. 

The Fremantle Underwater Film Festival (FUFF) is a not for profit, independent, grassroots social and environmental movement for positive change for the ocean. FUFF functions as an annual underwater short film festival in both the City of Fremantle and regional venues around Western Australia.

Each night of the festival we aim to:

  • Share interesting, fun and thought-provoking short films to highlight the magical mysteries of the underwater world 

  • Showcase the work of talented local and global underwater film makers and animators, with a feature on personal ocean stories and educational messages that can help to spread awareness of how to exist in harmony with the marine realm

  • Raise awareness about critically endangered marine species such as New Zealand's endemic Maui Dolphin Cephalorhynchus hectori maui, the global migratory southern bluefin tuna Thunnus maccoyii and the West Australian endemic coral reef-associated short-nosed sea snake Aipysurus apraefrontalis that may go extinct in our lifetime without concerted efforts to change our ways for the better

  • Raise funds for marine biodiversity conservation projects through ticket sales to help save critically endangered marine species from extinction

  • Promote the coastal City of Fremantle as a unique Australian place where the community is made up of especially caring ambassadors for the underwater world

The Fremantle Underwater Film Festival (FUFF) is running a community campaign in its hometown of the City of Fremantle to help protect our local ocean life by petitioning the council to ban disposable plastic straws at all retail outlets in Fremantle .

Please help by signing the online petition to show your support for marine biodiversity conservation. We are aiming to take 5,000 signatures to the Fremantle Council in a bid to protect our marine wildlife and reduce unnecessary disposable plastic waste polluting and damaging our precious ocean ecosystems.

"The ocean exists as a fundamental reality of the earth. Through that mirror YOU can see

the fundamental reality of YOUR selF" - Carlos Eyles

Tania Douthwaite, is the Founder and Director of the 

Fremantle Underwater Film Festival (FUFF) .

She HAS A PASSIONATE LOVE OF LIFE

AND ALL THAT IS ALIVE WITHIN the ocean.

 

Tania has expertise in a broad range of fields, having completed a Bachelor of Marine Science, a Marine & Antarctic Science Professional Honors, a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, a Diploma of Primary Education, graduating from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is currently undertaking a Diploma of Counselling to be better equipped to research the contemporary well-being benefits of nature-connectedness and freediving. In the underwater realm, she is best known for her leading role in the Western Australian freediving industry, championing the well-being benefits and the potentially life-saving education offered by certified freediving courses. She is an award-winning underwater photographer.

Tania is a trained professional in health and safety - an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer, qualified professional yoga teacher and a registered insurance-certified freediving and pranayama (breathwork) teacher for the locally owned and operated, Blueback Freediving & Yoga (PADI / AIDA).

Tania takes an active role in promoting the preciousness of ocean life.

As a creative artist and underwater photographer for Kraken Ocean Art, Tania appreciates the power of visual media to immerse the viewer in the majesty of nature. She believes carefully curated underwater short film, as screened at the Fremantle Underwater Film Festival (FUFF), has the power to foster strong nature-connectedness and community-mindedness, while being enjoyed from the comfort of an accessible, family-friendly outdoor event.

 

In 2014, Tania founded the Blueback Freediving Squad, Perth’s first pool training program for local freedivers, and ran Western Australia's first Pool Freediving Competition in 2015. She is a leader in ocean safety and marine conservation within the Western Australian freediving community - running ocean safety, mental health and nature immersion work with metropolitan and regional communities. Tania enjoys helping others enjoy safe and environmentally conscious apnea activities, ocean adventures and interactions with marine wildlife - in the ocean or in front of the big screen! She developed the Fremantle Underwater Film Festival (FUFF) in order to do something positive to help restore the health of the ocean of which she believe, we are an integral part.

 

Our health and the health of the ocean are connected.

To help out with a festival stall, volunteering, sponsorship's or partnerships with the not for profit Fremantle Underwater Film Festival (FUFF)please get in touch! 

The festival is entirely volunteer-run and cannot survive without the help and support of the community to make it possible.

Donations to assist with the running of FUFF are gratefully received and can be credited online on behalf of your business or organization supporting the beliefs and objectives of the  FUFF.

See FUFF contact info at the bottom of the page.

 

FILMS

 

SCHEDULE 2019

FREMANTLE HOMETOWN SCREENINGS

SOUTH WEST WA TOUR

NORTH WEST WA TOUR

PAST EVENTS

5 - 6 - 7 JAN 2018

OFFICIAL SCREENING

Port Beach Garden Bar - Outdoor Cinema
44 Tydeman Road, North Fremantle

25 FEB 2018

METRO SCREENING

Fremantle Fibonacci Centre

SUMMER 2018

SW WA SCREENINGS

Hopetoun Community
Albany Town Square
Margaret River Community Centre
Caves House, Yallingup
 

AUTUMN / WINTER 2018

NW WA SCREENINGS

Whalebone Brewing Company, Exmouth
Bill's Bar, Coral Bay
 
29 NOV 2017
Australian Premiere
DOLPHIN MAN
6 DEC 2017
LAST PARADISE
13 DEC 2017
Australian Premiere
BLUEFIN
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PROUD SUPPORTER OF

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The FREMANTLE UNDERWATER FILM FESTIVAL (FUFF) is a proud supporter of the important marine biodiversity conservation work of the Maui & Hector's Dolphin Defenders NZ Inc. This community group is committed to saving the world's rarest marine dolphin from extinction, through education and action in New Zealand.

 

Thanks to the dedicated, big-hearted committee and volunteers of the Maui & Hector's Dolphin Defenders NZ Inc. for all their hard work to make the on-the-ground protection of the critically endangered, Maui Dolphin, a reality in New Zealand. I am so glad that ticket sales from festival shows can be put to good use, helping to conserve global marine biodiversity through the generous, hard-working nature of the Maui & Hector's Dolphin Defenders NZ Inc..

 

There are less than 63 adult individuals left of this marine dolphin. Without concerted conservation efforts this endemic New Zealand dolphin will sadly go extinct in our lifetimes!

Please visit their website at Maui & Hectors Dolphin Defenders NZ Inc. and support their work to save Maui Dolphin.