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Add to Calendar 18-07-2021 18:00 18-07-2021 21:00 Europe/Berlin ICRS Filmfestival 2021 Saving Corals ICRS Filmfestival 2021 — Stream https://www.deepwave.org/icrs-filmfestival-2021/

Our newest festival, this year all virtual

For this years filmfestival we have partnered with the 14th International Coral Reef Symposium, the largest conference for coral scientists. As the most vibrant part of our oceans coral reefs are beautiful and, for a lack of a better word, magical places. But they are also home to an uncountable number of living and feeling organisms and the backbone for feeding more than 1 billion humans. As the hardest hit ecosystem by human destruction they are in deep crisis and likely to go extinct within our lifetime – unless we do not find solutions, fast.

This makes the ICRS an event that was never more important. We want to bring attention to all the scientists working hard by inviting you to our festival, a night full of thought-provoking movies and lively discussions.

Join us for the live event on Sunday in the chat and ask your questions!


In order to join the festival, you have to register here, by buying a free festival bundle.
We know. „Buying“ and „Free“ don’t go well together. But we need you to complete the buying check-out, in order to get the ticket to you. Don’t worry, it will never ask you to pay anything.

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Further questions?

— Please refer to our FAQ below. —

Q: How do I buy an online ticket?
After you get to the page with the embedded player, click the „Buy Bundle“ button in the player. After clicking the button, you need to enter your mail address. Follow the further instructions on the screen. Accept the terms of use and complete the purchase by clicking the button „Rent now for free“.
If the festival is running and the film is already available, it will start when you click on „Watch now“. At the same time, we will send you an email with the Ticket-ID. This can be used to watch the film on another device – for this, there is the text „Enter your ticket ID“ under the „Buy Bundle“ button in the player view – when you click on it, you will be asked to enter your ID.
Q: Why do I have to buy a bundle for a free filmfestival?

We have to send you a Ticket-ID, so you can access the live stream and films. We are doing so through a Check-Out for 0 $. You will only be asked for an e-mail address once and never charged.

Q: What is a Ticket ID?
A Ticket ID is a twelve-digit number made up of numbers and letters. It serves as your personal digital ticket that allows you to watch the movie you purchased. It will be displayed and emailed to you after the purchase process. After the first click on „Watch now“, i.e. the first start of the film, your ticket ID is valid for 48 hours.
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Right after you completed the purchase order by clicking „Rent Now for Free“ the Ticket-ID will be shown in the embedded player. Otherwise it will be send to you per mail.
Q: What payment methods are offered for ticket purchase?

You are not charged for the festival, so no payment processor necessary.

Q: Do I need to register or do I need an account?
No, you do not need to register. An email address is required so that we can send you an order confirmation and the Ticket-ID.
Q: In which countries can I watch the movies?
Worldwide. While many films are subject to licensing rights and may only be broadcast in certain regions, we have ensured all films are watchable worldwide.
Q: On which devices can I watch the movies?

The movies can be rented and watched via your browser. Different browsers are supported on different devices.

From Windows 8.1, Mac 10.9, Android M with the following browsers (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge).

Q: Can I watch the movies on my TV?
Yes, you can connect your laptop to the TV with an HDMI cable. If you have a Smart TV, you can also stream the movies from your laptop or smartphone to the Smart TV via Chromecast or Airplay. To do this, simply play the title of your choice and then press the cast button in the player. You can then select the device to which you want to cast.
Playlists are not supported by Chromecast, only individual content.
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This is not recommended. Playing itself is not affected, but every single action with the portal will fail as a result and you will have to verify again via the Ticket-ID. Look out for a button that looks like this:
Q: How does the movie playback look like if I have a bad internet connection?
We automatically adjust the quality of the movies to your internet connection and player. If you have a slow internet connection, the movie may not play in the best possible quality.
Q: How much time do I have to watch the film/contribution?

Until Friday, 23.07.2021, 23:59 CET. After the first viewing, however, the film must be finished within 48 hours, depending on the setting.
Live events can only be viewed live – but a recording of the panel discussions may be provided on Monday.

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  • You already have the movie playing on 5 browsers / devices or running on 2 devices at the same time.
Q: Do you have any other questions?

Feel free to contact us over info@deepave.org

Q: I want to support you for organizing this filmfestival. How can I donate to DEEPWAVE?
Thank you! We are entirely donation-based, so we appreciate any help. The best way to help from abroad is by becoming a Patreon.

We are a German NGO, so depending on where you live, a donation might even be tax-deductable:

Festival Stream

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We are uploading the recorded livestream tomorrow.


— Livestream starts 6 p.m. —

All times are CEST (GMT+1)

Welcome from

Andrea Gerhard – Moderation of the evening
Prof. Dr. Christian Wild – University of Bremen


Frederik Götz, Ambassador for DEEPWAVE


The Coral Guardian

When a drowned deep-sea diver is given another chance at life, he discovers a new home. A compelling story about the changing underwater world and the precarious connection between man and nature.

Director David I. Dinçer

10:45 min

Bahari Salama

Is it still possible to find an alternative to intensive exploitation of marine resources? In Zanzibar, the local fishing community of Jambiani is trying to preserve the biodiversity of the ocean’s fauna. Bahari Salama is a doc film co-financed by donors and through a crowdfunding campaign, which will show how it is possible to find an alternative route to the intensive exploitation of our seas – through projects that protect both the environment and the local economies of fishing populations.

Directors Darim Alessandro Da Prato, Fabrizio Del Dotto

25 min

Ein kleiner Plastikdelfin wird in einem Wust aus Geisternetzen am Strand angeschwemmt.

Interview — Making Of The Coral Guardian

We’re starting with a short video about Making Of The Coral Guardian. With a lot of discipline, work, dedication, creativity, and cohesion, David I. Dinçer and his team have created a movie shot entirely underwater. We would love to hear how they did it, so we are inviting David to answer your and our questions.

20 min

Screen Break – 15 minutes

Marine Biologist reflects on 2019

Madeline St. Clair Baker presents her own personal reflection on 2019 and how working as a marine biologist impacted her physically and emotionally. Underpinned by powerful images of her travels, both of the beauty of nature and its destruction by human hands, she presents her personal journey and emotional world – marked by ambivalent feelings of hope and hopelessness, confidence and despair, joy and sadness.

Director Madeline St. Clair Baker

10:53 min

Ein kleiner Plastikdelfin wird in einem Wust aus Geisternetzen am Strand angeschwemmt.

Facing Water

The protagonist of this film, Amit, discovers the sea in a diving course and falls in love – with the water itself, the quiet, the calmness, and nature overall. This film was made in memory of Amit Yeori and is based on a poem by Zelda. The film is a part of the project “A Face. The Day. A Memorial.” by the Avi Chai Foundation.

Director Daphna Awadish

2:54 min

Reef Revolution

An undocumented reef, 11 kilometers offshore of Pātea in New Zealand, has captured the curiosity and passion of a dedicated team and their local community. Follow in this sentimental journey as a younger generation joins the team of “Project Reef Life” and in turn surprises an older generation about life in their local ocean. Featuring interviews with Karen (Joint Project Lead), Josh (Marine scientist), and Oliver (Student).

Director Rebecca Pratt

8:53 min

Ein kleiner Plastikdelfin wird in einem Wust aus Geisternetzen am Strand angeschwemmt.

MY 25: The ocean between us

Switching between memories and reality, this film tells an intimate story of how our oceans have changed in just 25 years of the lifetime of young director Inka Cresswell. She set out to show the power of marine protected areas. From traditional fishing practices to state-of-the-art wet labs and coral restoration work, she demonstrates how there is still time to change the fate of our oceans. In the fight to conserve our oceans, she shows the importance of learning from different cultures and generations.

Director Inka Cresswell

15 min

Great White Sharks

Learn a lot about the great white shark from the perspective of the 10-year-old director Lakan Duskin, who has perfected the use of Lego and skillfully used his artwork in an animation film. It calls to action in order to protect the important and amazing predator – an entertaining short film for everyone.

Director Lakan Duskin

3:22 min

Ein kleiner Plastikdelfin wird in einem Wust aus Geisternetzen am Strand angeschwemmt.

Panel Discussion
— Women in science and filmmaking

Mads Ocean (Marine Biologist Reflects on 2019)
Inka Cresswell (MY 25: The ocean between us)
Rebecca Pratt (Reef Revolution)

Open End


around 9:00 pm

After Party (ICRS Conference Attendees only)
Join different rooms with ocean experts and enthusiasts for further exchange and discussions in gather.town 

There is more!

— We have selected another 7 films for you to enjoy, including the highlights from our previous years. —