Ice cool

Ice cool

Film festivals are hosted the world over, and everyone has heard of the big names: Cannes, Sundance and Vancouver. But this year, Quark Expeditions is hosting a new film festival in a remote region, with a seafaring twist.

The Floating Polar Film Festival, organised by the polar specialists, is a shipshape documentary festival that will set sail from Buenos Aires on 2 November 2013, and head south towards the Antarctic. Curated by Hot Docs (North America’s largest documentary film festival), a diverse series of documentary screenings are planned for the voyage, with Jeff Orlowski’s climate-change film, Chasing Ice, headlining.

Chasing Ice- acclaimed by critics at Sundance and Hot Docs, and previously featured on – chronicles environmental photographer James Balog’s quest to capture irrefutable visual evidence that the glaciers are melting and that climate change is rapidly affecting our world. Orlowski, who explains that his film ‘underscores the importance of preserving our planet for generations to come’, will be a guest of honour at the floating fest, which will sail around the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica.

Whilst the line-up is still being finalised (the full programme will be revealed in July), a diverse array of documentaries have been promised, whose subjects will focus on themes of ecology, exploration and adventure.

To reserve a spot on the Floating Polar Film Festival, call 00 1 888 892 0073 or visit

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