FROM THE WILD SEA

78 min. I England, Ireland, the Netherlands I 2021


As the peak of winter draws near, Europe’s marine animal rescue volunteers are bracing themselves for the rough season. Night and day, all year round, they work tirelessly to rescue coastal wildlife from life-threatening elements: Oil. Plastic. Storms. Climate change fuels violent weather across the seas, and the escalating winter storms are coming at them with an unprecedented roar. 
FROM THE WILD SEA is a creative documentary film that zooms in on the complex collision between human and nature. We are taken on a disturbing and fascinating journey into the emerging Anthropocene Era, seen from both the human and animal perspective. As humans attempt to rescue marine creatures, each individual animal looks back at us with inquisitive eyes. The film paints a sensorial, touching picture of our modern world while exploring how we are all connected in an immense, nuanced system stretching far beyond the human race.





Director : Robin Petré
Producer : Malene Flindt Pedersen
Cinematography : María Grazia Goya, Robin Petré
Editing : Charlotte Munch Bengtsen
Sound Design : Thomas Pape

Danish title : FRA DET VILDE HAV
Length : 78 minutes
Language : English, Dutch
Production Country : Denmark
Filmed in :
UK, Ireland, the Netherlands

Produced by Hansen & Pedersen
with the support of New Danish Screen



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FESTIVALS & AWARDS


Berlinale
Berlin International Film Festival (Germany 2021)
Nominated for the Berlinale Documentary Award

Global Science Film Festival (Switzerland 2021)
*GRAND PRIX for Best Film

VIFF Vancouver International Film Festival
(Canada 2021)
*Honourable Mention for the Impact Award


Ji.hlava Intl. Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic 2021)
*Best Film About Nature Special Mention / Testimonies

Inconvenient Films Intl. Human Rights Documentary Film Fest (Lithuania 2021)
*Special Mention for the Youth Voice Award

Sydney Film Festival (Australia 2021)
Nominated for the Sustainable Future Award

Zürich Film Festival (Switzerland 2021)
Nominated in the Documentary Competition &
for the Science Film Award

Sheffield DocFest (UK 2021)
Nominated for the First Feature Award

CPH:DOX (Denmark 2021)
Nominated for the POLITIKEN:DANISH:DOX AWARD

Millenium Docs Against Gravity (Poland 2021)
Nominated for the Green Warsaw Award

Cinema Verite Iran Int. Documentary Film Festival (Iran 2021)

Reykjavik International Film Festival (Iceland 2021)

Sarajvo Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021)

Cork Film Festival (Ireland 2021)

True/False Film Festival (USA 2021)

Nara Intl. Film Festival (Japan 2021)

Doclisboa (Portugal 2021)
Nominated for the Healthy Workplaces Film Award


Unabhängiges Filmfest Osnabrück (Germany 2021)
Nominated for the Peace Award

Piccolo Grande Cinema (Italy 2021)

Filmambiente (Brazil 2021)
Nominated in the Feature Competition

Norwegian Intl. Film Festival Haugesund (Norway 2021)

FIC Valdivia (Chile 2021)

Bergen International Film Festival (Norway 2021)

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival (USA 2021)

Biografilm Festival | Intl. Celebration of Lives (Italy 2021)

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (Greece 2021)

Tulum International Film Festival (Mexico 2021)

Screening Rights Film Festival
 (UK 2021)

Olympia International Film Festival (Greece 2021)

Northern Lights Film Festival (Belarus 2021)

Ecocup Green Documentary Film Festival (Russia 2021)

Darßer NaturfilmFestival (Germany 2021)

KAFF Kara Animal Film Festival (South Korea 2021)

Cormorán Film Fest
(Spain 2021)

Planet in Focus (Canada 2021)