I Just Went For A Swim Showing At The International Ocean Film Festival

I Just Went For A Swim Showing At The International Ocean Film Festival

Lauren Tischendorf became the first woman – with Lynton Mortensen as the first man – to complete a 32.2 km circumnavigation swim around Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea in Australia. Her 13 hour 50 minute circumnavigation swim served as the background for her award-winning documentary film I Just Went For A Swim.

I Just Went For A Swim was honored at the 2021 Toronto International Women Film Festival, 2022 Lady Wild Film Fest, 2021 Niagara Falls International Short Festival, 2021 Women’s Adventure Film Tour, 2021 LA Independent Women Film Awards, and 2021 Venezia Shorts Italy.

The 18-minute film, directed and produced by Australian filmmaker Adam Dostalek and written by Tischendorf, is a heart-warming, thought-provoking film that helps encourage young girls and women to be bold and to work together and encourage them to step beyond their personal and societal boundaries. At 37 and a mere average swimmer who has felt unworthy for year, Tischendorf decided that she wanted to achieve something extraordinary, so she decided on an adventure of a lifetime: she swam around Lord Howe Island off Tasmania.

The film will be featured this Saturday, April 9th at the 19th International Ocean Film Festival in San Francisco.

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