Spectacular Celebration of Surf Cinema Hits Sydney

Coming this January to Syndey, Australia, the O’Neill Surf Film Festival will hit the original surf city for two weeks of incredible surf film, art, music and culture events. The Festival will take place between 22 Jan - 1 Feb reaching out from the city to Bondi Beach and each beachside community with events and art shows popping up around Sydney's coast. The film selection panel spent four weeks discussing 36 film submissions and finally landed on final lineup of locals and international films.
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A diverse mix of Australian and international surf films have been selected by the panel and is sure to amaze audiences with spectacular surfing, in depth documentaries and unique experiences such us Tierra De Patagones or The Old, The Young and The Sea we closely described in our previous posts. Hera is the rest of official 2015 movie selection:


Director: Ian Thomson      Producer: Mark Castets

Two gay surfers unite to uncover the taboo of homosexuality in surfing. Together they embark on a global journey to speak with people from all corners of the surfing community about an aspect of surf culture that has until now remained hidden. As their journey unfolds, they uncover a culture of fear, secrecy and exclusion but are inspired to affect change by connecting people, provoking discussion and looking to the sport’s grassroots values of freedom of spirit and love for the ocean.


Director/Producer: Mark Waters

Mark didn’t set out to be a filmmaker, but a traveler who just happened to carry a camera. To celebrate his love for new worlds and life experiences, he created personal film projects that helped develop a style of moviemaking that is characterized by a plainspoken perspective with great idiosyncratic talent for contemporary storytelling. Mark’s pictures recall worlds of unencumbered simplicity and unhindered living, a sterling portrayal of all that is true and pure with personal voyages to foreign lands. There is no exclusivity to Marks creative ability: his cardinal understanding of travel and filmmaking are bred from first-person practical knowledge, the development of his distinct style polished during his time abroad. Mark is, in his purest state, a traveler with a filmmaker’s eye.


Director/Producer: Bryce Lowe-White and Ben Weiland

Alex Gray, Josh Mulcoy, and Pete Devries went on a journey through the remote Aleutian Arc of Alaska, the birthplace of storm systems that send swell back to the rest of us in civilization. They braved heavy weather, flew on rickety prop planes, and ate seal meat en route to discovering one of the best cold-water slabs in the world. The film follows the cold-water crew as they traverse the island on quads, tracking pulses of swell to remote bays and never before surfed points. Set against the stunning volcanic backdrop of the Aleutian Islands, The Cradle of Storms is cold-water surf exploration at its finest.

METANOIA (Australia)

Director/Producer: Marcus Morrell

Metanoia means to change ones mind, heart or way of life. Combining elements of healthy living, philosophy, meditation, surfing and B.A.S.E jumping, Metanoia is about learning to become in-tune with yourself and the earth. Bodysurfing by Mike Stewart, Mark Cunningham and Chris Kalima RED footage licensed by Greg Huglin Films. Shot on location in Western Australia, Indonesia, South Australia, New South Wales, Norway, Spain and Tahiti. Original Soundtrack featuring Norwegian’s Essence of a Session, moonpalace, Ablution & Guapo.


The Fortune Wild – Ben Gulliver (Canada)
Gathering – Nathan Oldfield (Australia)
Rail to Rail – Joel Sharpe (El Salvador)
The Involvement Dream – Nathan Oldfield (Australia)
Seastills – Chris Duczynski (Australia)
Bundjalung – Carlos Portella (Brazil)
Chicken Soup – Tyler Bell (Australia)
Soul of a Carnation, Heart of a Surfer – Helio Valentim (Portugal)

Photo: © SSFF 


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