WINNER: VIEWERS CHOICE AWARD
WORLD PREMIERE: ARNOW Dir. Jack Whitefield
A stylised and stylish cinematic portrait of enigmatic big wave surfer Tom Lowe. From unlikely beginnings in a small, Cornish fishing town to charging some of the biggest waves in the world – just who is Tom Lowe and what drives him?
Tom’s reputation as one of the most fearless men in surfing was hard-earned in the cold black waves of west Ireland, and has taken him to Mavericks, Maui, Nazare, the North Shore and beyond. This intimate film builds a picture of this complex character through a patchwork of memories and stories sown together through interviews of family and associates who have born witness to Tom’s dedicated and dangerous journey.
ACCOMPANIED BY A SPECIAL Q+A WITH TOM LOWE & DIR. JACK WHITEFIELD
SHORT: HUNROS JORNA Dir. Mickey Smith & Allan Wilson
Multi award-winning experimental Cornish language film from celebrated duo Mickey Smith & Allan Wilson of ‘Dark Side of the Lense’ fame. Across two decades a clan of curious misfits illuminated the frost bitten frontiers of North Atlantic salt. A pack of strays with a rare eye for heavy water, a halcyon era of exploration & camaraderie I the cold. From the supernatural alchemy of Kernow to the raw majesty of Eire, HUNROS JORNA recalls a lifetime of human hearts bewitched by the endless sea. Featuring Gwenno Saunders.
SHORT: WORLD PREMIERE: TWIN Dir. Roger Sharp
Some people just have a twin fin mentality and Markie Lascelles – second generation shaper at Cord surfboards – is one of those fellows. Forged in Cornish waters, Markie is just as at home in a Mentawai’s keg as he is in his shaping bay, combining knowledge passed down in his DNA from his legendary shaper dad ‘Chops’ with his own blend of Kernow magic.
SHORTIES shortlisted film WORSHIP Dir. Adam Norris
One year, two counties charting some of the UK’s best surfers in the South West.
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