INTERNATIONAL FEATURES: SNEAK PREVIEW
While submissions to the International Features don’t officially close until Monday 8th August, we can pull back the curtain to reveal a sneak preview of some of the films we will be screening at this year’s festival…
UK Premiere: LOST ATLAS, Kai Neville, USA, 2011, 45m
Featuring the surfing of Dane Reynolds, Jordy Smith, Dion Aigus, Kolohe Andino Julian Wilson et al Lost Atlas is one of this year’s hottest releases and picks up where Neville’s iconic “Modern Collective” (2009) left off. This unfiltered view of some of the world’s most progressive surfers presents a wild shift in performance surfing cut with candid clips and set to an epic soundtrack.
UK Premiere: SPLINTERS, Adam Pesce, USA, 2011, 94 m
In the 80’s a pilot left behind a surfboard in a remote ocean side village in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea. This compelling story unfolds 20 years later in the months leading up to the first National Surf Championships and explores the effect that surfing has had on human relationships, inter-club tensions and the competitive spirit within this tight knit, passionate community.
UK Premiere: SIGHT|SOUND, Mikey DeTemple, USA, 2011, 42 m
One of this year’s most anticipated releases, this lovingly crafted ode to waveriding follows Chris Del Moro, Kassia Meador, Alek Parker and Ryan Burch from the crystalline Tropics to the snow-fringed waters of Nova Scotia. Breathtaking cinematography and an eclectic soundtrack combine to make this a modern classic.
UK Premiere: FIRST LOVE, Claire Gorman, Australia, 2010, 58m
Following three competitive female surfers from the male dominated waters of Phillip Island as they prepare for their first trip to Hawaii, this is an inspiring documentary about friendship, dedication and following your dreams. How will they cope with the strains of competition, the challenge of big waves, career threatening injury and meeting their idols?
The international programme will be accompanied by Q+A’s from legends of screen and surf plus the pick of The Shorties short film competition presented by National Trust celebrating homegrown filmmaking talents. We’ll be revealing all very soon…