WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER
WEDNESDAY 10th OCT // Regent St Cinema, W1
UPDATE: Big Wata has SOLD OUT >> Watch EMOCEAN & EOS at 8.50PM >>TICKETS
WEDNESDAY SESSION 1 // 7pm >> SOLD OUT
UK PREMIERE: Big Wata Dir. Gugi van der Velden
West Africa has a turbulent and violent past. In a small corner of Sierra Leone, during an Ebola outbreak, a band of brothers find solace, escape and a new found identity through surfing. Big Wata (The Ocean) is an insightful, inspiring documentary that gets under the skin of the first and only surf club in Sierra Leone and explores the lives and of those surfers that call the club home. This sense of freedom and community is what surfing is all about.
WORLD PREMIERE: The Sea Empowers Dir, Lucy Jane/ Joya Berrow
Within the patriarchal Jamaican surf scene, 28 year old Imani Wilmot is a beacon of hope for fellow women. An intimate exploration on the social impact of surfing, culminating in Jamaica’s first ever all female surf contest, emotions run high exposing just what surfing really means to these women.
Accompanied by Director Q+A
Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film: Nomads by Jonny Campbell (5mins)
WEDNESDAY SESSION 2 // 8.50 pm >> TICKETS
UK PREMERE: EMOCEAN Dir: Tony Harrington
An epic surf trip and love letter to the ocean. Featuring the likes of iconic surf filmmaker Paul Witzig, Pipeline photographer Brent Bielmann, watermen Dave Kalama, Jamie Mitchell and Jeff Clarke plus surfers Bronte & Dave MacAulay and more this is a documentary with soul. Shot on location in Australia, Hawaii and California, combining stunning cinematography and a salty blend of stories – tales of adventure, inspiration, love and loss this exploration of our complex relationship with the ocean, is not to be missed.
EUROPEAN PREMIERE: EOS Dir. Bruce Muller
Super stylish Kassia Meador blurs the line between surfer, artist & performer. A creative & captivating cinematic masterpiece, combing an epic soundscape and stunning cinematography from Scott Soens & the late Sonny Miller.
Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film: Found Sound by Zach Sebastian (5mins)