Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival 28th May-19th June


Welcome to the 3rd Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival. It’s going to be a month of Australian premieres, some surf art and photography and we will be awarding  garlands for films that have been submitted to the Festival this year from all over the world. We’ve had entrants from Peru, Brazil, Netherlands, U.K. the U.S,  Portugal, Spain and of course Australia. It’s been humbling. And time consuming going through them all. Thanks to all who submitted. Your passion is inspiring.
Next Tuesday the 28th May is our opening night. If you haven’t got tickets yet you should think about it soon as its selling fast. It’s the Australian theatrical premiere of White Rhino an epic big wave film that also discusses the art of surf photography as well as the mindset of the surfer who takes off on these monsters and thinks it’s fun. It’s big screen perfect. We will also be screening Simagere  (Brazil) about a surfing family doing it not so tough in the Mentawais and a fun short from the States called Waveslayer. 
If you come a bit earlier (5.30) you can catch the opening of our Gallery at the same location as the cinemas. Thanks to Grace at Red Ink Rodeo Studio there will be surf art and photography on display. You can look intelligent, arty and up for whatever just by stepping into the studio, grabbing a glass of wine or beer and discussing whether it looks the right way up or not. You can even vote on it. The Gallery show will run for a week and prizes are going to be handed out thanks to Coastline BMW and McGrath Caloundra. Well done and thank you.
Next up, a week later on Tuesday 4th June  is another Australian premiere, the quite beautiful Time Well Spent, (U.S.) the story of four boys who have not had the best start in life  who find solace and redemption by doing good for others in Costa Rica and surfing spectacularly. Like every screening we have this year, this film is family friendly, full of good messages and good surfing.  “ A Stunning Film,” says Surfer Today. Agreed.
On Wednesday the 12th of June, we have the Australian premiere of Satori. (South Africa)  Hands down it is one of the best films we’ve ever screened. Buddhism and South Africa might not spring to mind as sitting perfectly side by side, but Satori is exactly what the characters in this film achieve by surfing massive breaks like Dungeons and being immersed in the ocean. Not to be missed. Also screening with it is To The Sea  (Peru) about a group of surfers who preserved a surf break from development on their home turf and showed others all around the world how it can be done. And should be done. It’s superb.
On Sunday, the 16th of June it’s our Women in Surf Film Programme with the very lovely,  ‘Introducing the Super Stoked Surf Mamas of Pleasure Point’.  (U.S.) It looks as good as it sounds and will be screened alongside local film The Surfing Mums’ Journey (AUS) although the film maker Paula is from Brazil so you’ll have to come and see if we have the origin right. Of the Sea (U.S) follows and if you believe “hot bikinis for a hot planet” is a good motto and we do you will like the story of mum and surfer Katherine Terrell who makes said items from recycled materials. Last but not least on Wednesday the 19th of June is SHAKA. It’s the story of world champion snowboarder Mathieu Crepel from France and his quest to cross disciplines and conquer the killer waves at Jaws in Hawaii. It’s death defying and he has to prepare for the worst. It’s a great crossover adventure/sports/snowboarding/surf doc, just right for winter and will be screening with some selected short surf films. Make the most of the films on offer. If you want to come and see a few and bring the family but it stretches the budget bit too far get in contact with us at and we’ll look after you. Volunteers get in for free. 




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