28 December 19
Since its humble beginnings back in 2010 the festival has grown to become the longest running surf film festival in Australia bringing the world’s best surf films to Torquay every summer. This year the festival has grown to present 14 surf films over five nights at the Australian National Surfing Museum in Torquay.
January 2020 will see the running of the 10th Annual Bells Beach Surf Film Festival from Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th.
Highlights at this year’s festival include a special screening of TROUBLE: the Lisa Anderson story on Opening night (Thursday 2nd January). TROUBLE tells the story of USA surfer Lisa Anderson who would win four world surfing titles over two turbulent decades. A warts and all journey through her life as a young surfer in the eighties.
Festival Director, John Foss is delighted with the films this year: “We have an incredible selection of surf films from Australian and around the world screening this year. I’m really looking forward to DELAMA WARRI, filmed and produced by local Surf Coast longboarder Sam Suendermann, a fantastic film celebrating the spirit of female surfing in Wadawurrong Country featuring local surfers and artists. Jack Coleman’s ZONE FREQUENCY has also generated a lot of interest amongst festival fans in Torquay and is our closing night film.“
Other films to screen include PACIFICO also made by a local Melbourne based surf filmmaker as they travel in a van from California to Patagonia at the Southern tip of South America searching for the perfect wave. A strong companion piece to PACIFICO is TRANSCENDING WAVES a stunning documentary produced by the Azulay Brothers, Julian and Joaquin from Argentina. Saturday 4th January sees a special screening of the George Greenough classic THE INNERMOST LIMITS OF FUN that redefined surf filmmaking.
Further information about the 2020 Bells Beach Surf Film Festival HERE
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- REPORT BY BBSFF