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The new film festival that's already making waves

This new home grown film is set to make its mark at the Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival.
This new home grown film is set to make its mark at the Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival. CAM GREENWOOD

A FESTIVAL of films focussed on all aspects of the surfing culture will screen over four days in Caloundra later this month.

Apart from a line up of eight films which will deliver their full potential at the Caloundra Big Screen Cinemas, there is also a pop-up gallery at Moffat Beach featuring local surf artists and an arts surfboard which will go on show at the Caloundra Regional Gallery.

Festival director Murray Power said the film festival, first proposed two years ago, had already attracted a foundation sponsor in Century 21 and was generating an enormous buzz.

Sunshine Coast film maker Jordan Merry from the Monsta Surf team will open the festival with his film Live Passionately that chronicles a surfing odyssey through Indonesia.

 

A STILL from the new Sunshine Coast movie Live Passionately which will open the inaugural Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival at Caloundra.
A STILL from the new Sunshine Coast movie Live Passionately which will open the inaugural Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival at Caloundra. CAM GREENWOOD

 

The goal in 2018 is to open the festival to competition with the aim of attracting the eyes of directors from the Australian surfing film circuit to local talent.

The festival will be launched at Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club at a breakfast featuring producers Phil Jarratt and Paige Livingstone as guest speakers.

Ms Livingstone is responsible for Given, a smash hit on the surf film festival circuit drawing 3000 people to the Byron Bay screening while Jarratt's Men of Wood and Foam which takes an historical look at the growth of the sport and development of the surfboard industry in Australia.

Men Of Wood & Foam follows the story of six friends from Brookvale who shaped the history of surfing in Australia.

Jarratt said the film chronicles the pioneers of the Australian surfboard industry, "the men who set up factories on an old market garden at Brookvale, behind Sydney's northern beaches, in the postwar years and built a tiny cottage industry into a surfboard boom that changed our beach culture forever".

The grandest old men of the industry include Gordon Woods, 90, Noosa's Billy Wallace, 89, and Scott Dillon, also 89.

The festival line up also includes Distance Between Dreams, View from a Blue Moon, The Women and the Waves 2, the double feature South to Sian and North of the Sun and The Old, the Young and the Sea.

Festival goers used to viewing surf clips on smart phones, computers or tablets will enjoy the experience of seeing these feature length films as they were meant to be viewed, on a big screen that captures the power and the beauty of the ocean and its waves.

The Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival will screen from May 18 to 21 at the Caloundra Big Screen Cinemas. Go to scsff.com.au for full program and film details.

Topics:  maroochydore surf club murray power phil jarratt whatson



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