So excited for a new Ombak Bali Surf Film Festival! Countdown it is, get ready for 3 salty nights of surf films, music, art (and popcorn!) outside on the beach at La Plancha, Seminyak. This years festival highlights 17 selected films from 12 different countries, featuring monster waves, surf travels, personal missions, mind blowing stories and just a whole lot of good surf.
The festival starts each day around sunset (6pm). Entrance is free, just bring your good vibes and come early to get the best seats on the sand. Check out the line up of movies below and on www.ombakbali.com. See you there babes!
Opening night – Thursday August 6
Kicking off this year’s event is the highly anticipated world premiere of ‘Bulan Baru’ with Tai Graham and friends chasing a secret wave around Indo. Main films of the night are the Asian premiere of ‘The Fisherman’s Son,’by Chris Malloy which follows big wave rider, Ramón Navarro,on his crusade to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast.Following, is ‘Devocean’ by Bali-based director, Maka, who will be presenting the film himself. This moving film reveals the story of Bruno H, who spent the majority of his life in or on the water, until tragedy struck in 1999. Plunging from carefree surfer and sailor to the depths of despair, this film tells the inspiring tale of his return to the ocean.
Day 2 – Friday August 7
‘Into the Sea’ is the incredible story of Irish pro surfer, Easkey Britton, as she travels through Iran with several top Iranian sportswomen in search of waves in isolated regions. ‘Wave of the Winter,’comes next withall the latest thrills from Pipeline. The last film of the night is an atmospheric retro documentary that captures the emerging beach and surf lifestyle of Brazil in the early 70’s.
Closing night – August 8
‘The Wave I Ride’ is the inspiring story of Hawaian monster wave surfer Paige Alms, one of just 10 female big wave surfers in the world. Closing off the festival is ‘Bear Island’ that sees three Norwegian brothers on a freezing adventure chasing waves and battling for survival in a far off uninhabited island in the North Pole.