The San Sebastian Surfilm festibal is easily the best surf film festival I’ve ever been to. Fact! Partly but not only because it’s the only surf film festival I’ve been to…
My first experience was in 2010, Surfilmfestibal 8, when I was a judge. Also judging was Derek Reilly of Stab and once SE… my hero! Such a cheeky chappy, that one. He said things like, (to our gracious Basque hosts) “This is beautiful architecture, did General Franco build this?” and also things like, “That one actually wasn’t too bad, I nearly stayed awake during that one.” Derek is a regular riot.
Other stuff that was awesome was Patrick Trefz nearly having fisticuffs with this dude called Ted who now works for The Intertia. Fab. We did our big judging discussion in a gin bar being served gins from a trolley. Alex Dick-Read from The Surfers Path was a judge too. I felt sorry for him, so I bought him a lunch of chicken. In return he gave me a giant Surfers Path sticker with the funny inca maze logo thingy.
Anyway, enough of me memoirs, on to this year’s fest!
If you wanna see the picks of the feature movies on show, they’re here In summary, it’s big waves, it’s small waves and it’s gay surfers. Check em out.
Meanwhile, the full program has now been announced. Surf Europe is uber-proud to be presenting sponsor of the LOCAL WARMING shorts night on 7th June, starting at 22.30 at Teatro Principal.
Vincent Kardasik’s ‘Belharra After Hercules’ 6 min short is well worth a squiz!
The lineup reads a bit like this:
LEHONARD COHEREN KANTA BAT
Manu Uranga . Euskadi . 2014. 6 min.
Short films selection by Acid Surfing mag. 6 min Selección de cortos by Acid Surfing. 6 min.
BE A NABO
Shaf. Irún. 2014. 2 min.
ADVENTURE, NATXO GONZALEZ
Jon Aspuru. Euskadi. 2014. 10min
Igor Bellido. Basque Country. 2014. 15 min.
Mikel Yerobi, Unai Borda, Imanol Sorazu. Basque country. 2014. 6 min.
INVASION. THE RIGHT POINTBREAK: SAFI – WORLD PREMIERE
Fred Berho,Thomas Larocca. Francia. 2014. 6 min.
Tazz Yassin special live presentation Tazz Yassin special live presentation
Mario Azurza. Euskadi . 2014. 5 min. Mario Azurza. Euskadi . 2014. 5 min.
Mikel Yerobi. / Lander / Argu Euskadi. 2014. 3 min.
JON LO WINTER
Ñute. Euskadi. 2014. 6 min.
BELHARRA AFTER HERCULES
Vincent Kardazik. Francia. 2014. 6 min.Vincent Kardazik. Francia. 2014. 6 min.