Once again, for a few days in the month of June, Surfilm Festibal and the city of Donostia San Sebastian will become the centre of surfing in Spain. This year we'll be holding the 6th edition of the festival. Something that started as an excuse to watch our favourite surfing movies on the big screen, has developed into a sophisticated event… these days the event offers films at the Teatro Principal, environment at the Aquarium, exhibitions in guest venues and finally, a new proposal to add entity to our epic parties, Surfilm Festibaila, the first edition of a hot dance music festival celebrated in Jareño, Eguia.
Also new this year is the surfing shortfilm contest. After six years of experience with Surfilmfestibal we have noticed the increasing number of “amateurs" works, of more than acceptable quality, as well as how they catch the attention of the public. We are willing to motivate the people and to obtain their response in the shape of works with different perspectives but within the theme of surfing. This is why we think it is time to give a space to everyone willing to present their work. This new proposal has been encouraged through different categories, prizes here and there, fun, freshness and the will to enjoy ourselves. The Environment Day will once more kick off the festival; no doubt, if the waves are not clean we cannot surf, and if we can’t surf our passion is gone, and if our passion is gone, we’ll have no more ideas, and without ideas, there will be no films, and if we have no films….WE HAVE NOTHING! Defend your waves, your beach, your coast!
The film program is not closed yet. So far we can confirm the presence of the documentary film showing the amazing story of the Smiling Surfing team (smilingsurfing.com). A solidarity surfari in India, a group of surfers who want to use surfing to put a sunray in the lives of some Indian kids who lost their parents after the tragic Tsunami in 2004.
Rumours say that a well acknowledged advanced music festival from Barcelona starting with an S, who has been around for a long while, had to change their dates after finding out SURFILM FESTIBAILA was taking place the 13th and 14th of June!!!! We’re being serious, they had heard about the wild parties and they were aware of the amount of public they would be missing…Of course, they shit their pants after seeing we had confirmed the presence of Discípulos de Dionisios, Los Coronas, Los Tiki Phantoms, and we are still waiting for Saturday’s program highlight. Well, as you may see, this year we’re ready to jump into the pool (without waves) and we are holding two music nights: Friday night in a more rock n roll surf style and more of a mix of surf, rock, electronic for Saturday night…It will all happen at the Casa de Cultura in Egia, Jareño For those into music, it will be the indy music point in Donostia…¡Come and get involved!
This is Surfilm Festibal and Surfilm FestiBAILA, where passion, commitment and limitless fun meet.
All the info on: www.surfilmfestibal.com