FROM 26 TO 29
FROM 7 TO 10 JULY
2023 IN ANGLET
MOVIES SELECTION 2023
A PRIMA ONDA (Corsica)
18h30 // 52min
Real. Paul Joseph Poggi
Four Corsican surfers talk about their wanderings on the island in search of virgin waves. Originally from different regions of the island, they each reveal to us in their own way their encounter with a practice that carries within it a true ideal of life. Much more than a simple sport, surfing, with its share of history and legends, has experienced a singular development in Corsica.
MONDAY JULY 10
SAVAGE WATERS (England)
22h00 // 93min
Real. Mikey Corker
Prod. Wihpped Dea
Matt Knight, an experienced British sea captain, set out to find a giant wave described in a treasure hunt story. With his wife, their four children and a seasoned big surfer, he begins a journey to the Selvagens Islands, a small Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic, where the waters are particularly dangerous.
SATURDAY JULY 8
WAVES APART (United States)
17h45 // 24’26min
Real. Josh Greene
Prod. Alsan Dalgic & Ela Passarelli
When he was 13, Josh Greene moved with his family to San Clemente, California, a town known for being one of the best surf spots on the West Coast of the United States. Greene had quickly developed a passion for the sport – going so far as to host his bar mitzvah party at a local museum dedicated to him.
As a “frail, absolutely unathletic teenager,” Greene says he was bullied a lot – with some “downright anti-Semitic” bullying, he says. Students at his school compared his physique to that of a Holocaust survivor.
Surfing had been a refuge for the ill-at-ease young man.
MONDAY JULY 10
CORNERS OF THE EARTH – KAMCHATKA (Australia)
22h00 // 89’45min
Réal: Spencer Frost & Guy Williment
Prod: Spencer Frost Films
Follow filmmakers Spencer Frost and Guy Williment and surfers Letty Mortenson and Fraser Dovell as they travel to Kamchatka in Russia’s far east in search of new waves along the frozen, uncharted coast. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk with more than 150 volcanoes (29 of which are active), the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East is as isolated as it is unique.
FRIDAY JULY 7
ANGLET, GRANDIR FACE À LA MER (France)
19h15 // 45min
Real. Christine Diger
Prod. Christine Diger
An epic that tells the story of the Anglet coast from 68 to 80 in several voices.
The film consists of three chapters which follow the course of life: « The sound of the sea » physical sensation of the sea since childhood, « The promise of the ocean: leaving… and returning » adolescence under the banner of the Summer of love influenced by the arrival of American and Australian surfers, and « The Love Room from pleasure to displeasure » which traces the contours of an era with its moments of happiness and disenchantment.
Anglet, Grandir face à la mer, introduces us to the birth of surfing in Anglet and its major role among young people in the 1970s, in which it inspired a singular and original way of life still present today.
Poetry, humour, grief and hope are the colors of this story lulled by the waves of the mother ocean.
SUNDAY JULY 9
The festival takes place right on the beaches of the Chambre d’Amour, with 3 projection sites, open-air screenings, surfing, movies, art and concerts – all entirely free and open to the public. From Monday 26th to Friday 29th August 2024, The International Surf Film Festival in Anglet will celebrate it’s 19th anniversary. During four days, Anglet will be home to one of surfing’s major cultural film events, gathering both amateurs and professionals around this year’s best cinematographic achievements. Since its creation in 2004, close to 200 films have been shown during the festival, offering each year an international overview of the best pictures from the surfing world. An international jury composed of members from the surfing world and the media will select 7 winners during the closing night’s awards ceremony.
The International Surf Film Festival has built itself upon a strong goal: give recognition to the artistic merit of surf films and enable a wider audience to discover them. With an ever growing creativity in film-making from directors around the globe and the evident lack of exposure given to these types of films in the past within Europe, the ‘surf film’ deserved a fitting cultural and artistic event in its own right. In 20 years, the festival has progressively imposed itself as such.
The quality and diversity of the films showcased each year, proposing a rich variety of images and stories from the world of surfing, have made it an unmissable key event in the season. Presented by Bruno Delaye Production and the city of Anglet, the festival is entirely free and open to the public – allowing for a moment of exchange and fun for everyone.
We would like to reduce the environmental impact of our festival as best we can. Several transport options have been put in place to enable you to access the festival; by bus, train, car pooling or by bike if you can. These options will also help you to avoid potential parking and traffic issues during the busy summer month of July!
Accessibility: adapted parking spaces are available in the public parking areas next to the festival, including an easy access to the festival venue.
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