Wavescape Surf Film Festival 2016

Wavescape Surf Film Festival 2016

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We’re amped for this festival of film and art that celebrates ocean life.

For one week every December visitors to this annual festival get to celebrate surf and ocean culture through various media. Highlights of this year’s film festival include The Fourth Phase, which features iconic athlete Travis Rice as he follows the storm cycle for 16 000 miles around the north Pacific; and Bruce Gold – Last of the Great Surfing Hippies, a film about how for almost 50 years Bruce has managed to live in Jeffrey’s Bay without a job, dedicating his life to riding waves.

The Short films and documentaries schedule:

Date and Time Films Cost Venue
3 December, 9pm Bruce Gold – Last of the Great Surfing Hippies
Whale Fantasia
Lunar
The Man & The Sea
South to Sian
free Clifton 4th Beach
7 December, 7pm Let’s Be Frank: Q&A
Freezing
The More Things Change
R55 Jack Black Brewery
7 December, 8pm The Accord 
Valley of a Thousand Hills
The Man & The Sea
R55 Jack Black Brewery
8 December, 6pm Dirty Old Wedge
The Zone 
Adapt Your Mind
R55 The Labia Theatre
8 December, 8pm Peninsula Mitre 
Within
Valley of a Thousand Hills
R55 The Labia Theatre
9 December, 6pm The Smoke That Thunders
Once Upon a Town
R55 The Labia Theatre
9 December, 8pm

The Fourth Phase

R55 The Labia Theatre
10 December, 6pm Against the Current: Q&A
Bruce Gold – Last of the Great Surfing Hippies
The Man & The Sea
Sea Change
Valley of a Thousand Hills
Risky Business
R55 The Labia Theatre
10 December, 8pm Let’s be Frank: Q&A
Freedom Riders
The Ghost Ship
R55 The Labia Theatre
11 December, 6pm Angel Azul
Whale Fantasia
Fields of View
R55 The Labia Theatre
11 December, 8pm Sorria 
Women & The Waves 2
Lunar
The Ghost Ship
R55 The Labia Theatre

Slide Night

This is an evening of 10-minute talks by 10 thought leaders, including Janine Basson (on sustainable plastic recycling and dealing with the plastic epidemic), Xavier Zylstra (on the potential of marine biomimicry) and Tom Foster (who rides on three-metre cow sharks).

Date 6 December
Cost R120, book at Webticket
Time 7pm
Venue Centre for the Book

Art Board Exhibition and Auction

The Art Board Project sees 10 artists turn surfboards into pieces of art. They work pro bono, with money raised going towards ocean conservation and safety organisations.
Date 21 November – 29 November (exhibition), 29 November (Auction)
Cost Free
Time 7pm
Venue Tiger’s Milk Muizenberg

Fish Fry

Wavescape Festival launches this year with an evening of fish-braaiing fun. The event sees artists, environmentalists, surfers, celebrity braai teams and judges (for the awesome braai competition), as well as ordinary folk coming together to celebrate ocean life, with live music by DJs Cath and Dune Tilley. Expect tons of surfing photographs, surfboards on display, beer and, of course, good food.

Date 26 November
Cost R40
Time 6pm
Venue Jack Black Brewery

Beach Reach

Beach Reach is an outreach programme that works with and to educate children and beach goers alike. Save Our Seas Foundation in collaboration with Shark Spotters, Shark Education Centre, the NSRI and Waves for Change will be educating festival goers about sharks and ocean conservation.
Date 10 December
Venue Muizenberg beach

Event Information

Contact

083 509 5106, shani@wavescape.co.za