2018 – Official Selection

A MOMENT WITH THE WIND (2018) by Ibrahim Nashat
A kite in the sky, a board on his feet and nature’s key ingredient; the wind. A passionate rider perfecting the art of Kitesurfing to
balance mind, body and soul.
Screens Thursday, October 18th – 7:30pm

 

BLUE HEART (2018) by Britton Caillouette
In the Balkan Peninsula between Slovenia and Albania, hydropower projects threaten to destroy the richly diverse culture, history and ecology of the region known as the Blue Heart of Europe.
Screens Saturday, October 20th – 4:30pm

 

EMPTIES (2018) by Nuno Dias
Giant swells emerge from Winter storms of the North Atlantic, they travel thousands of miles south and converge into a 16,000ft deep underwater canyon, retaining their full potential as they approach the shore. Each Wave tells a story, with it’s own color, shape, expression and details. It’s a long journey, culminating in a raw display of power on the Coast of Nazaré. This rare set of circumstances creates the biggest and gnarliest waves on the planet.
Screens Thursday, October 18th – 7:30pm

 

EUPHORIA – INDESCRIBABLE ADVENTURE (2017) by Linda Sanders
Filmed at Manu National Park, deep in the Amazon Rainforest, Euphoria follows Sondre Amdahl and Tommy Chen on their 230km journey through an unspoiled expanse of boiling jungle and breath-taking cloud forests running from the Andes mountains to the Madre de Dios River.  Its lowlands are only accessible by boat and its impenetrable nature has been both reasons why so many are attracted to its dark undergrowth and the reason it has remained so well preserved.
Screens Friday, October 19th – 8pm

FILS DE BAINES (2018) by Jeremie Gabrien, Kevin Groisy, Julien Mouyssac and Tommy Petiot
“Fils de Baïnes” is a short film that takes on bodysurf, nature and all the values that go with it.  We would like to bring awareness in the way these men live their passion, bodysurfing,during the winter, right in the middle of an authentic landscape, spectacular coastline, a mix of untouched and protected beaches, dunes and forests.
Screens Saturday, October 20th – 4:30pm

 

IN PERPETUAL MOTION (2017) by Krystle Wright
There is no singular shot that defines a photographers career as it is about the process of photography and the fine balance between passion and obsession. A short film that explores the work of Adventure Photographer Krystle Wright and the different tangents of fear that weaves between her life and her work.
Screens Saturday, October 20th – 7:30pm

 

MELTING STARS (2017) by Kate Green
Melting Stars unravels the mystery behind one of the most catastrophic species die offs in recorded history. In 2013 it was discovered that the star fish were dying in the millions and suffering horrific deaths, they were disintegrating into goo on the ocean floor and the environmental balance of the marine ecosystem was being changed.  The virus was also discovered in preserved museum samples from the 1940’s. So what has changed? Melting Stars follows the clues on this marine mystery.
Screens Saturday, October 20th – 4:30pm

 

MODERN ODYSSEUS. THE ALCATRAZ SWIM (2018) by Chris Heath
Sixty-three year old Psychoanalyst swims from Alcatraz to San Francisco on a bet, and a challenge to his swimming skills.
Screens Friday, October 19th – 8pm

 

PAIGE (2018) by Bjarne Salen
Follow the best female big wave surfer on the planet, Paige Alms* on her journey in Hawaii to surf the biggest waves in the world while being a great inspiration to the next generation.
Screens Friday, October 19th – 8pm
*Paige will be in attendance and available for Q&A

 

SHE IS THE OCEAN (2018) by Inna Blokhina
An in-depth exploration into the lives of nine astonishing women from all four corners of the globe. These inspiring women share one love – the deep love for the Ocean.  Featuring; Anna Bader, Sylvia Earle, Keala Kennelly, Andrea Moller, Ocean Ramsey and more.
Screens Saturday, October 20th – 7:30pm

 

TAKUYA (2018) by Rene Olivo
Anyone who met Takuya always had one word to describe him: “Legend”.  With this word in mind and inspired by his travels, charisma, effortless style and battles with his inner demons, the story of Takuya’s life is transformed into an original Japanese-warrior epic that is being passed on by word of mouth from a wise elder to a young warrior.
Screens Thursday, October 18th – 7:30pm

 

TRANSECTING BORNEO (2018)* by Scott Sporleder
Most people see offshore oil platforms as huge industrial blots on the ocean. And yet marine conservation scientists Amber Jackson and Emily Callahan are uncovering a remarkable story: the thriving ecosystems formed on these structures beneath the surface. Follow them on an epic journey from Malaysia to California as they gather data to prove the value of turning “rigs to reef.”
Screens Thursday, October 18th – 7:30pm
*Film subjects will be in attendance for a Q&A

 

WE ARE NOW (2018) by Gandhi Brigade Youth Media
Produced by eight high school students, “We Are Now” showcases the wave of youth-led activism sweeping the country and highlights several young activists who are fighting for what they believe in. Young people feel the government is unresponsive to their needs and, because they are not yet voting age, they are organizing, protesting and standing up for their rights. “We Are Now” is a rallying cry to young people everywhere, urging them to be the change they wish to see in the world.
Screens Friday, October 19th – 8pm

 

WHERE THE WILD THINGS PLAY (2017) by Krystle Wright
There’s a revolving conversation of asking why aren’t there more females in the adventure industry whether its big mountain skiing, filmmakers, big wall climbers and so forth. Well it’s about time we found out Where The Wild Things Play.
Screens Saturday, October 20th – 7:30pm

 

VOYAGER (2018) by Victor Rodrigues
Soul surfer Andre Serrano flows through the Indonesian islands to discover the biggest journey he can get is the exploration of himself.
Screens Saturday, October 20th – 4:30pm