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SURFILM FESTIBAL 2013

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1. INTRO

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2. IMAGEN SURFILMFESTIBAL: ADVENTURE Nยบ 11

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3. CLEAN WAVES

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4. FILMS

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5. SURF, TERROR AND SCIENCE FICTION

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6. SANTA CLARA ISLAND: SUP + COMUNITARY PICNIC

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7. SURFILM SAGรœES

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8. ONDARTXO: MIKAL CRONIN + PACIFIC VIBRATIONS

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9. SURFILM ZARAUTZ: SLOW DANCE EURO PREMIERE

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10. WORKSHOPS

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11. EXHIBITIONS

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12. FESTIBAILA


For it´s 11TH EDITION, Surfilmfestibal has once again mutated, successfully, to showcase the state of the culture. 19 DAYS OF EVENTS, FROM 25.05 UNTIL 19.09, non stop activities with film screenings, art exhibitions, concerts, clinics. A crazy number of nearly 9500 people have attended our different surf culture gatherings. Once again, we have hosted events at our FABULOUS CLASSIC VENUES such as the Teatro Principal, the Aquarium, Gasteszena Music Club, NoColor Gallery, and we have visited FANTASTIC NEW PLACES such as Montes Múgica, Santa Clara Island, Modelo Cinema in Zarautz or the Ondartxo Shipyard.

amazing live show of “4 Sueños Pequeños”, Mikal Cronin did one of his only 2 concerts in Spain in the shipyard with us, and once again we have created original concepts as the live soundtrack of “Morning of the Earth” with the band Odei, the art show at Montes Múgica or the bizarre and avantgarde concept of Surf, Terror and Science Fiction. We can only THANK ALL OUR ARTISTS, SPONSORS, MEDIA AND AMAZING PUBLIC that year after year support our festival making it possible! Eskerrik asko!

KEY SURFERS such as Dane Reynolds and Craig Anderson came to do their European premiere of Slow Dance with us, Thomas Campbell was onsite for the

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INSTALLATION OF MITHICAL BOARDS FROM PUKAS IN ONDARTXO, THE SHIPYARD WHERE MAGIC HAPPENED THE NIGHT OF 30.07.13 VIDEO OF THE EVENT MORE INFO: P. 46 © IKER BASTERRETXEA “ROKE”


EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF UNCHARTED WATERS, DIRECTED BY RICK GRIFFIN. FANTASCTIC TALE OF THE LIFE OF WAYNE LINCH, TRUE SURF REVOLUTIONARY! VIEW TEASER MORE INFO: P. 26


PROJECTION OF “4 SUEÑOS PEQUEÑOS” BY THOMAS CAMPBELL, WITH THE LIVE SOUNDTRACK BY THE CHIWOKS. A VERY SPECIAL MOMENT, SUPREME QUALITY. VIEW VIDEO MORE INFO: P. 32 © MARC GASSÓ


AN ORIGINAL CONCEPT BY SURFILMFESTIBAL AND OUR FRIENDS OF NABIE IN FRANCE. THE YOUNG BAND ODEI DID THEIR LIVE SOUNDTRACK OF MORNING OF THE EARTH, WITH THE BLESSING OF ALBY FALZON. MORE INFO: P. 40 © PACOTWO


“ADVENTURE Nº11”

VIEW THE MOCKUMENTARY © MARC GASSÓ


Travelling means rediscovering, no matter where, and that’s exactly what KEPA ACERO and Surfilmfestibal do on their latest madness called “Adventure No 11”. A mockumentary to claim the classic venues where Surfilmfestibal will host its insane events. This will be our look for this edition: red beanies! A steamboat, a desert island, the most impressive marine fauna, the perfect wave…We hop around Donosti and the surrounding region on a metaphoric trip whose main character is Kepa, an antihero. Kepa is our own particular Steve Zissou, adventurer of the year and an old friend of Surfilmfestibal since its origins, he embarks on a trip, an 16

exotic one too, heading home in search of a new wave. The only new thing is how we approach it. We’re living times of change and transition, and we reinvent ourselves. We’ve programmed more events during the whole summer, in partnership with other collectives who also work around the ocean; new exhibitions, cultural spaces and workshops. Heaps of music, good films and short-film, which are already set in our program.

VIEW THE MOCKUMENTARY


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One more year, our space dedicated to environmental issues, took place in the beatiful Aquarium of San Sebastian during 2 days. 500 people attended the different sessions. An interesting collaboration with NY SMASH to show NY After Sandy, a selection of shorts to understand the devastation of this hurricane, and the surf vibe of this vibrant city. Sand Wars, a killer documentary coproduced by ARTE, and which unveils the heavy economical interests tied to the traffic of beach sand around the world.

3 associations presented their different projects to preserve the environment: Clean Ocean Project (Canaries), SOS Litoral (France) and the Manifest for the Protection of Waves in Spain. Groundswell, Chris Malloy´s documentary had its European premiere.

COMPLETE PROGRAM: Link 05.06 Link 06.06 © MARC GASSÓ 20


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT AND FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM: 1. NY AFTER SANDY CURATED BY SMASHSURF / 2. SOS LITORAL. ASSOCIATION WORKING TO PRESERVE THE SAND IN THE ANGLET BEACHES / 3. SAND WARS. DENIS DELESTRAC. FR. 2013, 86 MIN (NATIONAL PREMIERE). TRAILER / 4. CLEAN OCEAN PROJECT. PRESENTATION BY ANTJE BEYEN / 5. MANIFIESTO PARA LA PROTECCIÓN DE LAS OLAS PRESENTED BY JUANJO GONZÁLEZ TRUEBA, EUROPEAN DOCTOR IN GEOGRAPHY / 6. GROUNDSWELL. CHRIS MALLOY. USA 2012 EUROPEAN PREMIERE. TRAILER


TEATRO PRINCIPAL 07, 08, 09.06


One more year, a super crowd of 2000 people attended the 3 days of projections in our fabled Teatro Principal, with a few sold out screenings. A passionate and eclectic public, all the local “inteligenzia”, local pros and industry members, and a selection of global surf culture luminaries make of San Sebastian the capital of the world wide surf culture for a few days. A selection of big names such as Wayne Lynch and the European premiere of his biopic “Uncharted Waters” directed by Craig Griffin, the European premieres of the ambitious fiction title such as “Drift” starring Sam Worthington (Avatar, etc…), “Inmersion” from Tim Bonithon, “This Time Tomorrow” from Taylor Steele, the stunning show of “4 Sueños Pequeños”, the mind blowing skate film by Thomas Campbell with the live soundtrack by the Chiwoks.

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COMPLETE PROGRAM: 07.06 08.06 09.06

DRIFT. DIR BEN NOTT, MORGAN O’NEILL. AUSTRALIA. 2013. 114 MIN (EUROPEAN PREMIERE) TEASER


THE AFRICA PROJECT. JASON HEAM. SOUTH AFRICA. 2012. TRAILER ENTRE 2 MARES. JAVI MUÑOZ “PACOTWO”. BASQUE COUNTRY. 2013. 13 MIN (WORLD PREMIERE) ODE TO CALIFORNIA. PATRICK TREFZ. USA. 2013. 8 MIN (EUROPEAN PREMIERE) DRIFT. BEN NOTT, MORGAN O’NEILL. AUSTRALIA. 2013. 114 MIN (EUROPEAN PREMIERE) TRAILER UNCHARTED WATERS. CRAIG GRIFFIN. AUSTRALIA. 2013. 86 MIN (EUROPEAN PREMIERE) TRAILER STEP N’ SOUL. TOMA JABLON. UK. 5 MIN TRAILER (WORLD PREMIERE) THIS TIME TOMORROW. TAYLOR STEELE. USA. 2012. 45 MIN. TRAILER

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9TH JUNE. TEATRO PRINCIPAL CUATRO SUEÑOS PEQUEÑOS THOMAS CAMPBELL. USA. 2013. 20 MIN LIVE SOUNDTRACK BY THE CHIWOKS. © MARC GASSÓ


9TH JUNE. TEATRO PRINCIPAL. CUATRO SUEÑOS PEQUEÑOS THOMAS CAMPBELL. USA. 2013. 20 MIN LIVE SOUNDTRACK BY THE CHIWOKS. This 20 minute movie was shot entirely on 16mm film in a dream scene scenario that blends reality,dreamtime and a skate adventure starring Javier Mendizabal and Madars Apse. This film captures Javier Brushing his teeth,slobbering on his pillow, bedding down with a beautiful brunette. Also Javi running into Madars Apse in his dream, they skate over volcano’s,thru the woods and into cities of Spain,The Canary Islands,Mallorca,The Basque country and California.This film has a completely original soundtrack by the critically acclaimed Spanish super group CHIWOKS. And besides the usual unusual camera perspectives you expect from a THOMAS CAMPBELL film.

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Surf Horror and Science Fiction, a new rag we presented on May 25th at the Guardetxe, one of our favourite venues. A tribute to class Z films including surf, hoarse poetry and raw surf music.

FILMS: Kárate a muerte en Torremolinos and Psycholettes short-film, both by Pedro Temboury. SECRET SOUND UNDERGROUND Jack Coleman. AEB / EEUU. 2013. 42 min For sure one of our favorite filmmakers, Coleman gave us the European premiere of his latest film, a mix of brilliant surfing, very good music, unexpected turns, super stylish art treatment, and full on humouros take on surfing. POETRY: Sung Poetry by Luís Tejerina (from Oficina de Hechos) accompanied by Unai Azkune aka Pichu’s guitar. MUSIC: Longboards, instrumental surf trio from Bilbao presented their new album: Insane.   CHECK OUT THE PROGRAM

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SANTA CLARA ISLAND: SUP + COMUNITARY PICNIC ANOTHER ONE OF THE ORIGINAL AND FUN ACTIVITIES OF SURFILMFESTIBAL 11 TO REDISCOVER SANTA CLARA ISLAND, ONE OF THE SET UPS OF THE FILMING OF ADVENTURE Nº11. IT FINALLY HAPPENED ON JUNE 15TH, WITH THE COLLABORATION OF PATAGONIA AND C4SUPCENTER. A FUN PADDLE AROUND THE BAY, PIC NIC AND PATAGONIA WETSUIT SEARCH HIDDEN IN THE ISLAND. WITH THE SUPPORT OF: PATAGONIA AND C4SUP CENTER © MARC GASSÓ


© IKER BASTERRETXEA “ROKE”


Our return to the first spot where we screened a film the first year of of Surfilmfestibal 2003, the Sagues neighborhood, just above the waves. 3 days of outdoor activities, film screenings, concerts, a market of surf culture indie artists, shapers, etc… Aprox. 2700 PEOPLE attended the different activities, such as Kutxabank Gaua that saw the world premiere of Serendipity, dir. Simon Lamb, which tells the story of the discovery of the Maldives, the concerts of Frank and Betty the Shark, leaded by Lee Ann Curren, and the Patagonia Eguna, with the surf board swap, meeting of indie shapers and artists, and the mind blowing projection of Morning of the Earth with Odei´s live soundtrack. A very succesful first timer taking surf culture back to its original birth place on the beach!

MORNING OF THE EARTH + LIVE SOUNDTRACK BY ODEI. Albert Falzon. Australia. 1972. 75 min The classic surf film Morning of the Earth reveals a fantasy of three exotic lands: Bali, Hawaii and Australia, where surfers made their own houses, surfboards and lived in harmony with nature. This absolutely iconic film for surf culture, saw the band Odei creating their live soundtrack.

SERENDIPITY SIMON LAMB. AUSTRALIA. 2013. 70 MIN (WORLD PREMIERE) SERENDIPITY, THE DOCUMENTARY, IS A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY HUSSEIN HINDE. HE IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE FATHER OF SURFING IN THE MALDIVES, NOT ONLY DID HE KICK STARTED THE NATION’S EMERGING TOURISM INDUSTRY HE ALSO FOUND HIS OWN PERSONAL NIRVANA AND LIVELIHOOD.

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TIERRAS LEJANAS LAMBIAS, OTTONE, MERELLO. CHILE. 2013. 45 MIN (EUROPEAN PREMIERE) CHILEAN SURFER CRISTIAN MERELLO SURFS, WHILE NICOLAS, A KID WITH AN ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT, TELLS A STORY THAT REVEALS AN UNKNOWN DREAM. TRAILER


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Without doubt one of the most original events of the basque summer, a success both conceptually and public wise (450 PEOPLE). EVENT CLIP

An installation of vintage boards from Pukas helped us connect visually the venue, ocean and our surf culture.

A project developped in colaboration with GIN MUSICA and ALBAOLA in an amazing venue, a perfect set up for an idea in which the space, the artistic proposal and public melted to leave us images of a magic evening.

PACIFIC VIBRATIONS JOHN SEVERSON. AEB / EEUU. 1970. 92 min One of the classic surf films, directed by John Severson, surfer, filmmaker, artist and founder of Surfer Magazine. TRAILER

An shipyard from the 1950´s which now houses Albaola, who are building the replica from the San Juan ship, a boat built in Pasajes in 1563, and found in Red Bay, Canada in 1978. Mikal Cronin and his band performed in one of their only 2 dates in Spain, and “Pacific Vibrations”, John Serverson´s seminal film from 1970 was screened thanks to Metro Goldwyn Mayer who delivered us a perfectly restored copy.

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PACIFIC VIBRATIONS IS AS VALID TODAY AS 40 YEARS BACK, WHOSE FORMAT AND SURFING ARE TOTALLY UP TO DATE. ART BREWER THE OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE PROJECT LET US SOME PICTURES AND THANKS TO METRO GOLDWYN MAYER, WHO GIVE US THE LICENSE TO DO IT, WE SHOWED IT LEGALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EUROPE. FOTO © ART BREWER


RICK GRIFFIN PAINTING THE BUS OF PACIFIC VIBRATIONS © ART BREWER

JOHN SEVERSON VISIONARY, DIRECTOR OF PACIFI VIBRATIONS AND SURFER MAGAZINE FOUNDER

BILLY HAMILTON LAIRD´S STEPFATHER, A BIG INFLUENCE ON THE NORTH SHORE AND STYLE MASTER

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THE NORTH SHORE IN THE 70´S, SINGLE GUNS AND DESTROYED CARS © ART BREWER


© JM ZABALA PUKAS PRO ZARAUTZ ARCHIVE


Surfilmfestibal 11, itinerant and mutant, landed on Cine Modelo in Zarautz in August 8 and 9th to host the European premiere of SLOW DANCE, DANE REYNOLDS latest film with Craig Anderson, and by the way, offer two film sessions with the best of this years local productions. Total sold out and good vibes in these sessions, more than 900 PERSONS came to see Craig and Dane presenting their film and some of the most important basque surfers.

COMPLETE PROGRAM: 08.08 09.08

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THANKS TO OUR COLLABORATION WITH XSORIES.COM, WE CREATED A DIGITAL AND ANALOGIC SURF PHOTOGRAPHY CLINIC, WITH PACOTWO AND ROKE, 2 OF THE MOST ACTIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF OUR COAST. SURFILMFESTIBAL KEEPS ON PUSHING EDUCATION THANKS TO PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS, TROUGH THEIR EXPERIENCE, HELPING THIS WAY FUTURE PROFESIONAL ARTISTS. A HANDS ON CLINIC, INCLUDING ARTISTIC TOPICS, TECHNICAL BUT ALSO MARKET ORIENTED KNOW HOW TO HELP FINDING THEIR WAY TO YOUNG AND PASSIONATE SURFERS/ARTISTS. PROGRAM © IKER BASTERRETXEA “ROKE”


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MONTES + MUGICA NARRICA UNO (31.05 – 28.06) “Surfilmfestibal11” unites, in 2 unique exhibitions, works from 4 women from the Basque Country, second generation of legendary surfers, and a clear representation of art inspired by the ocean. In their case, the ocean, instead of apeasing them, clearly shakes their creativity. A total of 1000 people came to the show. 200 people attended the opening of the show, 800 more people saw the show and Inés working live the first week. REINHARDT, SUSAETA, DECOSTER AT MONTES + MÚGICA NARRICA UNO

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NOCOLOR GALERIA (29.05 – 28.06) CALEUCHE BY DANIELA GARRETON DANIELA GARRETON’s exhib at NOCOLOR (may 29th – June 28th) 800 people saw the exhibition. Although she now lives in Donosti, Daniela started drawing in Chile, a country with 4.000 km of coastline, therefore, the ocean soon became her passion. Her work spreads the respect and love she feels for the ocean through different techniques and a defined, intense line. She uses paper and wood for her drawings, she also collaborates with prestigious brands, illustrating surfboards or handplans.


FIRDAY JUNE 7. GASTESZENA. FREE ENTRY! FREE GIG ON FRIDAY NIGHT. TWO CONCERTS AND THEN GANG/DANCE CLASH: ROCKERS VS SURFERS VS MODERNOS. THE LOOKERS + THEE BRANDY HIPS + DJS ROCKERS (AYO SILVER) VS SURFERS (PRIMO) VS MODERNOS (NIMU) © IKER BASTERRETXEA “ROKE”


Donostia / San Sebast ián Adventure No.11 “ZARPANDO HACIA UNA NUEVA AVENTURA” “Boarding for a new adventure”

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