The complete film and music line-up for the 2010 edition is out. This year’s films are all premieres, and among the 8 titles is the German river surfing flick ‘Keep Surfing’. The director of the film, Bjorn Richie Lob, will be in Bali to present his film to the public in person.
Also screening is the new Taylor Steele film and visual whirlwind ‘Castles in the Sky,’ and the true story of a group of Israeli and Palestinian surfers in ‘God went surfing with the Devil’.
The opening night film is ‘Fiberglass and Megapixels,’ which shines a light on Hawaii’s North Shore surfing scene that attracts surf photographers from all over the world.
The complete film line-up can be found below.
Ombak Bali/ Surf Time Photo Contest
New this edition is the Surf Photo Contest, where everyone should send in their best surf-lifestyle photo before July 2, 2010. The winning photo will be announced on July 21 at 7pm and receives the prize of 2 million Rupiah and product prizes from festival sponsor Electric. Fifteen photos will be on exhibit at the festival venue.
The festival will be topped off with sounds presented by Rhythm, which brings together a unique group of musicians. To name a few: Pandora, Solomon and Marapu.
Castles in the Sky Asian premiere
Taylor Steele/ USA/ 2010/ 60’
A visual whirlwind that follows surfers to the farthest reaches of the known surf world and beyond. Filmed in 5 countries, this flick sinks into the heart of each one of the visited countries with a totally open mind
Fiberglass and Megapixels Asian premiere
Derek & Craig Hoffman/ USA/ 2010/ 48’/ English spoken
Swarms of photographers arrive in Hawaii every winter to focus their cameras on the best surfers in the world and working to get the right shot. www.fiberglassandmegapixels.com
God Went Surfing with the Devil Asian premiere
Alexander Klein/ Israel& USA/ 2010/ 84’/ English subtitles
At the end of 2007 a group of young men was surfing in Gaza, sharing some old ruined boards, when Israel decided to seal the borders. This doc tells the obstacles and dangers that Israeli and Palestinian surfers encounter while trying to practice their favourite sport. www.godwentsurfing.com
Gum for my Boat Asian premiere
Russell Brownley / USA & Bangladesh/ 2010/ 31’/ English subtitles
Short feature tells a story of hope focusing on the Bangladesh Surf Club and its members. Many of the kids come from the streets. An ocean that was once deemed off limits due to fear a conservative culture is now becoming source of fun, escape and even a chance for a way to make a living.
Hanging Five Asian premiere
Chris Cutri/ USA/ 2009/ 53’/ English spoken
Hanging Five follows 5 artists who all happen to be surfers. The film documents their work and looks at different aspects of their lives and how those experiences have impacted their work. The doc also looks at why the surf culture embraces and supports the arts. www.hangingfive.com
Idiosyncrasies Asian premiere
Patrick Trefz / USA/ 2010/ 65’
This film presents an exploration of some truly unique minds, revealing what’s behind the impact of some of surfing’s most influential underground individuals. Through their art and music, surf craft and lifestyle choices.
Keep Surfing Asian premiere with director present
Björn Richie Lob/ Germany/ 2009/ 91’ German spoken & English subtitles
Stunningly shot on various formats, including 16mm and 35mm, Keep Surfing is the true story of surf culture at the Eisbach river in Munich, Germany, the world river surfing capital. www.keep-surfing.de <http://www.keep-surfing.de/>
Seven Ways World premiere with director present
Pete Matthews/ Indonesia/ 2010/ 35’/ English spoken
Seven of surfing’s leading young faces went on a journey into the wild depths of the Indonesian jungle.
Date: 21 – 24 July 2010, starts daily at 6pm
Venue: Discovery Mall, Seaside Square, jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Bali/ Indonesia
website: www.ombakbali.com <http://www.ombakbali.com>