With an impressive 10 African premières of surfing and adventure films will be screened in Cape Town this December as part of the Wavescape Festival from 23 November to 13 December at various venues in and around Cape Town.
The festival, which is presented by Pick n Pay, has announced a bumper 2015 edition of its 12th annual festival, with 29 films – from short to feature length – officially selected.
An all-Africa night will be held this year, featuring films by local South African filmmakers, and Wavescape will also première Ocean Driven, starring local big wave surfer Chris Bertish, as well as No Regrets, the story of Ricky Basnett by Jason Hearn.
A common theme in the films for 2015, which include inspiring ocean stories from Chile to Norway and Iceland, explores the relationship between humans and nature where people are pushing the boundaries, from conquering icy cold water and mountain-high waves to exploring the most remote places on earth.
FILM FESTIVAL DATES
Clifton 4th Beach Film Night: 9pm, Saturday 5 December (free)
Indoor films: 8pm, 6-9 Dec, Brass Bell, Kalk Bay (R40, tickets at door)
Indoor films: 6pm and 8pm, 10-13 Dec, Labia Cinema, Cape Town (R45, tickets are available at www.wavescapefestival.com)
Other events taking place during the festival include the popular Artboard Project (artist-decorated surfboards exhibition and auction between 23 Nov and 1 Dec; Fish Fry surfboard market and fish braai contest on 28 November; Slide Night ocean talks evening on Tuesday 8 December; and Shortcuts Film Contest with winning films screened on 11 December.
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