Surf at Lisbon Film Fest Looks Like a Winner for the Second Time

The second edition of SAL, Portugal’s Surf At Lisbon Film Fest, goes down this weekend, June 27 through 30, at the Cinema São Jorge (they tell us it’s a very old and very important building to the history of surf films in the region).

The goal is to bring international attention to Portugal for its role in the surf film industry by bringing creatives from all over to exchange ideas on surf, art and global culture. And also to give Portuguese surfers a place to watch the best surf films of the year in a historic theatre.  

They’re also hoping to focus on ecological and environmental issues, so they will presumably be talking about all the ways surfers can preserve the ocean and surrounding environs.

We know that a lot of the same films make the rounds at all the festivals, which is great because it gives many diverse audiences a chance to watch a film they might not otherwise see, about a culture they might not otherwise visit. For a snapshot of the program, see below or on the SAL website.

Besides the screenings, art in many mediums will be presented to highlight unique aspects of the Portuguese art scene. The Basque artist Andoni Galdeano will present an exhibition of his work, inspired by surfing and beach life. There will also be a photographic exhibition by André Carvalho. And there will be three concerts, by Kika Santos, Memória de Peixe and Farra Fanfarra.

The full program is available on the official website www.surfatlisbonfilmfest.com and on the event’s facebook page www.facebook.com/surfatlisbonfilmfest

SAL SURF AT LISBON FILM FEST 2013 OFFICIAL SELECTION

Feature Films (from 30 minutes on)

ALASKA SESSIONS FREDERICK DICKERSON, MATTHEW MCNEILL, AUSTRALIA

ALMOST CUT MY HAIR RYAN LOVELACE, USA

BENDING COLOURS KAI NEVILLE & RICK RIFFICI, AUSTRALIA

DEAR & YONDER TIFFANY CAMPBELL, EUA

DEAR SUBURBIA KAI NEVILLE, AUSTRALIA

DISCOVERING MAVERICKS JEFF CLARK, USA

GOOD MORNING MIYAZAKI MATT WESTCOT, JAPAN

HERE & NOW NATHAN MEYERS, USA

INTENTIO LOÏC WIRTH, BRASIL

MARCO TAINHA – VISION HÉLIO VALENTIM, PORTUGAL

RAW THE MOVIE MARK BRIGHTWELL & COHAN BANFIELD, AUSTRALIA

REDITUS CARLOS MURIONGO, PORTUGAL

REMIND ME TO FORGET ASHER LINCH, USA

SECRET SOUND UNDERGROUND JACK COLEMAN, USA

SONS OF BEACHES 72 GLEN BLIGHT, AUSTRALIA

THE HEART AND THE SEA NATHAN OLDFIELD, AUSTRALIA

THE NORTH CANYON BY GARRET MCNAMARA, PORTUGAL

THIS TIME TOMOROW TAYLOR STEELE, USA

TIERRAS LEJANAS CRISTIAN MERELLO, CHILE

ZON NORTH CANYON POLVO CONCEPTS, PAULO CALDEIRA, GUSTAVO NEVES PORTUGAL

 

Short Films (up to 29 minutes)

ANATOMY OF OWEN MATT TITONE, USA

BEYOND THE SCARS CHRIS MCCLEAN, UK

BLOODBROTHERS.DOC RICARDO MOURÃO, PORTUGAL

BOOTLEG JOEL TUDOR & GEORGE TRIMM, USA

CADA VEZ MAIS MARCO ESPÍRITO SANTO, PORTUGAL

CHRIS GURNEY MORGAN MAASSEN, USA

CLOCKWORK WARREN MORGAN MAASSEN, USA

DONE VINCENT KUENY, USA

FRUITS OF DYSTOPIA CYRUS SUTTON, USA

GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS LUCA MERLI, ITALIA

IMAGINARY CARPET MARKET JACK COLEMAN, USA

KILLING WAVES CARLOS CARNEIRO, UK

MAROC INTERDIT LUCA MERLI, ITALIA

NEW ENGLAND BLOOD DYLAN LADDS & RYAN SCURA, USA

ODE TO CALIFORNIA PATRICK TREFZ, USA

RED BULL TOW-OUT SESSIONS – O CONFRONTO TIMELAPSE-MEDIA, JOÃO TRAVEIRA PORTUGAL

RESTRITO DIEGO LARA, BRASIL

STEP AND SOUL TOMA JABLON, UK

SURFART – NO SURF SOMOS TODOS IGUAIS HÉLIO VALENTIM, PORTUGAL

TRAVERS ADLER MORGAN MAASSEN, USA

THE TRICKSTER MICHAEL BIAGIOTTI, USA

TROUGH THE LENS WITH ROB MACHADO TYLER MANSON, USA

UMA NO CRAVO OUTRA NO SURF HÉLIO VALENTIM, PORTUGAL

UPCYCLING GUSTAVO FARACO & CRISTIANO ROTTER, BRASIL

WRIGHT SIDE OF WRONG PETER HAMBLIN, UK/PORTUGAL