Surfrider Pacific Rim’s second annual Short Film Fest took place at the atmospheric Tofino Botanical Gardens on Friday, October 6th. Under the full moon, and smashing glasses most whimsical white tent, everyone got cozy with their blankets and cocoa to watch surf and environmental films from near and far. Mike and Alle Band played live for the audience to surf films before the festival began, with the sun setting and the twinkling decorative lights of the garden coming into view.

The first half of the programme was made by local filmmakers, and covered subjects around mining, marine protected areas, and marine debris. Mike and Alle Band also played during the intermission to a George Melies video from 1903, The Underwater Fairy Kingdom, made before sound was invented, when musicians would play live along to the images.

The second half of the programme was international films from all over the world – including Panama, Canary Islands, Norway, Cape Town, Australia, and Indonesia – among many others. Films from different cultures expand our own field of view, and inspire how we relate to the world around us. For anyone who wasn’t able to make it to the film festival, or wants to share the programme, here is the lineup!

Local:

Great Bear Sea by Sam Rose Phillips – http://www.samrosephillips.com/great-bear-sea/

Grabbing Spree  by Tsimka Martin – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ9bhiyABCs

Aquajunkie by Marcus Paladino – https://vimeo.com/229428117

CSI Trailer by Clayoquot Action – to be added soon!

Behind the Seams by Patagonia – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4zn5h5TboU

Sea and Debris by Eco Prins – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6uukIMmCJE

Intermission

The Underwater Fairy Kingdom – George Melies – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfmH7WyWXg8

International

The Man and the Sea by Andrew Kaneider – https://vimeo.com/156696950

Waveforms by Stefan Nadelman – https://vimeo.com/channels/unreasonable/129568177

Plastic Bottle Village by MEL Films – https://vimeo.com/182464603

Pangeaseed: Artists for Oceans San Diego Edition – https://vimeo.com/194856551

Northbound by Turbin Films – https://vimeo.com/208432684

Cattu by Mauro Ladu – https://vimeo.com/212592919

Blackboy by Dustin Humphrey – to be added soon!

Woza by surf brand Mami Wata – https://vimeo.com/212603149

Church of the Open Sky trailer by Nathan Oldfield  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thechurchoftheopensky/230748743

Water II by Morgan Maassen – https://vimeo.com/232485795

 

The Short Film Fest set up!!