8th Annual Kona Surf Film Festival

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The Kona Surf Film Festival is all set to start December 2 and 3 at the beautiful Mauni Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows.  Obviously we’d all love to be there to see all the top film submissions, but since most of us won’t be able to do that, we can at least watch the cool trailers.

Here are some of the films that will screen under the stars at the 2011 Kona Festival:

Come Hell Or High Water
Keith Malloy brings us a new surf flick featuring Mark Cunningham, Dan Malloy and Mike Stewart. Hell or Highwater gives us a different – beardless – perspective on surfing. The film explores the history and progression of the sport of bodysurfing and the pureness that comes from riding a wave. While Malloy is most widely known for his time in the water as a surfer, his exploration into the world of bodysurfing began some 10 years ago when he wanted to reconnect with the ocean and did so through bodysurfing. Said Malloy about this project, “It’s about taking a breath and kicking your feet in the big blue sea.”

Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOez2mFNk2s

The Drifter
In the summer of 2008 iconic surfer and former Pipe Master Rob Machado flew toIndonesia to experience a different kind of surf trip. A journey that would take him way beyond his comfort zone to the point where he could finally be alone with his thoughts, his desires and the empty perfection of an unnamedIndian Ocean reef. What did he discover? You never stop dreaming, even when dreams do come true.

The Kona Surf Film Festival is proud to welcome Rob Machado as a special guest and friend of the Fest.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzEKWreXgp4

For The Love
Quietly hidden from the rest of the world lies a small town filled with ordinary people, with extraordinary stories; Stories that never seemed to matter until now.  Raised in Hilo, on the windward side of the Big Island, Cliff Kapono, screens his debut film and will attend the festival to share his insights and experiences from producing this work of art.

Watch the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/27998272

Leave A Message
Nike 6.0 presents this latest film project, starring the new generation of woman surfers who push surfing to the next level. Starring Carissa Moore (Hawaii), Lakey Peterson (California), Laura Enever (Australia), Coco Ho (Hawaii), Byrne-Wickey Monyca (Hawaii) and Malia Manuel (Hawaii), the film follows the women as they travel the world circuit toAustralia,California,Hawaii andMexico.

The Kona Surf Film Festival is proud to welcome Lakey Peterson as a special guest and friend of the Fest.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehkD6tw5opg

Lost & Found
Lost & Found is a documentary based on the discovery of 30,000 black and white surfing negatives at a flea market inPasadena,California. As it turned out, the images belonged to Surfing Magazine from the iconic times of the 60s and 70s. It’s a journey over three plus years of reuniting and sharing the images capturing stories that unless told, would have been lost.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.corduroy.tv/lostandfound/

Year Zero
Year Zero is a modern take on high performance surfing set in a post-apocalyptic world, reminiscent of Mad Max or an HG Wells novel. It tells a story of a band of renegade surfers, including Dion Agius, Yadin Nicol, Nate Tyler, Taj Burrow, CJ Hobgood and Damien Hobgood on a road trip through the apocalypse in search of waves, women and good times.

Watch the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/26600961

Gum For My Boat
Gum For My Boat is a story of hope focusing on the Bangladesh Surf Club and its members. The club consists of around 30 male and female members and is helping to introduce surfing into a culture in a very unconventional method.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kHeREaDvJo

Lost Atlas

From Kai Neville, the creator of Modern Collective, Lost Atlas is a view of postmodern surfing.  This is youth on the run set to a killer soundtrack that veers across all genres.

Watch the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/25854235

Sight/Sound

Artsy hip music, an über-talented bunch of surfers on long (and not quite so long) boards, and some very desirable line-ups. “As every surfer matures, so does their taste in surfing,” says filmmaker Mikey DeTemple. “These are my tastes and the people that really inspire me and some of the most unique and fun locations in the world.”

Watch the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/18758953

For more information, visit the Kona Surf Film Festival’s website.


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