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Bells Beach Surf Film Fest gathers work from around the world



Film Updates

Films come to Torquay for screening at the Australian National Surfing Museum

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 December, 2017 - Surf films are back in the Surf Coast next week with the running of the 8th annual  Bells Beach Surf Film Festival which runs from Wednesday 3rd to Saturday 6th January and features films from Australia, France, USA, New Zealand and Portugal.

The lineup includes the award winning BLUE ROAD which follows the life journey of three young women Annabel, Rachel and Alena who follow their passion for surfing, short film THE AGAVE GUN which follows master shaper Gary Linden as he shapes a big wave board destined to be ridden on one of the biggest waves in the world.

WELCOME TO RAGLAN which is a fun look at life in one of New Zealand’s biggest surf towns, Keith Molloy’s documentary FISH PEOPLE which explores the simple joy of getting in the ocean and catching, riding waves on boards, wood and bodies and Nathan Oldfield’s CHURCH OF THE OPEN SKY featuring Dave Rastovich, Belinda Baggs and a bunch of other surfers seeking that special connection with waves and nature in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

Festival Director John Foss: “In a world of downloads it can be really satisfying to go and see a surf film on a big screen with a bunch of friends. The Bells Beach Surf Film Festival brings some amazing surf films to Torquay each year that are not on many peoples radar. It is fantastic to see people enjoying great surfing on a big screen like in the old days when surf films were a regular attraction along the Surf Coast.”

Opening Night on Wednesday 3rd January features lives music, beers and two Australian Premieres… the perfect start to a surf film festival!

Doors open at 7.40pm and films start at 8.00pm on the dot each night at the museum with some cool door prizes from Patagonia and Reef to be won.

For more information about this year’s festival including tickets (available on-line through, dates and the official festival program check out the festival Facebook page.



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