2 DEC – CLIFTON 4th BEACH – 8pm/sunset  

PROXIMITY  – SA Premiere
Director: Taylor Steele
Info: 52 min
Showing: Clifton 4th Beach, Sat 2 Dec, 20h00;
Labia Cinema, Sun 10 Dec, 20h00

When Taylor Steele teams up with Teton Gravity Research and assembles arguably the best cast for a modern surfing movie, we’re in for a treat. We follow eight of the world’s best surfers – four legends and four rising stars – paired together in different exotic locations across the globe. Stars 11x world champion Kelly Slater, current champ John John Florence, big wave icon Shane Dorian, breakthrough performer Albee Layer, six-time women’s champ Stephanie Gilmore, radical activist Dave Rastovich and style masters Rob Machado and Craig Anderson. Shot in epic 4K.

UNDER AN ARCTIC SKY – SA Premiere
Director: Ben Weiland / Chris Burkard
Info: 39min
Showing: Clifton 4th Beach, Sat 2 Dec, 20h00;
Labia Cinema, Sun 10 Dec, 20h00

Six surfers set sail along the frozen shores of Iceland, knowing that the worst storm to hit the country in 25 years is about to arrive. In constant darkness and stormy seas, they discover perfect waves and make history by surfing under the northern lights. I mean how can you have three surf sessions a day in daylight when you only have a three-hours gap? You just flick the cosmic light switch and boom, you’re in the green room, get it?

SHAPE QUI RIT – SA PREMIERE
Director: Steeve Fleury & Steven Blatter
Info: 2min
Showing: Clifton 4th Beach, Sat 2 Dec, 20h00;
Labia Cinema, Sat 9 Dec, 20h00

A beautifully made short film about a two year old girl shaping her dream surfboard with soulful French shaper Jeremy Ferrara making her dream come true.

Woza
Director: Pato Martinez & Francisco Canton
Info: 5 min
Showing: Clifton 4th Beach, Sat 2 Dec, 20h00;
Labia Cinema, Sat 9 Dec, 18h00

Shot over seven days in Durban, South Africa, and Ponto Do Ouro, Mozambique, “Woza” tells the story of an African surfer who has been taken as a lover by the African water spirit Mami Wata. It features 22 year-old Transkei surfer, Avuyile Ndamase. “Woza” is the Zulu word for “Come”. The film features the track ‘Asazani’ by Soweto based BCUC.  WOZA won a Bronze Cannes Lions for Film Craft at Cannes Lions 2017, Best Short At The Paris Surf & Skate Film Festival, and Best Cinematography at The Patagonia Film Festival. Also Vimeo Staff Pick.

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