CTAFF2019 - SURF/OCEAN NIGHT
The feeling of opening yourself up to the ocean is one of both beauty and fear.
In that moment ‘satori’ is reached, a feeling of instant awakening.
Satori is ‘a glimpse of truth’ or a sudden moment of awakening. To have the confidence to overcome your fears and unlock your passions you need to be completely present.
This cinematic film, documenting a group of close-knit big wave surfers who have dedicated their lives to the ocean and riding the huge waves on the shores of picturesque Cape Town, South Africa.
Their passion is riding huge waves at two surf breaks situated in South peninsula, the infamous Dungeons below the sentinel mountain in Hout Bay and Sunset Reef 1km out to sea off the small seaside village of Kommetjie.
While each surfer is surfing these waves for different reasons, the film discovers that there is a connection that they all feel and believe in.
This connection is the raw beauty of the ocean beneath them.
The Award-Winning “Skye’s The Limit” documents one woman’s solo circumnavigation of the Isle of Skye, Scotland, on a Stand up Paddleboard.
The adventure serves to highlight the effects of plastic pollution on even stunning, remote and wild places such as this, and brings positive and engaging solutions to the issue. The film follows Cal Major’s epic and dramatic ocean voyage, vulnerable to Scotland’s famous winds, waves and tidal races, alone. Featuring beautiful scenery, wildlife, farm animals and Tunnocks teacakes.
On a wave hunt aboard the famed Bulan Baru, Eyeforce linked up with a handful of the world’s best surfers in efforts to document the dreamiest of strike missions through the Indonesian Archipelago.
Immerse yourself in everything that comes with exploring places unknown, and light up that sense of adventure, paradise is calling.
With new waves and new setups along the journey, reality is quickly blurred through the veil that is the Bulan Baru, where the status quo is built around the pure need to surf. Welcome, ‘New Moon’.
WHAT ELSE IS ON
We'll be featuring a series of engaging talks from members of the surfing and ocean community. Guest speakers include Aaniyah Omardien (The Beach Coop), SATORI filmmaker Richard Wall as well as some special appearances by top local surfers (TBC).