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Souled Out Surf Film Fest Honors Artful Gems of the Genre

10:24 11th January 2009 by
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Souled Out Surf Film Fesitval

After successfully running the Australian Surf Movie for the last six years, Tim noticed there are some amazing surf films out that really needed to be seen on the big screen and has launched the Souled Out Film Festival to showcase these artistic gems.

In its first year of touring, the Souled Out Surf Film Festival will feature ‘UNDER THE SUN’ by Cyrus Sutton which is an artful portrait of the growth of Australian surfing between Surfers Paradise and Byron Bay. Cyrus has mastered the making of a great story and has turned this film into a gem.

The second support film is ‘SURFING 50 STATES’ – two young Aussies venture off to America with the simple idea of surfing the US in all 50 states, what ever it takes. This film has just been accepted into the X Dance Film Awards. Which just goes to show that it’s a really good flick with a simple idea that really works.

”Films that aren’t crazy big waves being surfed by crazy men or surfers doing crazy manoeuvres,” says Tim. “These films are skillful works of art. Artistic moving pictures in surfing.”

”It is this whole new genre that has slowly bloomed into the surfing domain with high-end surf shops with lots of cool boards, books, surf, art & stuff. You look into their DVD rack you see only those cool films by Thomas Campbell, Andrew Kidman with retro films & classics.”

”So I have decided to create a new style of film festival, one suited to these kinds of films. My aim is to bring to you on the big screen one night of these wonderful films of surfing. And in some venues, where viable, live music as well.”

On some selected shows live music will accompany the films with Band Of Frequencies, OKA & Justin Carter will perform, and all proceeds from the tour will go to the Surfrider Foundation, Margaret River Chapter.

For full details of the tour, go to: souledout.net.au

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