Director: Rob Stewart
Sharkwater: Extinction is a thrilling and inspiring action packed journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it — a conspiracy that is leading to the extinction of sharks.
Vague à l’Ame
Featuring Benjamin Sanchis, Shane Dorian, Jack Robinson, & Justin Becret, Vague à l'Âme tells the full story of the blood, sweat, & tears behind what it takes to surf the heaviest waves on the planet.
Director: Morgan Le FAUCHEUR
Between oceans and mountains, here is the unique adventure, the passionate journey of one of the greatest athlete of its generation; snowboarding world champion Mathieu Crepel. Some see it as a quest of the needless, others as a way of life. A reason to discover the world, to accomplish his dreams that sometimes turn out to be true feats… Filmed and told by his childhood friend, Mathieu challenges himself to surf the legendary wave of Jaws in Hawaii, an intimate tale with a feel good movie note. Shaka !
Director: Tony Harrington
Emocean started out as a surf film but quickly turned into something so much more than wild waves and barrel rides. This is a documentary with soul; a salty blend of stories by the eclectic assortment of people sharing tales of adventure, adrenaline, inspiration, love and loss and their relationship with the ocean.
Director: Brent Storm
A parallel story from the big wave surfers and photographers who witnessed the largest surf ever seen. This story is based on one photographer's journey to capture the wave of a lifetime. In pursuit, three epic swells hit the South Pacific shorelines, providing conditions only madmen could dream of. Hear the story behind these historical days from the men themselves who dared to challenge the 'White Rhino'.
Director: Gugi van der Velden
Big Wata (The Ocean) is a documentary about the first and only surf club in Sierra Leone.
During the Ebola outbreak the younger members of a West African fishing community discover surfing as their identity and purpose in life.
Director: Konstantin KOKOREV
A film about Russian surf culture. A story about what it is to truly live, about the joy of being free.
From the surprisingly smooth waves of the Baltic to the powerful oceanic swells of Kamchatka; down to the welcoming waves of the Black Sea and the challenge of surfing in the Arctic Ocean – these are the stories of people who have dedicated their entire lives to the surf.
Director: KEELY SHAYE BROSNAN and TERESA TICO
Journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, where communities are surrounded by experimental test sites and pesticides sprayed upwind of their neighborhoods. Poisoning Paradise details the ongoing struggle to advance bold new legislation governing the fate of their island home.
In an attempt to diversify an economy that was overly reliant on tourism, policymakers in both Hawaii and Washington, D.C. encouraged the world’s largest biotech companies to utilize Kauai’s favorable climate and fertile soil to test genetically engineered seeds and crops. Corporations including Syngenta, Pioneer DuPont, BASF, and Dow Agrosciences have since applied hundreds of tons of Restricted Use (RU) pesticides on thousands of acres across the Garden Island’s West Side, the traditional homeland of an indigenous and disenfranchised population.
Director: Andrew Buckley
Part surf film, part conservation film, Never Town takes a journey along some wild coastlines and talks with the people fighting to keep them wild. Filmed along the Southern Ocean coasts of Australia, it’s an exploration of what these places mean to surfers… and what surfers are willing to do to save them. As surfing elder Wayne Lynch says, “We mythologised these places. We lose them and we lose ourselves.” Features the surfing of Dave Rastovich, Dan Ross, Belinda Baggs and Heath Joske with music by Midnight Oil, Yirrnga Yunupingu, Ziggy Alberts and Bad Dreems.
Director: Arthur Bourbon
In June 2018, professional surfers Arthur Bourbon and Damien Castera travelled to Africa in order to make a documentary film about Liberia. They went there to witness the history of the first surfing community in this country, devastated by 15 years of civil war. A feature-length documentary is currently being edited and will be available in early 2019.